Law school is a lifelong investment. Wake Forest University School of Law will automatically consider you for a variety of merit-based scholarships. Beyond our scholarships, there are several options to help you pay for your investment, including federally sponsored loan programs, private-sector education loans, assistantships, and other on-campus employment opportunities. Additionally, our home in Winston-Salem makes law school more affordable with a lower cost of living than the national average.

Scholarships and Merit Awards

We offer more than 90 unique scholarships that can completely or partially cover your law tuition and fees. If you decide to pursue a dual degree, the total amount of your scholarship will be reduced for hours awarded outside of the law program. Upon request, the Office of Admissions & Financial Aid can also provide information on other scholarship opportunities.

Federal Loans

Financial aid to cover the total cost of attendance is available in the form of federal loans.

Student Employment

Employment opportunities are available through the law school and the Wake Forest University community; however, the American Bar Association strongly recommends that first-year students not work and instead focus on their studies.

Military Veterans Programs

Many veterans of the United States Armed Forces can qualify for GI benefits through one or more of federal programs.


There are a number of tools that can help you manage your debt and finance your professional education, including deferring your undergraduate and other graduate school loans.

Financial Aid for Dual Degree Students

Students pursuing dual and concurrent degrees with other Wake Forest University professional and graduate-level degree programs may qualify for financial aid from the other school. This is applicable during the terms in which the student is not enrolled at the law school.

  • All financial aid will be processed by the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid of the school the student is attending and paying tuition towards.
  • When students are enrolled in both schools, financial aid will be processed by the law school’s Office of Admissions and Financial Aid. The cost of attendance will be assigned using the higher tuition of the two schools.