Financial Aid

On our website you will find information about the various types of financial aid available to you, including institutional awards, federal and private loans, and external scholarship opportunities.

The amount of aid available, the form in which it is given, and the conditions for its awarding depend on a number of factors, including law school policies, as well as federal and state regulations, all of which may be modified at any time. There is no guarantee that the particular programs, fee structures, or policies will remain unchanged.

NYU School of Law devotes substantial resources to financial aid, including institutional grants, scholarship programs, and our Loan Repayment Assistance Program (LRAP). Legal education is a significant investment of time, effort, and money. It should be approached with a full understanding of both the benefits and the costs. NYU School of Law evaluates admissions applications without considering family financial strength or ability to pay.

The majority of students in US law schools finance their legal education with loans—federal and private. Most US citizens or permanent residents are eligible for federal Unsubsidized and/or Graduate PLUS loans. Private student loans are available to US citizens or permanent residents and international students, if eligible.

We encourage you to review the information on our website and contact us with any questions.

Veteran Benefits

General Information

The processing of VA Educational Benefits will be centralized through the University Registrar's Office starting with Fall 2021. 

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Veterans can apply for VA benefits online via the University website. Benefits are available for the following chapters:

  • Post 9/11 GI Bill® (Chapter 33 Yellow Ribbon)
  • Dependents' Educational Assistance (Chapter 35)
  • The University will need the Social Security number of the veteran.
  • Montgomery GI Bill (Chapter 30)
  • Reserve Education Assistance Program (Chapter 1606 or 1607)
  • Vocational Rehabilitation (Chapter 31)

Upon admission to NYU, complete the paperwork through the VA, please request your Certificate of Eligibility (COE) from the VA. Please note that receiving your COE could take up to six weeks.

Submit your COE to the University, as soon as possible.

You will need to indicate that you intend to use your military benefits (GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon) before the start of each semester.

Yellow Ribbon Program

Yellow Ribbon is a part of the Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008 and provides education benefits to military veterans who have served on active duty since Sept. 11, 2001. Under the program, the Department of Veterans Affairs matches an institution's Yellow Ribbon contributions made to eligible veterans. Beginning with the fall 2018 semester, NYU School of Law will contribute the maximum amount in Yellow Ribbon benefits to be matched by the VA for all Yellow Ribbon eligible veterans. The combination of NYU School of Law's Yellow Ribbon contribution with the VA's GI-Bill® benefits and its Yellow Ribbon matching amount is anticipated to cover the full cost of law school tuition, mandatory fees, and basic student health insurance. Please visit our student information and resources page for more about the Yellow Ribbon Program. Please scroll down to find “School of Law” to find the maximum amount Yellow Ribbon offers.

If you are an eligible veteran and enrolled (or will enroll) at NYU School of Law, please contact Student Financial Services at to notify us of your interest in the program. We will ask you to submit a copy of your Certificate of Eligibility (COE) to the School of Law's Office of Records and Registration prior to the start of the academic year in order to process Yellow Ribbon benefits.

Note: Individuals on active duty are not eligible for Yellow Ribbon Program.

More Information

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