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Tuition and Financial Aid

You’ve made an important, lifetime decision—to pursue a degree in the legal profession. We know that paying for that education can seem formidable, but we are here to help you navigate the process and achieve your educational goals.

A variety of financial assistance is available at Vermont Law School in the form of scholarships, loans, work study, and fellowships. More than $27 million in aid was awarded for the 2013-14 year to enrolled Vermont Law School students.

At Vermont Law, we are fortunate to have resources that allow us to offer merit-based scholarship aid. Merit awards are given annually to entering students who demonstrate excellent academic achievement and promise, evidence of commitment to public service, or dedicated environmental stewardship. Over 85% of the 2013-14 entering class received a Vermont Law School merit scholarship. No separate scholarship application is required.

The information you need is included here, but always feel free to contact us.

Our Contact Information:
Office of Financial Aid
Vermont Law School
164 Chelsea Street
South Royalton, VT 05068
Telephone: (802) 831-1235
Fax: (802) 831-1171

Office Hours:
Monday through Friday 9:00a.m – 5:00pm (except when the school is closed for holidays)


Financial Aid Application

To be eligible for financial aid, you must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)VLS recommends that you complete the FAFSA by March 1st of the year you plan to enroll, at the same time you are completing your admissions application.

Vermont Law School’s FAFSA code is G11934

To be considered for federal financial aid, a student must:

  • be enrolled at least half-time and be making satisfactory progress in the JD, Masters or LLM program;
  • be a U.S. citizen or an eligible non-citizen (see FAFSA instructions for definition of eligible non-citizen);
  • not be in default on a previous federal loan or owe a refund on federal financial aid received in the past;
  • be registered with the Selective Service (if applicable).

 Financial aid is granted annually and awards are subject to student eligibility, availability of funding and program limits. A new FAFSA application must be completed each year.  To obtain more information on any financial aid programs, please call the Financial Aid Office toll-free at 888-277-5985 or email us at