In compliance with ABA Standard 509, the following information about Cumberland School of Law and its J.D. program is provided to current and prospective students. The Standard 509 Information Report is compiled from the latest (AY 2013) information submitted in the annual ABA questionnaire.
The law school seeks a diverse student body that will make a contribution to the law school and the legal profession. To that end, every applicant’s file is thoroughly reviewed for admission. In addition to the LSAT and GPA, difficulty of major, personal challenges overcome, graduate work completed, scholarly achievements and volunteer and work experience are also considered. Applications are evaluated on a rolling basis, so it is important to apply early.
Fall 2011 31 entered with conditional scholarships; 5 conditional scholarships were reduced or eliminated
Fall 2012 40 entered with conditional scholarships; 6 conditional scholarships were reduced or eliminated
Fall 2013 60 entered with conditional scholarships
Cumberland School of Law’s scholarship retention policy was first implemented with the fall 2011 entering class. Conditional scholarships are suspended for those recipients who are not in good scholarship standing. Good scholarship standing requires recipients to maintain a law school GPA that would rank them in the top two-thirds of their class at the conclusion of an academic year. Scholarships can be reinstated for a subsequent academic year where a recipient restores his or her class rank to be within the academic requirement.
Generous merit-based scholarship assistance is awarded to Cumberland School of Law’s entering and current law students annually. In addition, numerous other scholarships are provided to those students who distinguish themselves academically, make outstanding contributions through leadership in the law school, or demonstrate financial need.
For a detailed Flex-Time budget, contact the Office of Financial Aid.
Tuition costs are subject to change for the 2015–2016 academic year.
**Costs associated with one term only of the academic year subject to change.
The cost of attendance, the total estimated amount it will cost a student to complete one year of law school, is determined using rules established by the U.S. Congress. Contact the Samford University Office of Financial Aid if you have any unusual expenses that might affect your cost of attendance.
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form