Commonwealth Scholars Grant Questions and Answers

How do I get a fee waiver?

Consistent with President Eric Barron’s commitment to making higher education more affordable and accessible, we have waived our application fee.

What proof of residency do I need to get the $20,000 grant??

The Admissions Office determines a student's residency status based on the information provided on the student's application. Details on Pennsylvania residency requirements can be found here.​

If I am eligible for the Commonwealth Scholars Grant, will I be considered for other scholarships and need-based aid? May I apply for need-based aid?

Yes. All applicants are automatically considered for Merit Scholarships, including full tuition scholarships. You may also apply for any additional Dickinson Law grant programs, such as the Public Interest Scholars grant and the Need-Based Grant program.

I am enrolled at another law school and wish to transfer to Dickinson Law. Do I get the $20,000 tuition grant if admitted?

If funds remain available, eligible transfer students may receive the Commonwealth Scholars Grant for their two years at Dickinson Law.

Is the continuation of the grant from year to year conditioned on some level of academic performance?

To retain the Commonwealth Scholars Grant, recipients must maintain their Pennsylvania residency and remain in good standing under the Honor Code and academic rules.