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CLE Financial Aid Policy

Should an attorney require a discount or waiver of the course fees listed for a particular CLE, they should mail a written request for a waiver to the DCBA office, P.O. Box 1837, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601. Please be sure to include the course you wish to take in the letter. All requests for waiver will receive a written response within 10 business days of the course date.

All requests will be evaluated based upon need. Relevance to an attorney’s practice area will NOT be considered when deciding to grant a financial aid request. All requests for financial aid from solo practitioners will be granted based on the following:

UnemployedFull Scholarship
Income up to $30,00075% discount
Income $30,000 to $40,00050% discount
Income above $40,000No discount


Attorneys who are employed by a firm or in the public sector and wish to apply for a fee waiver should also include proof that their employer is not covering the cost of the course. All requests are kept confidential.