Promote Your Attorney Profile on Law.net - Get Found / Earn More!
Philadelphia Law Schools have Lowest Tuition in the Nation
Philadelphia Law Schools have Lowest Tuition in the Nation
What Law School Alums Earn Halfway Through Their Careers
What Law School Alums Earn Halfway Through Their Careers
Is Law School in the Future of the ‘Cannibal Cop?’
Is Law School in the Future of the ‘Cannibal Cop?’
Law School Debt Drops at 49 Schools for Graduates
Law School Debt Drops at 49 Schools for Graduates
Your profile matches an open legal position. Apply now!
Legal Job Listings

Law Schools Providing Aid for Military Veterans to Obtain Legal Education

Veterans who want to pursue a career in law have the opportunity to attend a large number of the elite law schools in the country for free, according to The Wall Street Journal.

Military veterans who served following the 2001 terrorist attacks can go to school without paying a dime using federal education aid if they attend public schools. Veterans who attend private schools see the aid capped. It will only cover anywhere from 35 to 45 percent of tuition at top private schools, which cost $55,000 per year to attend.

In the fall of 2013, Stanford Law School, New York University School of Law and Columbia Law School are maxing their contributions to a government matching plan called the Yellow Ribbon program. The program gives veterans who qualify additional money to supplement benefits from the GI Bill.

Get JD Journal in Your Mail
Subscribe to our FREE daily news alerts and get the latest updates on the most happening events in the legal, business, and celebrity world. You also get your daily dose of humor and entertainment!!




The schools have pledged to cover half of the remaining tuition and fees for the veterans while the Department of Veterans Affairs will pay the remaining amount. To qualify, veterans must have served 36 months of active duty since September 11, 2001 and have been honorably discharged.

Duke University School of Law and Northwestern University Law School have increased their financial aid for veterans and increased the number of veterans who are eligible to receive the aid.

Law Schools Providing Aid for Military Veterans to Obtain Legal Education by

Tagged: ,

Posted by on April 2, 2013. Filed under Law School News. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can skip to the end and leave a response. Pinging is currently not allowed.

 

 

Job of the Day
Associate Attorney with 3-5 years of land use or litigation experience
USA-NY-Melville

BROWN & ALTMAN LLP, a Melville, New York based law firm with growing commercial real estate / zoning / litigation practice seeks an individual with 3-5 years of land use or litigation experience. ...

Related Posts: