Incoming Students: Financial Aid

  • At Capital University Law School, we are committed to providing a high-quality, lower-cost legal education. Attending law school is a major investment in your future, so we offer a comprehensive financial aid program to help students realize their goal of earning a legal education The Financial Aid Office is dedicated to provide students quality customer service throughout the financial aid process and will work to identify and secure the best funding options for a student’s unique situation.

    The Financial Aid Office evaluates financial aid applications, processes loan applications, administers scholarships, coordinates student employment and offers individual financial aid counseling. We encourage students to take advantage of these valuable services.  The Financial Aid Office strives to make a positive financial aid experience for each student as you work toward your position in the legal profession.

    The Financial Aid Office is here to assist you. Please do not hesitate to contact us it you require any additional information.

    Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 6:00 pm.

    Phone: (614) 236-6350
    Fax: (614) 236-6972

    2014-2015 Tuition & Student Budget
    Tuition at Capital University Law School is assessed on a strict per credit hour basis. The tuition rate for the 2014-2015 academic year is $1,185 per credit hour. For first year students, the course schedule is predetermined based on the program in which the student enrolls. The tables below provide the actual tuition costs as well as estimated costs for living expenses, books, and supplies for first year students. Please refer to the Financial Aid links on this page for specific information on how to apply for federal financial aid and other assistance.


    First Year Law Student Budget: 2014-2015 Academic Year 


    Full-time Day

     Part-time Evening

      Part-time Day


    (28 credit hours)

     (21 credit hours)

     (18 credit hours)





    Living Expenses








    Applying for Financial Aid  
    Attending law school is an important investment in your future.  Capital University Law School offers a variety of resources to assist you in financing your legal education.  We encourage students to apply early for financial aid so that our Financial Aid staff can work with you to identify and secure the best funding options.

    To apply for federal financial aid, all students should begin the process by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).  Apply online at
    Capital University Federal School Code: 003023 

    *Note – there is not a unique code or branch ID for the law school campus

    Once your information has been processed by the Department of Education and received by Capital University, we will prepare a financial aid award package detailing your eligibility.  The process can take approximately 4 to 6 weeks, depending on the time of year you file.

    In order to receive loans, students must complete the Loan Request Form and submit it to the Financial Aid Office.  All first time Direct Loan borrowers will also need to complete a Master Promissory Note and Entrance Counseling at to obtain loan funds.

    Credit Information 
    The Federal Graduate PLUS Loan requires that applicants pass a credit check.  Students are encouraged to request a copy of their credit report prior to applying for a credit-based loan to ensure the accuracy of the information.  You can obtain a free copy of your credit report at