Scholarships & Financial Aid

Scholarship Options

The Advocacy LL.M. Program offers a variety of scholarship options for students.  In addition to the scholarship opportunities offered directly by the Program, Washington College of Law also has a listing of scholarship options posted on their website.

Advocacy LL.M. Tuition Remission Opportunities

Partial tuition remission grants based on financial need are available for a limited number of LL.M. students. Tuition remission applications and corresponding financial documents should be submitted by June 1 for the fall semester and by November 1 for the spring semester. All documents should be mailed directly to the Advocacy LL.M. Program.

Advocacy LL.M. Fellowship Opportunities

The Advocacy LL.M. Fellowship is designed for exceptional students passionately committed to their field of specialization. Successful applicants should have an outstanding academic background and a demonstrated potential to excel in the LL.M. Program. The Fellow will enroll in the 24 credit LL.M. Program and will receive a number of benefits. See complete program details.

Robert D. Reif Fellowship in Legal Ethics and Professional Values

Each year, the Reif Fellowship will be awarded to the AU WCL student who has submitted the best essay on an important question of ethics and/or values confronting the legal profession today. 

WCL Financial Aid Office

The WCL Financial Aid Office offers additional sources on their website. Please read the fine print as some scholarships are open only to JD students and/or US qualified lawyers. 

Financial Aid for U.S. Citizens & Permanent Residents

U.S. citizens and permanent residents may apply for federal financial aid by filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by the March 1 priority deadline. Do not wait until you are admitted to apply for financial aid. Total financial aid for one year may not exceed the established cost of attendance, which includes tuition, fees, books, and living expenses. International students who can obtain a U.S. citizen as a co-signer may be able to receive education loans from private lenders. For information and applications, contact the WCL Financial Aid Office.

*Please review WCL Financial Aid information regarding recent legislation affecting student loans.

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA):
School Code: 001434

Financial Aid & Other Information for International Students

In order to satisfy F-1 visa requirements, students must be registered for a minimum of 8 credit hours per semester. Other visa statuses may have other requirements. Students who plan to take more than 8 credit hours per semester can adjust their tuition rate accordingly.


Because education in the United States is expensive, international students are encouraged to seek funding from sources in their home countries. For assistance in locating sponsoring organizations, contact the U.S. embassy, consulate, or information agency in your country. EducationUSA also provides an extensive listing of scholarships and grants directed towards international students.

Students applying for F-1 or J-1 visas must show sufficient funds for educational and personal expenses for each year they plan to study in the U.S. before the university will issue the necessary immigration forms. F-1 or J- 1 visas holders are not eligible for employment in most cases. F-1 and J-1 students may work on campus as a Dean's Fellow for up to 20 hours per week. For complete information on regulations and exceptions, visit AU's Office of International Student & Scholar Services website.