Types of Financial Support

Financial support, up to the Law School’s Cost of Attendance, is given in one of three forms:

Financial aid awards cannot be made until after admission and are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis until funds have been exhausted. Students must complete a FAFSA to be eligible to receive Law School need-based scholarships, State Grants, and Federal Loans.


Certain outside scholarship opportunities can be found on the Outside Scholarships & Fellowships link.  The Office of Financial Aid also makes every effort to announce external scholarships which may be of interest to students through each class’s Facebook page.  Please note that notification of these scholarships does not imply endorsement of any organization or firm.

Any student who receives financial assistance from any source outside of The University of Texas must advise the Office of Financial Aid of the amounts and types of assistance received. Your financial aid award may be adjusted accordingly.


In addition to Federal Loans, students may receive loans from private lenders. However, Federal Loans include many benefits not typically offered with private loans, such as fixed interest rates and income-based repayment plans. Private loans are generally more expensive (e.g., may have variable interest rates and/or additional fees) and require an established credit record or a cosigner. Students will need to contact the private lender for instructions about applying for private loans. Most private loan lenders require a loan certification from your school to verify enrollment and Cost of Attendance amounts. International students and international Texas residents are common alternative loan borrowers.


Want to know how you can use your federal and state veterans education benefits at Texas Law? Contact the Office of Financial Aid directly and we can walk you through how your GI Bill and/or Hazlewood benefits will be applied to your Cost of Attendance. Make sure you also visit the University’s Student Veteran Services to learn more about the University’s thriving veteran community.