The School of Law has a number of financial assistance programs to ensure you’ll get the support you need to earn a top-rate legal education.

All applicants requesting need-based financial assistance (federal loans, institutional scholarships/grants) are required to submit the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). Applicants should file this form through the federal government's website: Northeastern's federal institution code is 002199.


Merit-Based Tuition Scholarships

The School of Law offers merit-based tuition awards to select admitted applicants. These decisions are made through a committee process and take into consideration factors such as leadership skills, years of work experience, academic achievements and overcoming adversity. Merit-based scholarships can only be applied to tuition.

Northeastern University Law Grant

Northeastern University Law Grants (NULG) are tuition scholarships awarded to first-year students based on need. Recipients of this institutionally funded program are not required to repay this award. The Financial Aid office determines all NULG award decisions. To be eligible, you must be an admitted student and file a FAFSA.

Endowed Scholarships

 A variety of modest need-based tuition scholarships are awarded annually to upper-level students; some of these scholarships have very specific eligibility criteria. The application process for these named scholarships is separate and distinct from the application for financial aid. More information on the endowed scholarship application process is available.

Outside Scholarships

Outside organizations offer limited scholarships for prospective and current law students. We encourage you to explore our list of outside scholarships.

Federal Direct Stafford Loan

To be eligible for this loan, you must file a FAFSA and be eligible for federal aid. Under this program, a law student may borrow as much as $20,500 per academic year up to a maximum indebtedness of $138,500 over the student’s entire educational career. The Federal Unsubsidized Stafford Loan is a non-need-based loan program. Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loans have an interest rate of 4.30%. The standard repayment period is for 10 years.

Federal Graduate PLUS Loan

To be eligible for this loan, you must file a FAFSA and be eligible for federal aid. Students can borrow the PLUS loan to supplement the Federal Unsubsidized loans that are currently available. The Federal Graduate PLUS Loan has a fixed interest rate of 5.30%. A basic credit check is performed. Repayment can be 10-25 years based on the amount borrowed. To apply for the PLUS loan, you must complete the Graduate Plus Loan Application on using your FSA ID and password.

If you have questions about the financial aid application process, you are welcome to contact our financial aid team at (617) 373-4620 or


If you have any questions about the FlexJD, please schedule an appointment with an enrollment specialist.

Phone: (617) 203-7228