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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.
In 2022, 91,692 law school students out of 116,591 enrolled students received the financial aid, which is 78.64% of enrolled students. The average received amount is $21,012 that could cover 43.16% of average tuition ($48,679).
By attending status, 80.09%% of full-time students received the grants and 65.30%% of part-time students received the aid. The average amount is $21,012 for full-time and $13,329 for part-time students.
The following table shows the average grants/scholarships amount and the percentage received by attending status and school types.
2022 Law Schools Statistics for Grants and Scholarships Received
TotalPublic Law SchoolsPrivate Law Schools
Total Enrollment116,59145,12471,467
# Received Grants91,69234,63457,058
% Received Grants78.64%76.75%79.84%
Received Amount$21,012$15,574$25,263
Full-time Enrollment105,16141,54663,615
# Received Grants84,22832,81551,413
% Received Grants80.09%78.98%80.82%
Received Amount$21,012$15,574$25,263
Part-time Enrollment11,4303,5787,852
# Received Grants7,4641,8195,645
% Received Grants65.30%50.84%71.89%
Received Amount$13,329$7,347$16,961

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

Of those who received law school grants or scholarships, 7.97% students received nearly equal to tuition amount, and 3.24% students receiving even more than full tuition amount. 51.44% of students received less than half of tuition and 37.32% received more than half but less than full tuition price.
In public law schools, 14.24% of students received full tuition or more and 9.37% 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.
2022 Law Schools Statistics for Grants and Scholarships by Covered Tuition Amount
TotalPublic Law SchoolsPrivate Law Schools
Less than Half of Tuition51.44%50.14%52.22%
More than Half but Less than Full Tuition37.32%35.61%38.36%
Full Tuition7.97%9.04%7.31%
More than Full Tuition3.24%5.20%2.06%

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

For full-time enrollment, the average amount of grants/scholarships received is $21,012 (50th percentile). It is 43.16% of the average tuition of $48,679. The amount of 75th percentile is $31,254 which is 64.20% of tuition. The amount of 25th percentile is $12,567 that could cover 25.82% of tuition.
In public law schools, the average grant amount could cover 36.82 % of tuition ($42,305) , and, in private schools, it could cover 47.08 % of tuition ($53,662).
The average grants amount of part-time students is $13,329. The grants amount at the 75th percentile is $19,681 and the 25th percentile is $7,846.
2022 Law Schools Average Amount of Grants and Scholarships
TotalPublic Law SchoolsPrivate Law Schools
25th Percentile
Full-time$12,567 (25.82%)$8,940 (21.13%)$15,403 (28.70%)
50th Percentile
Full-time$21,012 (43.16%)$15,574 (36.82%)$25,263 (47.08%)
75th Percentile
Full-time$31,254 (64.20%)$22,582 (53.38%)$38,034 (70.88%)
*** The percentage in parentheses indicate the portion of tuition covered by the grants/scholarships.


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