Tuition & Financial Aid

Our generous aid program can help you finance an SLS education.

We are committed to making a Stanford Law education accessible to exceptional students, whatever their economic circumstances.  Financial assistance — a combination of tuition fellowships, government loans, and private loans — is determined based on demonstrated financial need.

Approximately 75-80 percent of students receive some form of financial aid, with the average fellowship portion per student estimated at $25,000 to $28,000 annually. Students who choose public service careers may also be eligible for annual fellowships, funding for summer work and generous loan repayment options.

LRAP lets you pursue the career that calls you.

If you’re planning a path in public interest law or public service, a Stanford Law education is not out of reach.  At SLS, we believe public service is a worthy pursuit, and that lawyers have a professional obligation to participate in public service throughout their careers.  Backing up this commitment, SLS was one of the first law schools in the country to offer its students loan repayment assistance.

Today, the Miles and Nancy Rubin Loan Repayment Assistance Program (LRAP) and the Anonymous Public Service Loan Repayment Assistance Program are widely regarded as the most generous of its kind. In addition to helping students make career choices that aren’t limited by salary needs, the program helps alumni with skills, ambition and credentials find public interest employment in the United States and abroad.  Remain in a qualifying job and you may be eligible for annual cancellation of your educational debt.

The most significant impact of LRAP is knowing I’m not constrained in my choices by my monthly loan payment. It made it a lot easier to be comfortable with the decisions I made after graduation, which were about fulfillment and happiness, pursuing public interest work.

David Sapp, JD ’05, Director of Education Advocacy, American Civil Liberties Union of California