Dear Prospective Student,

Deciding to pursue a legal education is a big decision, and figuring out how to finance that education is a critical part of the process. A legal education is an investment in your future, and while the primary responsibility of financing that investment lies with you, my staff and I at the Office of Student Finance are here to help guide you through each step of the process.

There are several types of financial aid available including merit scholarships, institutional need-based grants and loans, federal Stafford and graduate PLUS loans, and private credit-based student loans. Merit scholarships are awarded by the Office of Admissions based on the strength of your admissions application. No separate application is required.

I invite you to explore our Web site for information on applying for financial aid, the various student loan options, budgeting and billing information, as well as additional funding opportunities.

I look forward to working with you. Please feel free to contact me at with any questions or concerns. Remember, financing law school does not need to be mysterious or intimidating. The Cardozo Office of Student Finance is here to help.


Jon D. Goldberg
Director of Student Finance