Scholarships, Fellowships, and Loans
The LL.M. programs offer a variety of scholarships with the majority awarded through the LL.M. admissions process. The awarding of scholarships is determined by the individual LL.M. programs; not the AUWCL Financial Aid Office. Scholarships are based on various criteria such as academic merit and financial need. Current LL.M. students are also eligible to apply for an LL.M. need-based award with preference given to incoming students. For more information on LL.M. scholarships, please click here.
Individual LL.M. programs offer fellowship opportunities. Fellowships are designed for incoming exceptional students enrolling in a particular LL.M. program. Successful applicants will have an exemplary academic background and a demonstrated potential to excel in the program. The fellowship applications have distinct requirements and the individual LL.M. program and/or the AUWCL Office of Graduate Admissions should be contacted for more details. For more information on LL.M. fellowships, please click here.
Through the generosity of AUWCL friends and alumni, dozens of named scholarships are awarded annually ranging in amounts from $1,000 to upwards of $20,000 depending on funding levels in a given year. Selection criteria for these scholarships vary. Most commonly awards are based on financial need and academic achievement. There are scholarships specifically ear-marked for LL.M. students. SJD students are not eligible to apply for Restricted Scholarships.
The Restricted Scholarships require a separate application, including a personal statement and resume. Application procedures and selection criteria are announced on MyWCL and in the WCL Daily email during the fall semester with the application deadline typically 2-3 weeks after the first announcement.
Federal education loans may be available to help off-set the cost of attendance. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) must be completed online to determine eligibility. A minimum enrollment of six credits is required to receive federal loans. For more detailed information on the federal loan programs and application process, please click here.
Private education loans may be available to help off-set the cost of attendance. Lenders require the student applicant to have a U.S. citizen or permanent resident as a co-signer on the loan. All private education loans are based on the credit of the student applicant and the co-signer. The terms and conditions of the loan vary between lenders. All private education loans must be certified by the AUWCL Office of Financial Aid and additional processing time is required.