There may be other resources to assist you with the financing of your law school education, including: veteran’s benefits, employer tuition reimbursement, and outside scholarships. Any amount received from outside sources, will reduce what you need to borrow!
- Information about most Veteran’s Benefits programs can be obtained at www.GIBill.va.gov.
- For information about Vocational Rehabilitation Benefits, go to: www.vba.va.gov/bln/vre.
- The University of Denver participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program.
Effective Fall Semester 2012, eligible students can receive up to $18,077.50 annually from the VA toward tuition and fees (through the post-9/11 GI Bill). Those eligible for 100% of their benefits under the Post-9/11 GI Bill are also eligible for funding through the Yellow Ribbon Program.
Through the Yellow Ribbon Program, DU provides eligible students with up to a $2,500 award which is matched by the VA. This means that students can receive up to $23,077.50 in funding annually through a combination of the Post-9/11 GI Bill and Yellow Ribbon Program. Eligibility for this program is determined by the VA.
- For the Fall Semester 2013, the annual VA payment amount will increase to $19,198.31, increasing the total annual funding available to $24,198.31.
Employer Reimbursement or Tuition Waiver
Some employers may provide partial or full tuition reimbursement to employees or dependents. Check with your employer to see if you qualify.
- The Bursar’s Office can set up deferred payments for students who will have all or a portion of their bill paid by an employer.
- For questions about eligibility for DU employee tuition waivers, please contact the Office of Human Resources.
Scholarship opportunities are available through various entities not affiliated with the University of Denver or Denver Law. Scholarships can come from a variety of sources, including local bar associations, community organizations, women’s organizations, and ethnic or religious organizations. Check with organizations in your area to see if scholarship funding is available as these funding opportunities may not be advertised broadly.
To help you in your search, the University of Denver Office of Financial Aid has compiled a listing of some private scholarships opportunities available to graduate students. Criteria and deadlines for these scholarships vary, so please check with the organization offering the scholarship for details.
Scholarship search engines are also available online. These services typically ask you to submit a profile and search through their database to find scholarships matching your individual profile. Please be aware that these search engines are primarily geared toward undergraduate students, so your search may result in a small number of results.
Note about scholarship search services that charge a fee: In general, we do not recommend using scholarship search services which charge a fee. If you do decide to utilize a scholarship search service that charges a fee, please take a look at the Federal Trade Commission website or the FinAid.org website to learn about how to evaluate a scholarship service and the warning signs of a scam.