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Joseph F. Rice School of Law

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Tuition & Scholarships

A variety of financing options are available to help students meet the cost of a legal education, including:

  • scholarships awarded by the USC Joseph F. Rice School of Law
  • outside scholarships awarded by other organizations
  • loan assistance through the Federal government or private lenders
  • Federal Work-Study or outside employment (in the second and third years of law school)

How to Apply for Financial Aid

We advise applicants to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) early in the admission season, even if they have not received an admissions decision from the USC Joseph F. Rice School of Law.

The Federal Code to designate the University of South Carolina as a recipient of your financial information is 003448

A new FAFSA is available each year on October 1 and a new FAFSA must be submitted each year in order to get aid. To be fully considered for all financial aid resources, it is suggested that you complete your FAFSA and turn in any forms to the university's Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships by April 1.

Feel free to contact their office at or 803-777-8134 if you have additional questions. 


All federal student loan and work-study programs are administered by the University's Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships.

Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships
1244 Blossom Street, Columbia SC 29208
803-777-8134 |

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