Skip to main content

How Much Tuition is Covered by Grants and Scholarships

Many law schools offer great grants and scholarships opportunities and students who received the financial help can cover a large part of tuition. The law school tuition is much expensive, therefore the grants and scholarships opportunities is an important consideration when choosing a law school.
For the academic year 2023-2024, 92,289 law school students out of 117,558 enrolled students received the financial aid, which is 78.51% of enrolled students. The average received amount is $22,897 that could cover 45.40% of average tuition ($50,429).
By attending status, 79.36%% of full-time students received the grants and 70.13%% of part-time students received the aid. The average amount is $22,971 for full-time and $14,288 for part-time students.
The following table shows the average grants/scholarships amount and the percentage received by attending status and school types.
2023-2024 Law Schools Statistics for Grants and Scholarships Received
TotalPublic Law SchoolsPrivate Law Schools
Total Enrollment117,55844,59372,965
# Received Grants92,28934,17258,117
% Received Grants78.51%76.63%79.65%
Received Amount$22,897$16,599$27,821
Full-time Enrollment106,68441,24565,439
# Received Grants84,66332,30652,357
% Received Grants79.36%78.33%80.01%
Received Amount$22,971$16,694$27,821
Part-time Enrollment10,8743,3487,526
# Received Grants7,6261,8665,760
% Received Grants70.13%55.73%76.53%
Received Amount$14,288$9,146$17,042

How much of the tuition is covered by the grants and scholarships

Of those who received law school grants or scholarships, 6.87% students received nearly equal to tuition amount, and 3.15% students receiving even more than full tuition amount. 51.60% of students received less than half of tuition and 40.83% received more than half but less than full tuition price.
In public law schools, 11.91% of students received full tuition or more and 8.92% of students received full or more amount of tuition. In general, the chance and benefits of financial aid is better in public laws schools as well as the benefit of lower tuition.
2023-2024 Law Schools Statistics for Grants and Scholarships by Covered Tuition Amount
TotalPublic Law SchoolsPrivate Law Schools
Less than Half of Tuition51.60%54.39%49.96%
More than Half but Less than Full Tuition40.83%38.33%42.30%
Full Tuition6.87%6.89%6.86%
More than Full Tuition3.15%5.02%2.06%

Average Amount Received - 25th, 50th, and 75th Percentile

For full-time enrollment, the average amount of grants/scholarships received is $22,971 (50th percentile). It is 45.55% of the average tuition of $50,429. The amount of 75th percentile is $31,543 which is 62.55% of tuition. The amount of 25th percentile is $14,289 that could cover 28.33% of tuition.
In public law schools, the average grant amount could cover 38.54 % of tuition ($43,313) , and, in private schools, it could cover 49.69 % of tuition ($55,993).
The average grants amount of part-time students is $14,288. The grants amount at the 75th percentile is $21,710 and the 25th percentile is $8,398.
2023-2024 Law Schools Average Amount of Grants and Scholarships
TotalPublic Law SchoolsPrivate Law Schools
25th Percentile
Full-time$14,289 (28.33%)$9,711 (22.42%)$17,826 (31.84%)
50th Percentile
Full-time$22,971 (45.55%)$16,694 (38.54%)$27,821 (49.69%)
75th Percentile
Full-time$31,543 (62.55%)$23,369 (53.95%)$37,859 (67.61%)
*** The percentage in parentheses indicate the portion of tuition covered by the grants/scholarships.


Popular Articles

Law School Admission Stats - Acceptance Rate, LSAT Score, and GPA

Law Schools accept a limited number of students, but as the low acceptance rate reflects, many students apply to law schools. For the academic year 2023-2024, total 414,758 students applied and 130,837 students accepted, as the acceptance rate is 31.55%. The final number of enrolled students is 36,756 which means only 8.86% of applicants became low school students. Georgetown University Law Center had the most applicants of 10,827 with 19.57% acceptance rate and University of South Dakota School of Law had the least number of applicants of 302 with 76.16% acceptance rate. 2023-2024 Law Schools Admission Statistics All Law Schools Public Law Schools Private Law Schools Applicants 414,758 149,858 264,900 Accepted 130,837 46,819 84,018 Enrolled 36,756 13,829 22,927 Acceptance Rate 31.55% 31.24% 31.72% Yield (Enrollme

2024 Law Schools Fast Facts

For the academic year 2023-2024, 196 ABA-accredited law schools are offering J.D. (Juris Doctor) programs excluding 3 law schools on teach-out plan. By school type, there are 86 public and 110 law schools offering J.D. programs. How tight to admit to Law Schools? The law school admission is competitive with low acceptance rate and high LSAT score and GPA. The 2024 average acceptance rate is 42.40% over the 196 ABA-accredited law schools. Especially, most high-ranked law schools have very selective rate. In 4 schools, the acceptance rate is below 10% and additional 24 schools have their rate below 20%. One of most important thing to get into law schools is the LSAT score. The average LSAT score is 159 in 2024. 19 law schools have the LSAT score of 170 or higher which is very competitive score, and 66 schools' scores sit on between 160 and 170. Along with LSAT score, the GPA is also required to apply to law schools, and the average GPA is 3.61 in 4.0 scale

Selection Criteria Beyond LSAT and GPA

While LSAT scores and undergraduate GPA are still important factor, non-numeric factors are becoming more importnat in the law school selection process.Because law school admissions committees are looking for applicants who are "talented, diverse, and engaged," applicants should prepare for more than just the LSAT and GPA. See the selection criteria and admission policy of some law schools. We do not utilize a GPA or standardized test score cutoff of any kind in our review process. - Yale Law Schools Thus, the College of Law seeks to enroll students who, collectively, bring to its educational program a wide range of backgrounds, experiences, interests, and perspectives. - Levin College of Law, UF The Committee evaluates the academic potential of applicants through a thorough assessment of each applicant's academic record, professional and educational experiences, and accomplishments. In addition, the Committee identifies candidates who will enhance the prof