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Need Based Grants

Attending law school is a significant investment. To ensure that a University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School education is as affordable and accessible as possible, we provide generous financial assistance in the form of grants to students who demonstrate need. 

How to Apply

Admission decisions at Penn Carey Law are made without regard to an applicant’s financial need. Therefore, financial aid applications are reviewed only after a student has been admitted.

To be considered for need-based financial assistance (grants) at the Law School, we use the financial information that you provide for yourself, your parent(s) and, if applicable, your spouse. Applicants for financial aid are required to submit the following:

  1. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Penn’s Federal School Code is 003378.
  2. The CSS Profile Application . There is a $24 fee.  Need-eligible students who enroll at the Law School will receive a $24 tuition reimbursement for this fee at the time of matriculation. The University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School’s school code is 2495. 

    Note: We strongly recommend providing your social security number (SSN) on the CSS Profile Application.  Applications submitted without the SSN can experience significant processing delays.

    Instructions and important tips for completing this application can be found at  Please review this information thoroughly before you begin.  For CSS Profile support, call 866-881-1167

These forms must be received by March 1 if you are admitted before that date.  If admitted after March 1, please submit these forms as soon as possible after admission.  Read additional details about our policies.