Costs, Aid & Scholarships
Like most prestigious law schools, attending Wake Forest Law is a lifelong investment. You will be happy to know that we are willing to invest in you as well through merit scholarships. Ninety-two percent of the 2014 entering class received scholarships on average of $22,978. In addition to scholarships, there are several options to help pay for this investment including federally sponsored loan programs, private-sector educational loans, assistantships and other on-campus employment. Also, while comparing law schools it is important to consider the affordable cost of living in Winston-Salem, N.C. According to BestPlaces.net, the cost of living here rates 86 on an index where 100 is the U.S. average.
Tuition and Fees
Scholarships and Merit Awards
We offer more than 90 unique scholarships that will cover some or all of your Wake Forest Law tuition and fees. And there are more than 400 external scholarships and grants available to you as a law school student. You can learn more about those here. If you decide to pursue a joint degree, the total amount of your scholarship will be reduced for hours awarded outside of the law program.
In addition to scholarships, financial aid to cover the total Cost of Attendance is available in the form of federal loans.
Wake Forest Law offers employment opportunities within the school and is sometimes able to help students find employment within the community, however, the American Bar Association strongly recommends that first-year students not work and instead focus on their studies. You read more about the work opportunities for second- and third-year students here.
Financial Aid for Dual Degree Students
Students pursuing dual professional degrees through the Law School and another professional school (School of Business, Graduate School) may qualify for financial aid from the other school during the terms in which they are not enrolled at the Law School.
Deferment & Other Tools
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. Learn more about how to that here.