At the Charleston School of Law, you are automatically considered for merit scholarship based on your application, specifically your LSAT score and cumulative GPA. 90% of the fall 2022 entering class received a merit scholarship, and the average award was $19,000.
Those who are not selected for a merit scholarship may apply for a need-based scholarship, which provides an opportunity for all students to receive some form of institutional scholarship.
Additionally, first-year students are eligible for the Presidential Honors Program based on their first semester GPA or first-year GPA, and the program includes a scholarship component.
Federal Student Loans
You are eligible to receive aid (scholarships, loans, VA benefits, etc.) up to the established cost-of-attendance budget, which includes tuition and fees plus a reasonable amount for room and board, books/supplies, and miscellaneous expenses for the academic year. The two federal student loans available to you to cover the cost-of-attendance are the Direct Unsubsidized Loan and Grad PLUS Loan. Unlike undergraduate loans, these are not need-based.
Make sure to use The Charleston School of Law’s Federal School Code so your results are sent to us: G40963
For students who entered in fall 2022, yearly tuition is $43,700 for full-time J.D. students and $35,100 for part-time J.D. students. All students pay an annual Student Bar Association fee of $120 and a Student Success Fee of $914.
In order to apply for federal student aid, you must file a FAFSA and complete the steps on this checklist.