Scholarship Reconsideration Process for Incoming Students

Our Scholarship Committee gives complete and fair consideration to all applications for scholarship support. No single factor determines whether a scholarship offer will be made. If The University of Texas School of Law is one of your top choices and you feel that our financial aid package is not sufficient to enable your enrollment, you may request a one-time review of your scholarship offer. This limited matching opportunity will consider scholarship offers from similarly ranked schools along with other factors such as merit and need.  Although The University of Texas School of Law will not be able to match all scholarship offers from peer schools and we will not engage in a bidding competition, our Scholarship Committee is happy to take a second look at your offer. We are committed to doing all we can to help every admitted student who wants to join our community.

The Scholarship Reconsideration Form will be available for admitted students starting February 1. The Scholarship Committee will begin reviewing scholarship reconsideration requests after March 15. If you have any further questions, please send an email to

Types of Scholarships

Scholarships are provided through the generosity of alumni and friends of Texas Law and from general funds allocated by Texas Law and the University.  Scholarships awarded to incoming students are automatically renewed for the second and third year of law school enrollment as long as a student remains in good academic standing.  Texas Law offers scholarships to students in amounts ranging from $1,000 to full tuition and fees with a stipend per academic year. More than 50 percent of the entering class has been awarded scholarships in the last three years.

Scholarships are awarded on the basis of scholastic merit and/or financial need. Some awards include a competitive Non-Resident Tuition Exemption (NRTE) that entitles the recipient to pay tuition at Texas resident rates. The majority of students who receive these scholarships are notified in writing within three weeks of receiving their admission offer letter. First-year students are automatically considered for scholarships and a separate application is not required.

Texas Law Scholarship Requirements and Policies

To accept a scholarship award, all recipients must acknowledge and adhere to the Texas Law Scholarship Requirements and Policies. Scholarship awards will not be applied until a recipient agrees to these guidelines.  To see these requirements, please go to the Texas Law Scholarship Requirements and Policies page.

Scholarship Retention

YearNo. of Students MatriculatingNo. of Entering Students with Merit ScholarshipsNo. of Students Whose Merit Scholarships Have Been Reduced or Eliminated