Welcome to Financial Aid

Beginning March 16, please contact the AUWCL Financial Aid Office via email for assistance (finaid@wcl.american.edu).

Department of Education announcement regarding federal student loan payments during the COVID-19 national emergency (UPDATED August 21, 2020

The Financial Aid Office provides counseling and resources relevant to financing your legal education. We offer expert advice on maximizing your institutional aid, minimizing your federal loan borrowing, budgeting, and loan repayment.

Your legal education is a major investment and you are urged to begin planning your finances as the admissions process begins. The Washington College of Law maintains a variety of financial aid programs that assist in making law school more affordable.

The Financial Aid Office looks forward to working with you to help develop your law school financial plan.

Types of Aid and Resources


Veterans Benefits

The AUWCL Financial Aid Office proudly partners with the Veterans Center on American University's main campus to support and assist veterans pursuing a legal education.

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