Admitted Students – Scholarships & Financial Aid
Cost of Attendance
The cost of attendance will provide you a breakdown of expenses to include tuition and fees, living expenses, and books. This also includes an estimated total cost of attendance differentiated by living on or off campus.
Visit our scholarship page for information on merit scholarships and for outside/non-UHLC scholarship opportunities. Please note that many of the outside scholarships have early spring application deadlines.
To request reconsideration of your scholarship award, please complete the Scholarship Reconsideration Worksheet in full. In order for your request to be considered complete you must also include a copy of each of your scholarship award letters. (It is not necessary to send us a copy of your UHLC email.) You may also include an additional statement with other relevant information that you feel the Scholarship Committee should consider. The Scholarship Committee will only reconsider your scholarship award one time so all relevant information should be included with your request. Please note that while the Scholarship Committee will consider your other offers, it is not the Law Center’s practice to match scholarships awarded by other law schools.
In order to receive financial aid, you must complete the FAFSA and list the University of Houston (school code 003652). The university will begin awarding financial aid after April 1st. If you have any questions, please contact Emelia Alvear, Assistant Director, UHLC Financial Aid & Scholarship at email@example.com.
If you are classified as a non-resident and would like additional information regarding Texas residency, please visit the following website.
Outside Scholarship Resources
- ABA Center for Racial and Ethnic Diversity's Legal Opportunity Scholarship – the American Bar Association (ABA) awards an annual Legal Opportunity Scholarship to first-year law students. The mission of the program is to encourage racial and ethnic minority students to apply to law school and to provide financial assistance to attend and complete law school.
- Houston Young Lawyers Association (HYLA) – HYLA Diversity Committee Scholarship Program will award scholarships to law students that attend any of the ABA-accredited law schools in Houston. https://www.hyla.org/scholarships
- LMJ Scholarship Program – a diversity pipeline program that seeks to nurture the academic and professional careers of outstanding diverse law students. The LMJ Scholarship program grants scholarships of $10,000 to students for their first year of law school. https://mcca.com/pipeline/scholarship-program/
- BARBRI Law Preview’s “One Lawyer Can Change the World” Scholarship – Each year, BARBRI Law Preview honors ten future change agents who are starting law school and awards scholarships toward their 1L tuition: First Place ($10k), Second Place ($5k), and Eight Runners-up ($1k). You can review scholarship details here: http://bit.ly/10K_Scholarship.
- BARBRI Law Preview Scholarships Sponsored by Norton Rose Fulbright – BARBRI Law Preview (the nation's largest law school prep course) has teamed up with Norton Rose Fulbright to provide Law Preview Scholarships to University of Houston Law Center entering 1Ls. Select members of our entering class can attend a law school prep course this summer at no cost. To learn more about this academic enrichment opportunity and see if you qualify, visit https://lawpreview.barbri.com/scholarships/.
- Pipeline to Practice Foundation Scholarships
– The Pipeline to Practice Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit committed to diversifying the legal profession by providing diverse students with programming and attorney mentors throughout law school. Additionally, the Foundation has partnered with BARBRI to ensure that its students receive free access to BARBRI Law Preview's law school prep course (before law school) and a BARBRI Bar Review course (when they graduate). Founded in 2016, the Pipeline to Practice Foundation has already profoundly impacted the lives of diverse law students and attorneys. The scholarship application deadline is May 15, 2022.
- "One Lawyer Can Change the World" Scholarship
– Given the current political and social climate, we feel it is crucial to support entering 1Ls who plan to use their law degree to become change agents. The "One Lawyer Can Change the World" Scholarship supports ten entering law students.