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Scholarships, Financial Aid and other Financial Support

Generous Renewable Scholarships

Richmond Law's financial aid program includes awards ranging from $10,000 to full tuition. Law scholarships are renewable annually for up to 6 semesters as long as a student is enrolled full time and making satisfactory academic progress toward their law degree. There are no additional stipulations.

All applicants to Richmond Law are considered for scholarship awards. It is advisable to have your application on file as soon as possible, allowing test scores and support documents to follow. Awards are based on applicants’ academic records, Law School Admission Test scores, and potential for leadership in the legal profession.

For the class entering in 2019, 86% of students received a scholarship and the average award was $27,481.

Total # of Students 135
# Receiving Scholarships 116
# of Awards Less than Half Tuition                      45
# of Awards Half to Full Tuition 71
Average Scholarship Award $27,481


All students at University of Richmond School of Law are eligible to finance their education through the use of federal loan programs. Federal Direct Loans are available to students regardless of the demonstration of eligibility for need-based aid. We strongly recommend that students take advantage of the Federal Direct Loan program before opting for private loans, which generally have higher interest rates and higher fees than federal loans. For more information on our financial aid resources visit our Financial Aid Office page.

Information regarding loan repayment may be found at

Other Financial Support

Guaranteed Summer Public Service Fellowship Awards

Recognizing that sometimes the summer job that is of greatest interest to a student may be an unpaid or underfunded position, Richmond Law guarantees a $3,500 summer fellowship to support every student who takes such a position with a government or non-profit entitity anywhere in the world. 

Research Assistant Positions

There are many opportunities within the law school for students to work as research assistants for faculty. Research assistants are paid $9.30 per hour.

Bridge-to-Practice Fellowship Program

Each year the school offers several Bridge-to-Practice Fellowships to graduating students. The fellowships provide a stipend of $2,000 per month for up to four months for students who take an unpaid position government or public interest position. Last year we provided five bridge-to-practice fellowships.

Law Admissions Office

Mailing Address:
Law Admissions Office
University of Richmond School of Law
203 Richmond Way
University of Richmond, VA 23173

Phone: (804) 289-8189
Fax: (804) 287-6516