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 tuition. We also maintain a list of External Scholarships available to law students from third parties.

Federal Loans

Most students are able to cover the cost of attending law school through federal loan programs.

Student Employment

Employment opportunities are available through the law school and the Wake Forest University community.

Veterans Programs

Veterans of the United States Armed Forces may qualify for GI benefits through one or more federal programs.


Deferring your undergraduate and other graduate school loans can help you manage your debt and finance your legal education.

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.

  • 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.