Financial Aid

Even if you think you might not qualify for financial aid, you may be surprised! There are many ways to finance your education.


GGU wants to make it easy for you to find out the total cost of your education. The total cost to attend Golden Gate University depends on your particular circumstances.

Financing your JD Education

  • All applicants to GGU Law are automatically considered for Merit Scholarship Awards. Entering merit scholarships include full-tuition Presidential and Dean's Scholarships and partial-tuition Faculty Scholarships awarded in varying amounts.
  • GGU Law proudly participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program, a provision of the Post-9/11 GI Bill®.
  • The California Scholars Program awards special scholarships to select graduates of California's public university systems. All applicants from UC and CSU campuses are automatically considered for these awards.
  • Our Public Interest Scholars Program and Environmental Law Scholars Program award special scholarships to qualified applicants pursuing careers in public interest or environmental law.
  • Our Fellowship Program awards specialty scholarships in six different areas of interests, combined with a unique mentorship component. The areas of interest include: Intellectual Property Law Fellowship, Environmental Law Fellowship, Breaking-In Fellowship (Workplace Re-entry), Social Justice Fellowship (Public Interest), LGBTQ Scholar-Activist Fellowship, and Leadership Through the Law Dean's Fellowship.
  • Federal Financial Aid is available to eligible applicants.

Financing your LLM / SJD Education

All applicants to the Graduate Law Programs (LLM & SJD programs) are automatically considered for merit scholarship awards on the basis of their application. Entering merit scholarships include partial-tuition scholarships.

Veteran Benefits

GGU Law's Yellow Ribbon Program provides qualifying veteran students with matching grants that cover 100% of tuition. Many law schools have a cap on the number of student veterans they admit through the Yellow Ribbon Program, but GGU Law does not. We are committed to building a strong veteran community here and in the Bay Area.

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Website at