The Catholic University of America
Whether you finance your legal education through loans or a combination of loans and scholarships, law school is a sound and fulfilling investment in yourself and your future. CUA Law is pleased to be able to offer a variety of scholarship opportunities to our students.

$1000 Visit CUA Law Scholarship

By visiting CUA Law, students will receive at least a $1,000 scholarship and be eligible for other scholarships. The $1,000 Visit scholarship is only available to applicants who visit CUA Law between 11/7/17 and 4/12/18 and are planning to attend CUA Law in the 2018-19 school year. The $1000 Visit scholarship is only applicable during the 2018-19 school year for newly enrolled students. For further details please contact the Admissions office at (202) 319-5151. 


Alumni Scholarship

CUA Alumni may nominate entering first-year or transfer students for a $1,000 Alumni award renewable for up to four years. Completed Alumni Scholarship Recommendation Forms must be submitted to the Law School Admissions Office and must be received along with all other materials submitted in support of a complete application. Once an admissions decision and scholarship recommendation have been made, adjustments are not possible. Click here for the form. 


Merit-Based Scholarships

Merit-Based Scholarships are awarded at the time of admission for both first-year and transfer students. Please note that there are Full Scholarships, as well as Partial Scholarships available. Scholarships are awarded by the Admissions Office and decisions are based on a review of the applicant’s entire application file. LSAT scores and prior Grade Point Averages are an important, but not exclusive component in the awarding process. No separate “aid application” is required for consideration for merit-based scholarships.

In general, CUA does not offer need-based grants or scholarships. However, students are encouraged to utilized federal student loan programs, if needed. Details are available on the Apply for Aid Checklist Page for first year students 

Many of our scholarships are made possible by generous donors, and as such recipients have opportunities to meet with donors during the school year, expanding valuable networks into the legal community. We also have special-interest scholarships, encouraging and rewarding pursuit of legal studies in specific areas such as communication law, securities law, and public interest.
CUA Law maintains and constantly updates a list of Non-CUA-Funded (Outside) Scholarships. These scholarships are available from many organizations and some employers that support and encourage students who pursue legal educations. 
Please do not hesitate to contact us by email ( or by phone (202- 319-5151) with any questions you may have.

Veteran's Benefits (Yellow Ribbon Program)

CUA Law is a proud participant of the Yellow Ribbon Program

The Catholic University of America is proud to continue its participation in the VA’s Yellow Ribbon Program. This program funds tuition and fee expenses that exceed the maximum amount paid by the Post 9/11 GI Bill. The VA and CUA will match dollar for dollar those expenses that exceed the maximum amount paid by the Post 9/11 GI Bill.  Students who are 100% eligible for benefits under the Post-9/11 GI Bill may apply to The Catholic University of America’s Yellow Ribbon program.  Openings in CUA's Yellow Ribbon program vary by school and level and are filled on a first-come, first-served basis.  For more information on the Yellow Ribbon Program and The Catholic University of America's participation in it, click here.

Law Preview Scholarships Sponsored By Lexis Nexis

Law Preview (the nation's largest law school prep course) has teamed up with Lexis Nexis, one of the world’s leading online research providers, to provide Law Preview Scholarships to five (5) members of our entering class. Lexis Nexis has generously agreed to help entering students prepare for the unique challenges they will face during their 1L year at CUA Law by paying the cost of tuition for a law school prep course.

Visit the following URL to see if you meet the scholarship criteria:

Law Preview’s One Lawyer Can Change The World $10k Scholarship
Are you the next great legal mind? In partnership with the Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity, Law Preview will be awarding one hard-working incoming law student $10,000 towards their 1L year. The application deadline is April 15th and you can review scholarship details here: information/


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Columbus School of Law
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3600 John McCormack Rd., NE

Washington, DC 20064

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Columbus School of Law
Office of Admissions
The Catholic University of America
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