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Wake Forest Law

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. 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, the cost of living here rates 86 on an index where 100 is the U.S. average.

Tuition and Fees

Find out the total estimated costs including tuition, fees and cost of living.

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. If you decide to pursue a dual degree, the total amount of your scholarship will be reduced for hours awarded outside of the law program.  Upon request, the Admissions & Financial Aid office can also provide information on external scholarship opportunities for law school students.

Financial Aid

In addition to scholarships, financial aid to cover the total cost of attendance is available in the form of federal loans.

Student Employment

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.  Read more about the work opportunities for second- and third-year students at the link above.

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 do this.