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Financial Aid FAQ


What is the tuition for LL.M. International students?
Tuition for the LL.M. program is the same as full-time J.D. tuition. LL.M. students must study in the full-time program.  

How do most students in the LL.M. program pay for their studies?
In order to get an F-1 visa, you must show proof that you have the ability to pay. Some students already have funding and others are able to obtain loans in their home country.  

Can I get loans to help pay my LL.M. tuition?
Some lenders offer private loans to non-U.S. citizens, but they do require a co-signer that is a U.S. citizen or permanent resident alien.  

How does my citizenship/visa status affect my financial aid?
Federal financial aid is only available to students who are U.S. citizens or Permanent Resident Aliens.

Will I be considered for a scholarship?
Albany Law School scholarships are not available at this time for LL.M. students.

Are there outside scholarships for LL.M. students?
We have an extensive list of External Scholarships. You can also search the Internet for LL.M. scholarship opportunities.