Financing a legal education can be a challenge, but we in the Financial Aid Office are available to assist you in preparing to meet it. We are committed to clarifying the process of applying for financial aid so that you may explore the options that may exist for funding your legal education.
We encourage you to read the following information carefully. Use this website as a reference guide to help explore the avenues of funding that may be available to you.
Applicants to the LL.M. and J.S.D. programs who are interested in grant assistance should note that the information in this financial aid section is intended primarily for students enrolling in the J.D. program at Columbia Law School. The Financial Aid Office reviews grant applications for J.D. students only, and the Office of Graduate Legal Studies reviews grant applications for LL.M. and J.S.D. candidates.
The Financial Aid office can be reached at 212-854-6522 or by email at Financial_Aid@law.columbia.edu.