Prospective Students

The AUWCL Financial Aid Office provides numerous resources to help off-set the cost of your legal education. Please select your program of interest from the side navigation bar to see what options may be available to you and click on the links for more information.

International students may email their financial aid point of contact to learn about eligibility requirements of the various aid programs.

The financial aid deadline is March 1. Applications may be submitted prior to an admissions decision to meet the application deadline; do not wait for an offer of admission to apply.

All Admissions and Financial Aid application requirements must be satisfied before August 1st to allow for processing and on-time disbursements.  

Your point of contact is Stephanie Busby, Assistant Director of Financial Aid. Her email address is sbusby@wcl.american.edu and she is more than happy to address questions you may have about the following financial aid options:

Merit Scholarships are offered by the AUWCL JD Admissions Office. For more information, please click here.

The Public Interest/Public Service (PIPS) Scholarship is also offered through the AUWCL JD Admissions Office. For more information, please click here.

Need-based grants are offered by and processed through the AUWCL Financial Aid Office. For those who qualify, the annual award maximum is $15,000. For more information, please click here.

Veterans: AUWCL proudly offers an unlimited number of Yellow Ribbon Program (YRP) slots up to the cost of tuition/fees. YRP and other Veterans benefits are certified through main campus. For more information, please click here.

AUWCL offers Restricted Scholarships (application made available every fall semester) to qualifying matriculated students with some awards specifically earmarked for incoming students. For more information, please click here.

The Myers Law Scholarship (application made available every fall semester) is AUWCL’s most prestigious award and provides one-year scholarships to matriculated full-time JD students (one or two annually) who show academic promise and demonstrate financial need. For more information, please click here.

The United Methodist Scholarship is awarded each academic year to full-time JD law students who are full members of the United Methodist Church for at least one year prior to application. For more information, please click here.

Some 1L students are able to obtain employment positions through the school; many of which are paid through the federal work-study program, if eligible. For more information, please click here.

The AUWCL Financial Aid Office maintains a list of outside scholarships on its website separated into application deadlines by calendar month. For more information, please click here.

Federal loan programs (unsubsidized Stafford and/or Graduate PLUS) may be available to help fill the gap between the cost of attendance and total financial aid received. Federal loans are only available for U.S. citizens and permanent residents. For more information, please click here.

Your point of contact is David Ly, Student Support Coordinator. His email address is dly@wcl.american.edu and he is more than happy to address questions you may have about the following financial aid options:

Merit Scholarships are offered by the AUWCL JD Admissions Office. For more information, please click here.

Veterans: Please note that your assigned point of contact is Stephanie Busby (sbusby@wcl.american.edu). AUWCL proudly offers an unlimited number of Yellow Ribbon Program (YRP) slots up to the cost of tuition/fees. YRP and other Veterans benefits are certified through main campus. For more information, please click here.

AUWCL offers Restricted Scholarships (application made available every fall semester) to qualifying matriculated students with some awards specifically earmarked for incoming students. For more information, please click here.

Some 1L students are able to obtain employment positions through the school; many of which are paid through the federal work-study program, if eligible. For more information, please click here.

The AUWCL Financial Aid Office maintains a list of outside scholarships on its website separated into application deadlines by calendar month. For more information, please click here.

Federal loan programs (unsubsidized Stafford and/or Graduate PLUS) may be available to help fill the gap between the cost of attendance and total financial aid received. Federal loans are only available for U.S. citizens and permanent residents. For more information, please click here.

Your point of contact is David Ly, Student Support Coordinator. His email address is dly@wcl.american.edu and he is more than happy to address questions you may have about the following financial aid options:

Tuition remission awards are offered by the AUWCL LL.M. Admissions Office. Please click here for more information or contact the LL.M. program directly at llm@wcl.american.edu.

Veterans: Please note that your assigned point of contact is Stephanie Busby (sbusby@wcl.american.edu). AUWCL proudly offers an unlimited number of Yellow Ribbon Program (YRP) slots up to the cost of tuition/fees. YRP and other Veterans benefits are certified through main campus. For more information, please click here.

AUWCL offers Restricted Scholarships (application made available every fall semester) to qualifying matriculated students with some awards specifically earmarked for LL.M. students. For more information, please click here.

Some LL.M. students are able to obtain employment positions through the school; many of which are paid through the federal work-study program, if eligible. For more information, please click here.

The AUWCL Financial Aid Office maintains a list of outside scholarships on its website separated into application deadlines by calendar month. For more information, please click here.

Federal loan programs (unsubsidized Stafford and/or Graduate PLUS) may be available to help fill the gap between the cost of attendance and total financial aid received. Federal loans are only available for U.S. citizens and permanent residents. For more information, please click here.