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Financial Aid is available to C|M|LAW students in the forms of scholarships and Federal Loans.

Scholarships are awarded competitively at the time of admission to the law school. Once awarded, scholarships are guaranteed throughout law school. Like all law schools that offer a guaranteed, unconditional scholarship, you must, of course, maintain academic good standing. In addition, there are limited awards available for upper-level students based on specific criteria such as academic performance and areas of demonstrated interest. All law students should fill out a new Law Aid Application to ensure full scholarship consideration.

Effective Fall 2017, all scholarships granted to first year students are guaranteed and unconditional throughout enrollment in law school for their J.D. degree.

Scholarship Retention Data Worksheet
Students Marticulating in: # Entering with Conditional Scholarships # Whose Conditional Scholarships Have Since Been Reduced or Eliminated
Academic Year 2016-2017 45 9
Academic Year 2015-2016 78 35
Academic Year 2014-2015 113 68
Academic Year 2013-2014 87 48
Academic Year 2012-2013 72 32
Academic Year 2011-2012 63 30

Scholarships are subject to renewal criteria. Once not renewed, scholarships will not be reinstated. 

 

The College is notified throughout the year of outside scholarship opportunities and writing competitions. These opportunities will be broadcast to all law students through email and will be posted on the scholarship section of the C|M|LAW website.

Federal Loans available to law students include the Stafford Loan and the Graduate Plus Loan. All students should complete the FAFSA in order to be awarded federal funds. Although loans are a valuable resource in achieving your educational goals, it is important that all students understand the terms and conditions of their loans, regularly review and manage their education loan portfolio, and make every effort to minimize their debt.


Scholarships are awarded competitively as part of the admission process. All applicants to C|M|LAW are considered for scholarships. In 2016, scholarships were awarded to 49% of the entering class.

While undergraduate grades and LSAT scores* are the primary factors in determining scholarships, we do factor in other personal and professional attributes of our applicants.

For Fall 2016, scholarships for incoming law students were awarded in two categories:

Law Academic Scholars

The median undergraduate GPA for our 2016 Law Academic Scholars was 3.28.

The median LSAT for our 2016 Law Academic Scholars was 154.

Law Justice Scholars

The median undergraduate GPA for our 2015 Law Justice Scholars was 3.34.

The median LSAT for our 2015 Law Justice Scholars was 156.


For Fall 2015, scholarships for incoming law students were awarded in two categories:

Law Academic Scholars

The median undergraduate GPA for our 2015 Law Academic Scholars was 3.36.

The median LSAT for our 2015 Law Academic Scholars was 152.

Law Justice Scholars

The median undergraduate GPA for our 2015 Law Justice Scholars was 3.51.

The median LSAT for our 2015 Law Justice Scholars was 155.


For Fall 2014, scholarships for incoming law students were awarded in two categories:

Law Academic Scholars

The median undergraduate GPA for our 2014 Law Academic Scholars was 3.06.

The median LSAT for our 2014 Law Academic Scholars was 152.

Law Justice Scholars

The median undergraduate GPA for our 2014 Law Justice Scholars was 3.39.

The median LSAT for our 2014 Law Justice Scholars was 155.


For Fall 2013, scholarships for incoming law students were awarded in two categories:

Law Academic Scholars

The median undergraduate GPA for our 2013 Law Academic Scholars was 3.34.

The median LSAT for our 2013 Law Academic Scholars was 151.

Law Justice Scholars

The median undergraduate GPA for our 2013 Law Justice Scholars was 3.42.

The median LSAT for our 2013 Law Justice Scholars was 155.


For Fall 2012, scholarships for incoming law students were awarded in two categories:

Law Academic Scholars

The median undergraduate GPA for our 2012 Law Academic Scholars was 3.15.

The median LSAT for our 2012 Law Academic Scholars was 155.

Law Justice Scholars

The median undergraduate GPA for our 2012 Law Justice Scholars was 3.50.

The median LSAT for our 2012 Law Justice Scholars was 158.


For Fall 2011, scholarships for incoming law students were awarded in two categories:

Law Academic Scholars

The median undergraduate GPA for our 2011 Law Academic Scholars was 3.27.

The median LSAT for our 2011 Law Academic Scholars was 156.

Law Justice Scholars

The median undergraduate GPA for our 2011 Law Justice Scholars was 3.41.

The median LSAT for our 2011 Law Justice Scholars was 158.


*The GPA and LSAT data is provided to illustrate the competitive nature of C|M|LAW's scholarship program. This data may vary from year-to-year and does not suggest minimum requirements for scholarship consideration. Similarly, this data does not guarantee scholarships to applicants.

 

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