What is the cost of attendance (COA), how is it determined and how much is it?

The COA is an estimated individual student’s projected total educational expenses for a two semester time period. The COA is also referred to as the Financial Aid Budget.

The cost of attendance (COA) for Financial Aid purposes is constructed by the Financial Aid Office using the parameters of the federal guidelines. The COA includes tuition, fees, room and board, books, transportation, and personal expenses. This COA governs the total amount of aid (loans and scholarships) that are available to a student for any two semester period. This maximum COA also applies to private loans.

We realize that students come to law school from varied backgrounds, experiences and lifestyles, however the COA allows for a simple lifestyle, that of a graduate student and can not be increased to suit your desired lifestyle.

Fall 15 - Spring 16 academic year, the ESTIMATED COA for Financial Aid purposes ONLY:

Full Time (13-16 credit hours each semester) Fall and Spring total

Tuition: $42,290
General Fee: $2,330
One-time matriculation: $103
SBA Dues: $110
Books: $1,500
Room and Board: $10,970
Transportation: $3,456
Personal/Misc: $5,976
TOTAL: $66,838

Part Time (9-12 credit hours each semester) Fall and Spring total

Tuition: $33,836
General Fee: $2,330
One-Time Matriculation: $103
SBA Dues: $110
Books: $1,500
Room and Board: $10,970
Transportation: $3,456
Personal/Misc: $5,976
TOTAL: $58,281

Part Time EVENING PROGRAM (9-12 credit hours each semester) Fall and Spring total

Tuition: $26,000
General Fee: $2,330
One-Time Matriculation: $103
SBA Dues: $110
Books: $1,500
Room and Board: $10,970
Transportation: $3,456
Personal/Misc: $5,976
TOTAL: $50,445

Any Fall or Spring law student registering for more than 16 hours is charged an additional fee of $1,795 for each additional hour. Students registering for fewer than part-time hours will be charged $1,795 per credit hour. All students are charged a general fee and SBA dues. A one-time matriculation fee of $103 is assessed at the student’s first registration.

Fall and Spring Intersession classes are charged at $1,795 per credit hour.

Summer 2016 academic year, the ESTIMATED COA for Financial Aid purposes ONLY: Full Time (7-8 credit hours each)

Tuition: $13,385
General Fee: $1,081
SBA Dues: $28
Books: $750
Room and Board: $3,591
Transportation: $1,131
Personal/Misc: $1,956
TOTAL: $21,922

Part Time (5-6 credit hours each)

Tuition: $10,686
General Fee: $1,081
SBA Dues: $28
Books: $750
Room and Board: $3,591
Transportation: $1131
Personal/Misc: $1956
TOTAL: $19,223

Any Summer law student registering for more than 8 hours is charged an additional fee of $2,080 for each additional hour. Students registering for fewer than part-time hours will be charged $2,080 per credit hour. All students are charged a general fee and SBA dues. A one-time matriculation fee of $103 is assessed at the student’s first registration.

Summer Intersession classes are charged at $2,080 per credit hour.


 

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