​Scholarship Programs

The University of San Diego School of Law is committed to providing all possible financial assistance to eligible students to help pursue and plan a legal education through a comprehensive financial aid program. Entering students are automatically considered for merit-based as well as need-based scholarships. In awarding scholarship assistance, the Admissions Committee focuses on students with academic merit or promise, and/or financial need. Financial aid awarded to School of Law students includes more than 350 scholarships and grants. All scholarships and grants are coordinated with any other financial aid that a student receives.

USD School of Law Grants

The Law School considers entering students for a number of need-based partial tuition grants. These awards are based on the applicant's financial need, academic promise, potential for service to the community and for contribution to the diversity of the USD community.  In 2019-2020 the award totals between $21,000 and $26,000. This scholarship may be awarded as a 1-year scholarship or it may be granted as a renewable award for subsequent years. To be considered, applicants must file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on an annual basis and continue to establish financial need. Students will be notified in writing at the time the award is made whether they are receiving a 1-year or renewable award.

Academic Achievement Scholarships

After the first year, scholarships for varying amounts may be available to top students. Criteria used for these awards includes academic performance, rank in class and existing scholarship commitments. The number of awards and scholarship amounts may vary year to year based on fund availability.

Scholarships by Program