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Types of Law Financial Aid

There are four main types of financial aid. Generally, a combination of the aid types is offered to law students.


Wayne Law Admissions Scholarships for new students are based on incoming credentials and do not require submission of a separate application. Merit and need-based scholarships for continuing law students are awarded through the Law School Dean of Students Office. All scholarship recipients are required to file an annual FAFSA. Scholarships are considered in determining eligibility for other aid.  

Information about scholarship scams


Student loans must be repaid at a future date, usually following graduation or when you cease to be enrolled on at least a halftime basis. Federal loans offer fixed interest rates and loan deferment and cancellation benefits. 


In addition to on-campus employment in the WSU Law School Clinics, students have opportunities to work in a variety of off-campus settings that have established work-study agreements with the University. 

Other Resources

Other resources include external scholarship opportunities, military and veteran education benefits, and American Indian tuition waivers.

Additional Information on Financial Aid Programs

Financial Awareness Counseling

Financial Awareness Counseling provided tools and information to help you understand your financial aid and assist you in managing your finances.