Financial Aid and Scholarships

Law School Scholarships

Delaware Regional Scholarship

The Delaware Scholars program was created to attract high-achieving individuals who have an interest in serving the greater Delaware community after law school. Students selected for the scholarship must show a connection to greater Delaware community and that they intend to practice law in Delaware or in the surrounding communities after graduation.

  • This is a full-tuition award for both full-time and part-time students.
  • Awards will be renewed for as long as the recipient is in good academic standing (2.0 Law GPA).
  • A minimum LSAT of 157 with an undergraduate GPA of at least a 3.0 is required for consideration.  Applicants submitting GRE scores should have an average combined percentile score of 65 to be considered.
  • Applicants submit the regular application for admission along with all the usual supporting documents. The application and documents will be reviewed by the office of law admissions and qualified applicants will be identified. Those applicants identified for consideration will be notified and be asked to submit a statement discussing their connection to the greater Delaware community and their interest in serving there after graduation.

WilmU Law Faculty Scholarship

These awards awards are made to new students based on undergraduate GPA, test score and other factors at the time of admission. Recipients of the scholarship will be notified by the Office of Law Admissions shortly after the offer of admission.  Scholarship amounts vary.  Awards will be renewed for as long as the recipient is in good academic standing (2.0 Law GPA).

Institutional Awards

Institutional scholarships from Wilmington University are available to a limited number of students each year.  Admitted applicants must submit the supplemental scholarship application by April 1st.  Details for submission will be sent from the office of law admissions prior to the deadline.  Awards amounts vary and may be for a single semester or for an academic year.

Information about external scholarships can be found by visiting the Law School Admissions Council

Federal Student Aid

Many law students utilize federal student loans to pay for their legal education. It is wise to maximize your federal student loan borrowing before considering more expensive private student loans. 

The application process for all federal loans begins with the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). To complete the FAFSA, you will need to enter Wilmington University’s School Code: 007948.

Federal Direct Stafford Loan

The Federal Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loan program (Stafford) is the most readily available loan for law students. The annual maximum award is $20,500 with an aggregate maximum of $138,000 (graduate and undergraduate combined). This loan has a six-month grace period, flexible repayment plans, and is eligible for potential forgiveness in the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program.

Federal Direct Graduate PLUS Loan (Grad Plus)

The Grad Plus loan has a higher interest rate than the Stafford loan and requires a credit decision for approval. It is not your credit score, but your recent credit history, that is scrutinized for approval. You can borrow up to the school’s Cost of Attendance minus the amount of any other financial aid you are receiving for the academic year. This loan has a six-month grace period, flexible repayment plans, and is eligible for potential forgiveness in the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program.

Please see Financial Aid Procedures for more information about Federal Student Aid.  

Private Loans

Credit-based private loan programs are available for students who are credit-worthy but unable to borrow federal student loans. Because terms and conditions vary greatly among private loan programs, it is important to familiarize yourself with all pertinent details before making commitments. Please see Financial Aid Procedures for more information about private loans.

FASTChoice is a helpful tool used by WilmU to help you to find the loan that best fits your needs.

 

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