» Financial Aid

The objective of the Chapman University's Graduate Financial Aid Office is to package students according to their financial needs, in accordance with established policies and regulations, so that students can focus on their legal education. We provide financial assistance, in a manner that maintains the dignity of the individual and the integrity of the Federal Aid Programs, to eligible students committed to pursuing their law degree.

A range of programs are available to assist eligible students in meeting their financial needs. These programs include:

Chapman Law Scholarships

Merit-Based Scholarships - The Fowler School of Law offers merit-based scholarships to first year students determined by undergraduate cumulative GPA and LSAT score and available scholarship funds. Merit-based scholarships are awarded upon admission to the JD program. Students must maintain a 2.9 cumulative grade point average in their second and third years of legal study to retain their scholarship award.  Learn more about our other scholarships and how to apply for financial aid.

Federal Loans

Federal Stafford and Federal Graduate PLUS loans are available. These are Federal low-interest rate loans available to students completing the FAFSA. Learn more about federal loans.

Federal Work Study

Federal Work Study can be requested by students after their first year. Work study allows students to earn money to use for their educational expenses. Fowler School of Law students work primarily as research assistants to our professors or in the Hugh & Hazel Darling Law Library.  If a student is interested in receiving Work Study, they should contact the Graduate Financial Aid Office. Learn more about federal work study.

Private Loans

Private Education Loans are offered by lenders to International Students and students who are not eligible for the Federal Loan Programs. Private loans have different fees and interest rates and vary across lenders.

Private BAR loans are offered to assist students with bar prep and living expenses while studying for the BAR. Learn more about private loans.

To learn more about financial aid programs, award status, or to apply for aid, visit the Graduate Financial Aid website