Law Cost of Attendance (COA)

Students Seeking a Degree of Juris Doctor (J.D.)

A student's COA is determined by their enrollment status each semester. The four possible enrollment statuses are: 12 or more credits, 9 to 11 credits, 6 to 8 credits and 1 to 5 credits. When initial award offers are made it is assumed that law students will be enrolled in 12 or more credits each semester. During the final review process the COA is adjusted to reflect the status a student reports in answering the financial aid questions in CyberBear. It may be adjusted again at the start of the term to reflect actual enrollment status.

A student's COA is made up of two different types of costs: direct and indirect.

  • Direct costs are items that will appear on the University bills, such as tuition, fees, books and room and board (if living on campus).

  • Indirect costs will not appear on the bill but are estimated costs associated with going to college and should be included in the budget. These include items like transportation, and personal expenses.

2022-2023 Cost of Attendance (COA)

  Cost of Attendance In State Out of State
Direct
Costs
Tuition and Fees * $9,117 $33,127
Program Fee $7,950 $7,950
Room and Board ** $15,356 $15,356
Books and Supplies $1,000 $1,000
Indirect
Costs
Loan Fee Allowance $98 $98
Transportation $2,000 $3,500
Miscellaneous $2,932 $2,932
  Total $38,453 $63,963

* Program Fee – Reflects 15 credits per recommendation of Alexander Blewett III School of Law. For more details on the program fee, visit Business Services site.

** An additional $1,476 is added to the Room and Board allowance for students with dependents other than a spouse.

  Cost of Attendance In State Out of State
Direct
Costs
Tuition and Fees * $7,269 $25,279
Program Fee $4,770 $4,770
Room and Board ** $15,356 $15,356
Books and Supplies $600 $600
Indirect
Costs
Loan Fee Allowance $98 $98
Transportation $2,000 $3,500
Miscellaneous $2,932 $2,932
  Total $33,025 $52,535

* Reflects the 9 credit value for tuition and fees. Additional online, course or program fees may be charged, visit Business Services for more information.

** An additional $1,476 is added to the Room and Board allowance for students with dependents other than a spouse.

  Cost of Attendance In State Out of State
Direct
Costs
Tuition and Fees * $5,027 $17,037
Program Fee $3,180 $3,180
Room and Board ** $15,356 $15,356
Books and Supplies $400 $400
Indirect
Costs
Loan Fee Allowance $98 $98
Transportation $2,000 $3,500
Miscellaneous $2,932 $2,932
  Total $28,993 $42,503

* Reflects the 6 credit value for tuition and fees. Additional online, course or program fees may be charged, visit Business Services for more information.

** An additional $1,476 is added to the Room and Board allowance for students with dependents other than a spouse.

My COA VS the UM Bill

The COA is based on estimated expenses, and does not reflect the charges that will be on your UM bill. Actual UM charges can be found at:

Modified Fee Structures:

Some programs such as Law, Pharmacy, Physical Therapy, Public Health and Social Work have additional fees not reflected above. Review the non-mandatory fees at the Business Services site or check with the program you are entering to help determine the most accurate charges possible.