Aid for LL.M. & M.S.L. Students

The University of Dayton's Office of Financial Aid and the School of Law Office of Admissions and Financial Aid work together to administer and coordinate all forms of financial assistance in accordance with the regulations established by each program.


The School of Law does not offer scholarships to LL.M. or M.S.L. students. Outside educational scholarships from governmental sources or private organizations may be available. These outside scholarships and grants are highly competitive and often have early application deadlines. Examples include awards by international, national, state or county bar associations and various local, regional, and national philanthropic organizations. Some foreign governments also offer their citizens scholarships and grants for advanced legal studies. Information on outside scholarships is available at

If you have been offered a scholarship to attend either of Dayton Law's graduate legal programs, contact the School of Law’s Office of Admissions and Financial Aid.

Educational Loans

Educational loans are often available to law students whose personal resources are insufficient to cover the expense of a legal education. In addition to using these funds to cover tuition costs, you may elect to borrow additional funds to help cover your living expenses during the academic year. Federal educational loans and other, non-scholarship forms of financial aid are awarded by the University of Dayton Office of Financial Aid. For students considering loans, we suggest that you first take advantage of the student loans available under the Federal Direct Loan Program. These federal loans are only available to students who are U.S. citizens and to certain eligible non-citizens. These loans offer discounted interest rates during periods of enrollment, as well as flexible repayment programs after you graduate.

Federal Direct loans, up to a yearly maximum of $20,500, are available to students who complete the FAFSA. Federal Graduate PLUS loans or private student loans are also available to meet the remaining cost of attendance, provided you meet credit requirements. Graduate PLUS loans allow you to defer repayment until after you graduate or drop below half-time enrollment status, and they also offer an interest-only payment option while you are enrolled if you wish to keep your loan balance from growing while in school.