During this time of a global health crisis and the subsequent uncertainties, the Rutgers Law Admissions and Financial Aid staff would like to provide guidance to all individuals who are considering Rutgers Law as a place to pursue their legal education. We encourage you to bookmark or visit this page frequently, as we will continue to update and keep current information pertinent to you.  We also encourage you to continue to visit the Rutgers University---Covid-19 update site as well as sites that provide critical information.

1.     Will the Coronavirus pandemic have any impact on the admissions process for prospective or current applicants?
We understand that many communities are experiencing closures and restriction of other activities that may impact personal, professional and academic endeavors.  However, our ability to process, evaluate and notify applicants has not been impacted.  In fact, to provide every opportunity for you to consider Rutgers Law, our application is available for submission through July 15, 2020.  There is no application fee.
We will accept any administration of the LSAT through the June 2020 administration.  Please visit www.lsac.org for current information about the administration of the LSAT and the other services provided by LSAC.

2.    Will the decision timeline change or be adjusted this cycle?
As in a typical admissions cycle, the evaluations of applications and decisions will continue to be issued throughout the spring and summer. We will continue to notify applicants of their decisions, initially via email and when appropriate with follow up mailings. 

3.    Admitted students and seat deposit due date?
To provide as much flexibility as possible, our initial date has been changed from April 15th to May 15, 2020.  Subsequent dates will be adjusted based upon the timing of the offer of acceptance.  You may submit your seat deposit by scrolling to the bottom of our Admitted Students page.

4.    Are there opportunities to visit the law school?
Out of concern for all members of the law school community and visitors, the University has suspended all in-person classes and on-campus events.  Our current law students are completing the spring semester remotely and our admitted student days, tours and information sessions have been cancelled.

As you consider your enrollment plans, we recognize how crucial the opportunity to engage with members of the Rutgers Law community is in that decision process.  Therefore, under these unprecedented times, we will be hosting  virtual conversations sessions with our members of our admissions staff.  The schedule and information is forthcoming.

5.      Scholarship opportunities?
All admitted students are considered for Rutgers Law scholarship support.  We will continue to review and notify admits of any scholarship allocation through the spring and summer.  

We will continue to review requests for scholarship reconsideration on a case-by-case basis.  All those seeking reconsideration must share their award letters from other schools.  Please send requests to Assistant Dean Anita Walton at awalton@law.rutgers.edu.

Financial Aid

1.    When will I receive a Financial Aid Offer Letter?
 
We will send you a Financial Aid Offer letter once we receive your 20-21 FAFSA. The Award Offer Letter will contain additional information regarding next steps in the loan process.
 
2.    What if the scholarship I received with my acceptance letter is not on my Financial Aid Offer Letter?
 
Scholarships will be added to your Financial Aid Offer Letter once you pay your seat deposit and return the Scholarship Acknowledgment Form. We will then send you a revised Award Offer Letter that will include your scholarship. 
 
3.    I have prior educational loans that need to be deferred. Who processes my forms?
 
Deferment forms are processed by the Rutgers Law Registrar’s office and returned to your loan servicer once you matriculate.  At the time of enrollment, you will receive directions on how to submit the In-School Deferment Forms to the appropriate campus Registrar’s Office. 

4.    If I have more questions about financial aid, who should I contact?
Camden Campus:  Director of Financial Aid  Cassandra Hunter
                                  Cassandra.hunter@rutgers.edu
Newark Campus:   Director of Financial Aid Tai Gedeon
                                  tai.gedeon@law.rutgers.edu
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In closing, at this time of community dispersion and economic disjunction, please know that we are here for you and any questions related to your consideration and planned enrollment at Rutgers Law.  Do check back often for updated information, however, in the meantime to be in touch with the admissions office, please contact us at admissions@law.rutgers.edu.