Financial Aid for MLS Students

Santa Clara University School of Law is committed to helping you afford your legal education. Our financial aid counselors will help you explore all your options and help you find a plan you can afford.

Tuition and Fees

Tuition for the 2020-21 academic year (July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021) is $1,152 per unit.

Deadlines and Financial Aid

If you will be relying on federal student loans to help pay for your tuition, you must file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Santa Clara University’s federal school code is 001326. You will not receive an official aid notification until Santa Clara University is listed as one of the schools on your FAFSA.

NOTE: Please do not send a paper copy of your Student Aid Report (SAR).

If you will be applying for a Federal Direct PLUS Loan to help pay for your education, you should submit your application on the U.S. Department of Education’s Direct Lending website.

Please email at or call (408) 554-5048 for more information about financial aid processing.

Financial Aid Checklist

Complete a FAFSA application at Federal School Code: 001326.

  1. Accept or decline your unsubsidized Federal Direct Loan via ecampus. This must be completed at least 10 days prior to the first day of class.
  2. Complete your Master Promissory Note (MPN) for your Federal Direct Loan at at least 10 days prior to the first day of class.
  3. Apply for a Direct PLUS Loan application at
  4. Complete a Master Promissory Note (MPN) for your Direct PLUS Loan at at least 10 days prior to the first day of class.
  5. Complete loan entrance counseling at least 10 days prior to the first day of class.
  6. Enroll in SCU Direct Deposit Refunds via ecampus. Have your checkbook available.

We know the financial aid process can be daunting, and we want to help you. Every application to study at Santa Clara Law will be carefully reviewed and considered for financial aid. Santa Clara Law Financial Aid counselors are here to help you make your education affordable. You can find more financial aid and tuition information here.

Payment Plans, Refund Policies and Direct Deposit

For information about payment plans, refund policies and payment deadlines, please refer to the information for Graduate Students (not Law students) at

Contact Us:
Santa Clara Law
Law Admissions and Financial Aid Office
500 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA 95053
Telephone: (408) 554-5048