Cost of Attendance (2014-2015)

Paying for law school represents an investment in your future. Lincoln Memorial University – Duncan School of Law remains committed to ensuring fees are both affordable and commensurate with the quality of its faculty, technologies and facilities.

The information below provides guidelines for direct and indirect costs you can expect to incur during law school. LMU – Duncan School of Law bills direct costs, such as tuition and fees, directly to each student. Students will also incur indirect costs, which include books, basic living accommodations, transportation and other miscellaneous expenses.

The Law School is pleased to offer a variety of financial aid packages to qualifying students. Substantial merit-based scholarships are available and will be credited towards each receiving student’s tuition for those who qualify. Last year, 88% of our fall enrollees received a scholarship and/or grant!

Direct Costs: Tuition and Fees

LMU-DSOL bills direct costs directly to students. Financial aid can be requested to cover some or all of these costs. In addition to the costs below, all students are subject to a one-time $250 graduation fee, billed the term prior to graduation.

Tuition $975 Per Credit Hour
Fees Full-Time Students:                  13-15 credit hours / semester $867 per semester
Fees Part-Time Students:                   8-12 credit hours / semester $775 per semester
Fees One-Time Fee Billed the Term Prior to Graduation $250 commencement fee

The School of Law does not have a “half-time” curriculum. However, students may delay the taking of the electives set forth in §XII.G. of the LMU-DSOL Student Handbook. The LMU-DSOL Student Handbook can be found under “Current Students” and then “Policy, Procedures & Resources.”

Typical First Year Tuition and Fees                                                                                                  (All calculations based a 10-month academic year: August 2014 – May 2015)
Full-Time Tuition & Fees (15 hrs/sem) $15,492 $15,492 $30,984
Est. Books & Living Expenses (Singles*) $9,930 $9,930 $19,860
Estimated Totals $25,442 $25,442 $50,844
Part-Time Tuition & Fees (9 hrs/sem**) $9,550 $11,500 $21,050
Est. Books & Living Expenses (Singles*) $7,870 $7,870 $15,740
Estimated Totals $17,420 $19,370 $36,790

* Estimated Housing (Room) costs may be cut in half if sharing with a roommate. **Part-Time Students take 11 hours in their second semester of their first year.

Indirect Costs: Living and Other Expenses

Enrolled 13-15 credit hours per semester
Books & Supplies $      1,100 $     1,100 $       2,200
Loan Fees 500 500 1,000
Personal/Miscellaneous 800 800 1,600
Room & Board 5,850 5,850 11,700
Transportation 1,680 1,680 3,360
ESTIMATED TOTALS $     9,930 $     9,930 $    19,860
Enrolled 8-12 credit hours per semester
Books & Supplies $        800 $        800 $      1,600
Loan Fees 400 400 800
Personal/Miscellaneous 600 600 1,200
Room & Board 4,390 4,390 8,780
Transportation 1,680 1,680 3,360
ESTIMATED TOTALS $     7,870 $     7,870 $    15,740


Typical Annual Living Expenses                                                                                                     (2014-2015)                                    (All calculations based upon a 10-month academic year)
Estimated Living Expenses for Singles
  Living On-Campus Living Off-Campus Living at Home
Full-Time Student             N/A          $19,860      $19,860
Part-Time Student             N/A          $15,740      $15,740
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Accreditation Statement
Lincoln Memorial University - John J. Duncan, Jr. School of Law (LMU-DSOL) is provisionally accredited
by the American Bar Association. The earliest LMU-DSOL may apply for ABA full accreditation is December 2016.

Questions concerning ABA accreditation may be directed to:
Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar
American Bar Association
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Chicago, IL 60654
Phone: 312.988.6738

American Bar Association FAQ Website

Additionally, Lincoln Memorial University - Duncan School of Law is approved by the Tennessee Board of Law Examiners.