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Financial Aid

Partial scholarships are considered at the point of application, without any additional documentation. Financial Aid options are available for those who qualify. 

International Applicants

International applicants applying for the LLM programs will be considered for partial scholarship at the point of application. In addition to Pepperdine provided scholarship, applicants are encouraged to seek external scholarship options.

Straus Institute

Applicants to the Straus Institute LLM programs can apply for two full-tuition scholarships available for 2016 - 2017.  Funded by JAMS and the Seegmiller Law Firm, the full tuition scholarships will require an additional two page statement at the point of application.  Decisions for the full-tuition scholarship are released in early March.

Domestic Applicants

Applicants to the Graduate Law or Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution programs are eligible to apply for financial aid to assist with educational expenses. Students enrolled in the LLM and Certificate programs are awarded financial aid by the School of Law Office of Financial Assistance. Students are encouraged to begin the financial aid application process prior to receiving an admissions decision, to ensure that financial aid funds are available at the start of school. To apply for financial aid, students must complete the following:

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Complete the FAFSA online at www.fafsa.ed.gov. The Office of Financial Assistance recommends that students complete the online FAFSA rather than the paper application. Students are encouraged to complete the FAFSA form as early as possible, but no sooner than January 1st. The Title IV institutional code for Pepperdine University School of Law is 001264. In order to sign the FAFSA form electronically, an FSA ID is required. The FSA ID can be created at fsaid.ed.gov. Once your FAFSA has been processed, a Student Aid Report (SAR) will be sent to you either through the mail or email. The SAR outlines the information that you reported on the FAFSA, and provides you with an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) amount. It is important to review your SAR for accuracy. If corrections must be made to your SAR, please do so and return to the federal processor immediately.

It takes approximately 3-4 weeks to process during peak periods. To check the status of your FAFSA, call (800) 433-3243, or you may check the application status online using your FSA ID.

Please be sure to complete both pages of the application, sign and date where appropriate, and return to the Office of Financial Assistance.


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