J.D. Admissions

Financial Need Grant

The Moritz College of Law provides modest Financial Need Grants (FNG) to a number of law students who complete the FAFSA form and the FNG application by February 15 of the enrollment year, or within two weeks of admission if after the February 15 deadline.

The FNG fund was designed for those who have extraordinary need; thus it is important to be thorough in completing the application form questions and narrative. The FNG application is open to all law students and is awarded once annually.

A typical award from the FNG fund will range between $1,000 to $5,000. Receipt of a scholarship does not preclude a FNG award, but will be considered in assessing the student’s overall need.

Decisions are made on an annual basis and are made independently of prior FNG awards. Therefore, prior recipient’s award amounts are subject to change depending upon the need of the FNG applicant pool. Because the FNG fund is a finite fund, only the most needy law students of those who apply can be awarded. FNG award notifications are sent in May/June of the year of enrollment.

The 2016-2017 Financial Need Grant Application is available for download here.

Please feel free to contact the Moritz College of Law Financial Aid Office at lawfinaid@osu.edu  if you have additional questions.