Costs & Budget

Listed below is the estimated Law School budget for entering students during the 2014-2015 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.  Some students may have additional personal expenses 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 $54,462
Medical Insurance* $3,162
Student Life Fee $1,041
Room and Board $13,590
Transcript fee (one time) $60
Books $1,770
Personal Expenses/Misc. $2,880
Transportation Expenses $2,232
Computer Allowance $1,500
TOTAL $80,697

*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.  

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.