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Scholarships and Financial Aid

Scholarships

All incoming first-year students are automatically considered for merit-based scholarships. Admitted students will be notified if additional information is required in order to be considered for any award. There are additional scholarships that students may apply to once they are enrolled. In order to maintain any scholarships awarded, students must be in good academic standing and enrolled full-time at ASU Law. In the last three years, no student has lost a recruiting scholarship in his/her second or third year of study as a result of academic probation.

Financial Aid

To be considered for financial assistance, you must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The type of aid awarded could be any combination of federal student loans. To receive federal financial aid, you must meet the eligibility criteria and enroll at least half-time each semester.

There are also a number of private loan programs available. Private alternative loan fees and interest rates vary by lender and are determined by the borrower's credit rating. ASU Law does not endorse any specific lenders, but there are several online resources from which you can choose a lender (e.g., U.S. Department of Education and FinAID.org).

Summer financial aid is available to students who enroll in the summer term, meet the eligibility criteria, and have a FAFSA on file for the current academic year. The offered awards are contingent upon enrollment in five (5) or more credit hours. Awards may consist of federal Stafford loans, federal Graduate PLUS loans, and federal work-study. Financial aid is also available for exchange and study-abroad programs.

For more information on financial aid options, visit the ASU Financial Aid and Scholarship Services Office's website. Additional questions can be directed to law.financialaid@asu.edu.

Financial Aid Forms

The following is a list of available financial aid forms. Please return completed forms to the Office of Admissions, PO Box 877906, Tempe, AZ 85287-7906.

*Submit the in-school deferment form to the Registrar's Office at the Tempe campus.
**Only submit "To Do List Items" forms when requested.

Residency

Like all other state universities, Arizona tuition fees are lower for residents than non-residents. Residency classification is determined for all students in accordance to guidelines provided by the Arizona Board of Regents, which reflect current Arizona revised statutes. You can find more information on residency status here.

Veterans Benefits

ASU Veteran Services in the Pat Tillman Veterans Center is primarily responsible for the administration of veterans' educational benefits programs and the necessary enrollment certifications. You can learn more about benefits for veterans and their dependents here.

We are offering four full-ride scholarships for veterans seeking a juris doctor degree. Two of the scholarships are reserved for individuals who have served in the Marine Corps, and two are reserved for veterans of the Special Forces, such as Army Rangers or Green Berets, Navy SEALs or Marine MARSOC or RECON.

For more information contact Eric Border.

Thank You Letter

A professional letter of thanks is needed in acknowledging the donor's gift. If there are multiple donor contacts listed in your notification from our office, you will need to thank each donor individually. Once you complete the thank you letter(s), please submit the original(s) to the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid. Our Director of Financial Aid will place a copy of the letter in your file and ensure delivery of your letter to the donor.

You will want to include in your thank you letter:

  • a paragraph detailing some biographical information about yourself
    • past degrees and academic accomplishments
    • work experience
    • community and extracurricular involvement
    • military and/or public service
    • language skills
    • areas of interest and plans for the future, if known
  • your accomplishments and involvements
  • how instrumental this award was in your decision to enroll at ASU (or, if you are a continuing student, how important it was to allowing you to succeed). 
    • future plans