Costs & Budget

Listed below is the estimated Law School budget for students during the 2017-2018 academic year.

In determining a student's budget, the University uses Bureau of Labor Statistics figures to estimate expenditures for the nine-month academic year. In the case of a student with dependent(s), the family's additional actual costs, within reason, will be used to determine the student budget. Such reasonable additional costs generally are about $4,000 per dependent.

Some students may have additional personal expenses not included in the standard budget. Examples of such additional expenses are medical expenses not covered by insurance and additional childcare or day care expenses. Students with special circumstances should verify the final amount of their budgets with the Student Loan Administration.

Tuition  $61,626
Health Insurance* $3,615
Student Life Fee $1,164
Room & Board  $16,830
Books & Supplies $1,785
Personal Expenses/ Misc.  $2,880
Transportation Expenses  $2,502
Student Loan Fees** $1,080
TOTAL FOR 2L AND 3L STUDENTS $91,482
Computer Allowance $1,500
Transcript Fee $75
TOTAL FOR FIRST-YEAR STUDENTS $93,057

*All law students are required to have acceptable medical insurance coverage. Students do not have to join the University's plan if they provide evidence of comparable coverage under their own plan.  

**Average student loan origination fees based on 2016-2017 Federal Direct Loan borrowing.  See Federal Direct Loan origination fees (percent) here.

An individual student's actual budget will vary from this standard budget depending upon individual taste and circumstance. Keep in mind, however, that this budget is the one that the University uses for all law students in determining financial need for scholarships and loans.

For a complete schedule of the University’s tuition refund policy, please consult the Bursar's Office website.