Financial Aid

Applying for Financial Aid

St. John's Law encourages all applicants and students who need financial assistance to apply for financial aid. You will need to complete and submit the Free Application for Financial Student Aid (FAFSA) to be considered for federal student loans. You can apply online using St. John’s federal school code: 002823.

While the Law School assists you with the process of obtaining financial aid and administers merit-based scholarships, the University Office of Student Financial Services is responsible for creating financial aid packages and assisting students with financial planning.  You can reach the Student Financial Services team at 718-990-2000 or [email protected]. You will find more detailed information in this Financial Aid Process document (PDF) created by the University Office of Student Financial Services.

Students are encouraged to continue to seek federal, public, and private scholarship opportunities throughout their time at St. John's. Many of these can be found through basic online searches based on criteria such as year in law school, area of law of interest, geographical region, etc. Others may be found on our Online Student Center.

Financial Planning

St. John's Law partners with AccessLex, an independent, non-profit institution, to assist admitted Law students with financial planning. They offer these free resources:

  • AccessConnex - Accredited Financial Counselors, who can answer your financial questions about borrowing strategies, loan terms, repayment options, credit, and more.
  • Scholarship Databank - Tool to help students maximize the affordability of a law degree by providing a list of vetted scholarships.
  • MAX - Free personal finance program designed for law students. Learn top financial strategies and one-on-one financial coaching from Accredited Financial Counselors. MAX video


If you are an incoming student and have further questions about the law student financial aid process, please contact the Law School Admissions Office at 718-990-6474.

If you are an admitted student, please contact the Student Financial Services Office at 718-990-2000 or [email protected]

Continuing Student Scholarships

Academic Achievement Awards

In addition to the entering scholarships available to Law School students, students may become eligible for tuition assistance after completing their first year. Students who place in the top 25% of their class at the end of every year are eligible to receive an award bringing their total financial aid package to half-tuition assistance. This award is renewable annually provided the student remains in the top 25% of their class. These awards can be granted in addition to a current scholarship, but in no case will the award bring a student’s total financial aid package to more than half-tuition assistance. Continuing students will be notified in the summer if they are eligible for such an award.

External Scholarships

We also make continuing students aware of a number of external scholarships. These are emailed to current students throughout the year and also posted on the Online Student Center.

Scholarship Retention 

All Scholarships are Unconditional: We’ll consider you for a scholarship automatically when you apply to St. John‘s Law. You don’t need to supplement your application or qualify with a particular LSAT score or undergraduate GPA.

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