Scholarships and Financial Aid

Scholarships and Financial Aid

Honoring Excellence

You have worked hard to achieve academic success. You deserve to be rewarded.

Our Scholarship Program is giving more

As of Dec. 12, 2017, WMU-Cooley offers increased award levels for incoming students who have excelled in the classroom and on the LSAT!*

Scholarship Program
  Tuition Scholarship Level
Predicted CGPA - 3.0 or greater 100%
LSAT 160 or greater 100%
LSAT 155-159 90%
LSAT 149-154 75%
Predicted CGPA - 2.65-2.99 10%-40%

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Scholarship Example
















149 2.7 75%
147 3.7 40%
145 3.3 20%

*Scholarships are determined by a calculation using the highest LSAT score and the UGPA as defined by LSAC.  There are many combinations of possibilities. Above are just a few examples of how the new scholarship enhancement rewards higher performing students.

Awards of up to 100% tuition throughout your enrollment. **

Earning a scholarship during the admissions process can significantly reduce the total cost of a legal education. At WMU-Cooley you can earn a 10-100% tuition scholarship that is applied to all 90 credits required for graduation. Scholarships are awarded in 10% increments.


Scholarships are based upon merit and are determined by analyzing your LSAT score and undergraduate grade point average using a formula that determines academic success based upon the academic outcomes of previously admitted students.

Applicants to WMU-Cooley can expect a clear indication of their scholarship eligibility when an official admission offer is made without conditions tied to the offer. You are encouraged to compare the total value of the scholarship with other scholarship offers you may receive.

To get a sense of how much money can be saved by receiving a scholarship, the following chart illustrates the approximate amount awarded based upon each level of scholarship. These estimates are based upon 2016-17 academic-year tuition rates.

Scholarship Award 
(% of tuition)

Approximate Scholarship Value 
(90 credits)





















Scholarship Opportunities After Enrollment

Scholarship opportunities extend beyond those offered by admissions. Once enrolled, students may apply for additional scholarships AFTER classes begin.

Class-Rank Scholarships

Students receiving a scholarship award of less than 50% may increase the level of that scholarship through academic achievement in subsequent terms, based on the class ranking system.


The new, higher scholarship award is continued as a minimum award for the duration of the student's enrollment as long as the student is not subject to sanction under the Honor Code or Disciplinary Procedures.

Transfer Students

Transfer students can also qualify for an Honors Scholarship based upon their class rank at the school from which their transfer occurs.


Scholarship Guarantee

**Unlike many law schools that only guarantee a scholarship for one year, WMU-Cooley scholarships are awarded for all 90 credits, so long as the student is not subject to sanctions under the Honor Code or disciplinary procedures.

Contact Us

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WMU-Cooley Law School
300 S. Capitol Ave.
Lansing, MI 48933
Phone: (517) 371-5140, ext. 2244
Fax: (517) 334-5718
Email: [email protected]
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