How to Apply for Financial Aid

Entering January 2018 & Beyond »

LL.M. Students »

Our office stands ready to help students develop a financial plan that meets their educational goals. Read our Financial Aid Code of Conduct. Contact a WMU-Cooley representative to:

• Learn how to pay for law school
• Review scholarship opportunities
• Explore loan repayment options
• Design a financial aid package that meets your needs

Military Students »

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Using Veterans Benefits? We can help.
Michigan campuses:
Melissa Crips 517-371-5140 ext 2248
Florida campus:
Dionnie Wynter 813-419-5100 ext 5105

Lowering Costs, Reducing Debt, and Choosing a Law School »

President and Dean Don LeDuc's advice to law school applicants about the cost of attending law school and lowering law school debt.

3-Year Offical Cohort Default Rates »

Enter the following code in the OPE-ID field: 012627

Student Debt Relief »

Loan forgiveness means a portion of the federal student loan debt is not paid back by the student. Loan Repayment Information

Rebuild and Improve Your Credit History

Credit problems can arise because of a variety of situations. GreenPath Debt Solutions is an independent service that helps individuals resolve credit challenges. Visit GreenPath University for more information.  


Scholarships »

Scholarships - up to 100% of tuition »

Tuition »

2017-18 Tuition Rates »

WMU-Cooley's tuition is very competitive with that of other private law schools, and it is among the most affordable private law schools. We have a two level tuition program. How much does it cost?

How to Receive Your Loan Proceeds »

All students will receive an email to their WMU-Cooley account from the ESS when student loans have disbursed on your behalf. Check your loan status through


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