McGeorge School of Law

Prospective Students, Applicants, Admitted Students

McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific is committed to providing students with financial aid resources to meet the costs of pursuing a law degree. These resources include loans, grants, scholarships and federal work-study. We believe that your legal education is an investment in your future, and the staff in the Financial Aid Office wants to help you make this investment wisely.

To apply for financial aid, applicants must first complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA: Title IV school code 001329). The FAFSA report provides an analysis of a student's resources under federal guidelines. Once the FAFSA is received and you have been admitted to McGeorge, you will receive a Financial Aid Award Letter. The award will include Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan, Federal Direct Graduate PLUS loan and may also include scholarship funds. Although federal work-study will help you to minimize your student loan debt, you are strongly advised not to work during your first year of law school.

Applicants who wish to be considered for a McGeorge grant must complete the FAFSA. Merit scholarships are awarded by the Admissions Office based on academic credentials including the LSAT and the undergraduate cumulative grade point average.

You are encouraged to contact the Financial Aid Office if you have any questions about the financial aid process, general information on budgeting for law school, or your financial aid award. The Financial Aid Office is here to help you through the financial aid process and to help you make legal education as affordable as possible. 


Contact the Financial Aid Office
Email | 916.739.7158