Types of Financial Aid

William Mitchell’s robust scholarship program is designed for students from all walks of life. Federal financial aid, including loans and work-study eligibility, combines with your scholarship to pay tuition and living expense costs.  The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA, use Mitchell’s code G02391) ) collects your income and asset information and establishes access to all types of federal aid.

William Mitchell Scholarships

Scholarships are awarded on admission based upon a variety of factors including previous academic excellence, professional experience, service and leadership experience, personal experience, and interest in specific areas of law. Scholarships range in value from 15 percent of tuition to 100 percent of tuition.

Conditional Scholarship Retention data

Veterans Benefits

William Mitchell College of Law is designated a Military Friendly School.
We participate in the VA Yellow Ribbon Program, a provision of the Post 9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance act of 2008.

We administer all veteran’s benefit programs including Chapter 33, 30, 35, 1607, 1606, and the Minnesota GI program. Contact the financial aid office to get the eligibility process started.

Federal Work Study

Mitchell students work on or off – campus to earn part of the cost of attending Mitchell. Off-campus employment, typically with legal services employers, provides valuable experience and community networking opportunities. On-campus employment is available as department clerks, research assistants, and library staff. Work-study eligibility, like federal loans, requires a FAFSA application.

Federal Perkins Loan

Up to $8000 is available annually from this federal income sensitive program.

Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan

Up to $20,500 annually is available in this loan program.
See loan terms and details at studentloans.gov

Direct PLUS loan

After other aid is in place, Federal Grad PLUS Loans fund up to the maximum cost of the program including tuition and living expenses. This federal loan is credit based. Terms and details are available at studentloans.gov. Contact the financial aid office with any questions or concerns you may have about credit worthiness for the Grad PLUS Loan.

Private Non-Federal Loans

Commercial banks and credit unions provide non-federal student loans. Loan amounts are counted in the financial aid total, and funds are disbursed through your student account. The loans are credit based, with varying terms. Be sure to understand the interest rate, fees, and repayment terms of any loan you are considering.

Loan Repayment Options

Federal loan repayment options include payments scaled to your income, Income Based Repayment, IBR, and a loan forgiveness program based on public service employment, Public Service Loan Forgiveness, PSLF. The Minnesota Loan Repayment Assistance Program, LRAP, provides repayment assistance for both federal and non-federal loans to legal aid attorneys.

Off-campus sources of financial assistance

Off-campus based tuition assistance includes scholarships, employer tuition assistance, and Americorps funding. Free scholarship search services include FastWeb, and Scholarships.com. Begin your searches early, and be persistent! Don’t forget employer associations and unions, community resources and fraternal organizations in your search for funding.