The rotunda in the Wake Forest Law Library

Law school is a lifelong investment. Wake Forest University School of Law will automatically consider you for a variety of merit-based scholarships for our JD and LLM programs. Beyond our scholarships, there are several options to help you pay for your investment, including federal and private student loans, VA education benefits, and 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.

The Law School Financial Aid Office is available to counsel current and prospective students on how to manage the costs of a legal education. If you have any questions about your financial aid options or the impact of borrowing student loans, please contact us.


We offer more than 100 unique scholarships that can completely or partially cover tuition for our three-year JD program. Additional scholarships are available to students in our LLM program. We also maintain a listing of external scholarship resources available to law students from third parties.

Student Loans

Most students can cover the cost of attending law school through federal loans.

Student Employment

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

Veterans Benefits

Veterans, service members, and qualified family members may qualify for VA education benefits.


Learn more about financial awareness and money management, student loans, and resources available for veterans and service members.


Review our financial aid polices.

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.

  • Financial aid will be processed by the financial aid office of the school the student is attending and paying tuition towards.
  • Students receiving a School of Law institutional scholarship will have the total amount of the scholarship reduced for hours awarded outside of the law program.