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Financial Aid

Financial Assistance

A Detroit Mercy Law education is an investment in you and your future that will provide lifelong returns. We recognize that many students have questions about how to fund that investment. We also understand how the financial decisions you make today can impact your future. Therefore, the Law Financial Aid Office is committed to partnering with you to achieve your academic goals. We are dedicated and committed to providing you with the knowledge and resources you need to make informed, educated decisions regarding your legal education. Financial Assistance is available through:

  • Federal and private loans
  • Detroit Mercy Law and external scholarships
  • Work study opportunities
  • University payment plans

We're here to help you ask the right questions and to help you know where to look for the answers. We will guide you through:

  1. Reviewing the cost of attendance and creating a budget
  2. Understanding the funding options and ways to finance your degree
  3. Applying for the financial aid that you need

Take the Next Steps

1. Plan

Reviewing the cost of attendance and creating a budget is the first step in financial wellness at law school.

Budget & Cost of Attendance

2. Explore

Funding methods are a personal decision. Explore the variety of ways that students fund their JD degree here at Detroit Mercy Law.

Funding Options

3. Apply

Learn what you need to do, or don't need to do, to apply for aid at Detroit Mercy Law.

Apply for Aid


Please contact Jessica Rouser, Assistant Director of Law Financial Aid, at (313) 596-9417 or rouserjm@udmercy.edu, with questions.