UC Hastings awards both merit-based and need-based scholarships to help lower the cost of law school attendance. Merit-based awards are generally made upon acceptance, or soon thereafter. No additional forms are necessary to be considered for merit scholarships.
Admitted students who are offered need-based scholarships should complete the UC Hastings Financial Aid Supplement to determine their eligibility for need-based funds. You will need your LSAC account number in order to complete this form. You are encouraged to fill out the Financial Aid Supplement as soon as possible.
Please note that students who are offered merit scholarships are not eligible to apply for need-based scholarships.
All students who enroll at UC Hastings should file the Financial Aid Supplement and the FAFSA as soon as possible after they pay the enrollment deposit. Information from the FAFSA is used to determine students' eligibility for federal loans, which can cover up to the full cost of attendance, including living expenses.
Costs for the 2016 -2017 academic year are as follows. Costs for the 2017-2018 acadmeic year will be determined by the UC Hastings Board of Directors at its June 2017 meeting.*
|Tuition & Fees||$44,218||$50,218|
Estimated Academic Year Living Expenses
|Books and Supplies||N/A||$1,150|
|Housing and Utilities||$1,752||$15,768|
UCSHIP (Student Health Insurance Program) coverage for UC Hastings students is mandatory. Entering students with proof of equivalent coverage can apply for a health insurance waiver. If the waiver is approved, the insurance charge will be reversed.
Students who take out U.S. Department of Education loans should be aware that the loan proceeds remitted to the student include loan origination fees. Fee amounts vary depending on the size of the loan, but the Financial Aid Office generally estimates about $2,300 annually for students taking out both Direct Unsubsidized Loans and Direct PLUS Loans.
*Tuition and fees are subject to change without notice as a result of further action by the UC Hastings Board of Directors, the California Legislature, and/or the California Governor's Office.