Pre-Law Scholars spend only three years as an undergraduate at Marquette. Therefore, the undergraduate financial aid and scholarships received are applicable only to the first three years at Marquette. After completion of the first three years or undergraduate degree, Scholars must apply for financial aid and scholarships as an Independent Graduate/Professional student, via the Law School and the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
Since the criteria for admission to the Pre-Law Scholars program match the criteria for many of the merit-based scholarships awarded by the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, it is highly probable that Scholars entering Marquette in the program also receive merit-based scholarships to Marquette University.
It is important to reiterate that these scholarships, while renewable for up to eight semesters at the university, are only for undergraduate study. As a result, Scholars are only able to apply these scholarships to the first three years at Marquette. Once enrolled in Marquette's Law School, Scholars are no longer considered undergraduates. The fourth year (or earlier, if applicable) of the undergraduate scholarship is forfeited.
Pre-Law Scholars are considered for Law School financial aid and merit-based scholarships that are available to all eligible students entering the first year of Law School. These scholarships are awarded on a rolling basis; as such, early application to the Law School is encouraged. By meeting the Academic Standards for Pre-Law Scholars, it is highly probable that Scholars entering the Law School will receive merit-based scholarship to the Law School.