» Financial Aid

The objective of the Chapman University 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.

The Fowler School of Law offers a range of programs to assist eligible students in meeting their financial needs. These programs include:

+ - Chapman Law Scholarships

Merit Scholarships - The Fowler School of Law offers generous 10%-100% tuition scholarships based on LSAT and GPA scores. These scholarships are awarded by the Fowler School of Law Admission Committee and students are notified of eligibility at the time of admit. Students matriculating in Fall 2013 of thereafter must maintain a 2.9 cumulative grade point average in their second and third years of legal study.

Need Based Scholarships - a small number of need based awards may be made to eligible students who have completed the FAFSA and met the April 15th Admissions application deadline. Awarded students will be notified with their Financial Aid Award Letter beginning late April. Learn more about scholarships.

+ - 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 Harry and Diane Rinker 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.

Group of Students


All Financial Aid Candidates must complete the FAFSA.

Loan History

You can access your Federal loan history online at www.nslds.ed.gov.

Student Center

Check your award status on Student Center.

Next Steps

If you have received your Financial Aid Award Letter, please review our Award Letter Instructions.

Account Information

If you have questions regarding your charges or account refund, please contact the Student Business Office.