Tuition and Financial Aid
Your choice to earn a degree in the legal profession is an important, lifetime decision. We recognize that paying for a graduate education can seem formidable. At Vermont Law School, we are here to help you navigate the process, and to help you to achieve your educational goals. A variety of financial assistance is available at Vermont Law School in the form of scholarships, loans, work study, and fellowships. More than $24 million in aid was awarded for the 2012-13 year to enrolled Vermont Law School students.
At Vermont Law School, scholarship funds are merit based awards. Merit awards are given annually to entering students who demonstrate excellent academic achievement and promise, evidence of commitment to public service, or dedicated environmental stewardship. Over 60% of the 2012-13 entering class received a Vermont Law School merit scholarship.
No separate scholarship application is required. Students who are awarded a merit scholarship are notified at the time of their acceptance to Vermont Law School. All applicants are automatically considered, including international students, for consideration of a merit scholarship.
The Financial Aid Office is available to answer your questions and to assist you throughout the process of applying for aid. You may reach us by calling 1-888-277-5985 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Financial Aid Application
To be eligible for financial aid, you must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). VLS recommends that you complete the FAFSA by March 1st of the year you plan to enroll, at the same time you are completing your admissions application.
Vermont Law School’s FAFSA code is G11934
To be considered for federal financial aid, a student must:
- be enrolled at least half-time and be making satisfactory progress in the JD, Masters or LLM program;
- be a U.S. citizen or an eligible non-citizen (see FAFSA instructions for definition of eligible non-citizen);
- not be in default on a previous federal loan or owe a refund on federal financial aid received in the past;
- be registered with the Selective Service (if applicable).
Financial aid is granted annually and awards are subject to student eligibility, availability of funding and program limits. A new FAFSA application must be completed each year. To obtain more information on any financial aid programs, please call the Financial Aid Office toll-free at 888-277-5985 or email us at email@example.com.