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The Law School does not offer a financial aid application for entering first year students. We require only that you complete the FAFSA for need-based aid consideration. Need-based aid includes grants, Federal Direct Student Loans and Graduate Plus loans. The FAFSA is a free application and it can be released to several law schools at the same time. Our school code is 003658.

An applicant should apply for financial aid as early as possible during the admission cycle, often before admission decisions will be released. Financial aid information will be processed once an applicant has been offered admission.

Priority deadline: March 15th

Completing the FAFSA by the priority deadline will ensure an applicant receives the best financial aid package available. All financial aid awards will be determined based upon the information received from the FAFSA application.


In 2011-2012, the average need-based grant awarded annually was $4,500 to Texas residents and $3,800 to non-residents.


Graduate and professional students will no longer be eligible to receive subsidized Stafford loans beginning on or after July 1, 2012.

The terms and conditions associated with prior subsidized Stafford loans borrowed before July 1, 2012, will remain unchanged.

All students who complete a FAFSA will be considered for Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loans and Graduate Plus Loans.


All admitted students are automatically considered for merit scholarships. Scholarship awards range from $2,500 per year up to full tuition and fee awards for all three years of enrollment. Criteria for these scholarships may include merit and financial need criteria. In 2011-2012, 57% of the entering class of 370 students received merit-based scholarships and 66% of the class received need-based grants and loans.

International students admitted to the JD program will be considered for merit-based scholarships only. For questions regarding additional financial assistance, contact the University of Texas at Austin International Office.

If you are not offered a scholarship during your first year, you may still be considered for scholarship assistance as a continuing student. Prior to the beginning of each academic year, continuing students will be notified about our online scholarship application. Scholarship and grant decisions will be made during the summer.