Scholarships & Financial Aid

2021-2022 Scholarships

There are four scholarships available:

Bruin Scholarship:  Partial scholarships will be awarded to admitted students who demonstrate outstanding academic merit and/or professional accomplishment. There is no need to apply specifically for this scholarship; all applicants will be considered automatically and recipients will be notified.

Blue & Gold Scholarship:  An applicant may apply for the Blue & Gold Scholarship by uploading an additional statement as a Supplemental Document to their application. This scholarship will be determined based on one or more of the following factors: 1) a demonstrated extraordinary financial need; or 2) personal circumstances that might warrant additional aid.

Government and Non-Profit Leader Scholarship:  Scholarships are also available to full-time leaders in the government or non-profit sector. An applicant may apply for this scholarship by uploading an additional statement as a Supplemental Document to their application. The statement must demonstrate: (1) A history of engagement in areas of public interest, such as (but not limited to) poverty, civil rights, human rights, public health, immigration, criminal justice, housing, or the environment; and (2) a commitment to achieving lasting change that transforms people's lives through work in the non-profit or government sectors of the economy.

UC & CSU Employee Scholarship:  A 25% scholarship will be awarded to UC and CSU full-time career employees. This is a guaranteed scholarship and replaces the Bruin scholarship.  
*If you are a UCLA employee, additional tuition discounts do not apply since this is a self-supporting degree.


M.L.S. students are also eligible to apply for student loans from the federal government to cover tuition and living expenses. To determine your eligibility, complete a government form called the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) as soon as possible after you are admitted to the program. Request that a copy of the FAFSA be released to UCLA by indicating our school code: 001315.

For more information on federal student loan programs, please see the detailed financial aid information under J.D. Admissions.

Private loans may also be available through third party sources.

If you have additional questions about financial aid, contact the UCLA School of Law Financial Aid Office at

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