The Law School offers scholarships* to students in amounts ranging from $2,500 to full tuition and fees with a stipend per academic year. More than 50 percent of the entering class have 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 two weeks of receiving their admission offer letter. First-year students are automatically considered for scholarships and a separate application is not required. Scholarship recipients are expected to take a minimum of 14 credit hours per semester.
Scholarships generally fall into the following three categories:
In 2013, 99 percent of our scholarship recipients retained their scholarships. Please note our scholarship retention in recent academic years.
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* In accordance with Law School policy, students who withdraw from school before the end of the semester are required to repay the total amount of their scholarship.
In 2012, 57 percent of the entering class received merit-based scholarship and 66 percent of the class received need-based grants and loans.