This Policy has been designed to help University at Buffalo School of Law JD and LL.M. students understand the terms of the School’s merit scholarship awards.
Read the Policy thoroughly to understand how you may be affected by the terms of any current or future School of Law merit scholarship award.
1. Merit scholarships are disbursed evenly between the fall and spring terms and cannot be reallocated to a summer term.
2. LL.M. students must be enrolled in a minimum of 10 credits per term to receive and maintain their merit scholarship disbursement. Scholarships will be removed, and must be returned/repaid, for students who drop below 10 credits at any point during the semester.
3. Merit scholarships will be disbursed for a maximum of 2 semesters for LL.M. students.
4. Scholarship awards are only awarded while enrolled in the degree program noted in your formal acceptance letter.
5. Merit scholarships are awarded at the point of admission and will not be negotiated (increased) after new student orientation commences.
6. Total scholarship (including merit and any other scholarship and/or grants, including VA educational benefits) cannot exceed the cost of tuition.
7. Merit scholarships are not available for coursework completed outside the University at Buffalo School of Law.
8. Merit scholarships for students who receive other scholarships, grants, and/or tuition benefits are subject to adjustment.
9. All merit scholarship offers are contingent upon receipt of a tuition deposit by the deadline noted in the applicant’s formal admission letter.
10. Should there be a tuition increase or decrease, merit scholarship award amounts will not be prorated.
11. Merit scholarships may be funded through School of Law endowed scholarship funds.
12. The University at Buffalo School of Law reserves the right to update this policy without notice.