Qualified admitted applicants to The University of Tulsa College of Law are automatically considered for merit-based scholarships. No forms are required in order to be considered for scholarship. All scholarships are automatically renewable as long as a student remains in good academic standing with a minimum 2.0 GPA.
100% of TU Law students received scholarships/tuition benefits in 2015.
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Learn more about the Access to Legal Education Scholarship (for incoming first-year students from the 12-state region)
TU Law uses its endowed and non-endowed scholarship resources to help fund student scholarship packages. All scholarships are awarded in accordance with the donor’s resolution and, in most cases, an application is not required. In cases in which an application is required, the Associate Dean for Student Affairs will notify students by email of the opportunity, along with requirements and deadlines.
Total Scholarships awarded for 2013-2014 = $3,753,922.74
Scholarships awarded to class entering 2014 = $1,167,261.00
Average scholarship = $22,023 for full-time; $15,160 for reduced schedule
Average GPA after the first year = 3.09
Median GPA after first year = 3.217
Percentage of 1Ls who retain scholarship: Beginning with the fall-2013 entering class, 100% of scholarship recipients will retain their scholarship as long as good standing (cumulative 2.0 GPA) is maintained. Percentage of upper class students retaining scholarships = 100%. Percentage of new scholarship awarded to students not previously receiving scholarship = 10%.
The faculty has adopted the following suggested grading curve for first year courses: A and A- = 30-40% B+ and B = 30-40% B- and C+ = 10-20% C, C-, D+, D, D-, F = 10-20%. The suggested distribution is not mandatory, but rather a guideline to aid faculty members in implementing TU College of Law’s grading system. The suggested grading distribution will apply to all first year courses. Where the suggested distribution is applicable as a guideline, it is expected that the median or mid-point grade will be a B-.
Required GPA for scholarship renewal = 2.0 (good standing)
After the first year, we occasionally increase a scholarship for overwhelming academic merit, service to the College of Law, and demonstrated need. These increases are made on a case-by-case basis. In addition, students who serve as editors on journals or who serve on the executive council for our Board of Advocates are eligible for additional scholarship stipends for their service to these organizations.
Scholarship Guidelines and GPA Requirements
Merit-Based: 2.0 cumulative GPA at the end of each spring semester
Need-Based: 2.0 and up – Renew need based prior amount
Law Journals and BOA: 2.5 and up – Anything less can only be granted by the Dean
No Prior Scholarship Award: Top 15%: Scholarship award to be determined
based on comparable scholarship equity, service, and need-based factors.
Access to Legal Education Scholarship
The Access to Legal Education Scholarship (ALES) is an immediate and renewable $18,000 annual scholarship to all incoming first-year TU College of Law Juris Doctor students from a 12-state region. The ALES is automatically awarded to an eligible admitted student and is renewed each year as long as the student remains in good academic standing with a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA. (Eligible students automatically receive the ALES and an additional scholarship application form is not required.)
ALES Eligibility Requirements
- Incoming first-year student
- Juris Doctor program
- Current resident of an eligible state, OR
- Earned an undergraduate degree from an eligible state
Eligible states: Oklahoma, Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, Texas, and Wyoming
Please note: The ALES is not available to transferring students.
Annual Tuition (2015-2016)
ALES Scholarship: – $18,000
Effective tuition: $18,152
Qualified students may receive merit-based scholarships in addition to the ALES.