Financial Aid

St. John's University School of Law encourages all applicants and current students who need financial assistance for law school to apply for financial aid. The Free Application for Financial Student Aid (FAFSA) is required to apply for consideration of federal loans at St. John’s Law. You may apply online at  St. John’s federal school code is 002823.  Representatives from the Student Financial Services team can be reached 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.

The Law School acts as a financial aid liaison to the University Office of Student Financial Services for prospective and current students. 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.

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
The St. John’s University Office of Student Financial Services is responsible for creating financial aid packages and assisting students with financial planning. In addition, we have partnered with an independent non-profit institution AccessLex to assist admitted Law students with financial planning. Here are free resources for law students provided by AccessLex:

  • 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. 

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  
For the entering class of 2023, all scholarship awards are guaranteed and nonforfeitable (there is no minimum GPA required to retain a scholarship). 

Earlier classes may have been admitted under different scholarship retention policies.

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