Cost of Attendance (2016-2017)

Paying for law school represents an investment in yourself. LMU Law is committed to ensuring fees are affordable and commensurate with the quality of its faculty, technology, and facilities.

LMU Law bills direct costs, such as tuition and fees, directly to each student. Students will also incur indirect costs, which include books, supplies, housing, transportation, and other miscellaneous expenses. The first table estimates the total of all costs; the next set of tables break down direct and indirect costs separately.

Substantial merit-based scholarships are available and will be credited toward tuition. These are not reflected in the below-listed totals. In very limited circumstances, books and a modest cost of living stipend can also be awarded.  All other aid including federal, state, and outside scholarships will be credited to the student’s account first, with the above-described award picking up the balance of the student’s institutional aid eligibility. No cash refunds will be made.

While we have substantial scholarship opportunities, not everyone will qualify for a scholarship. Need-based financial aid is also available. For the entering Fall 2016 class, 89% of our matriculants received a scholarship and/or grant.

Typical First-Year Tuition, Fees, & Living Expenses

Based on a 10-month academic year, from August 2016 to May 2017.
Full-time tuition and fees (15 hours/semester) $17,295 $17,295 $34,590
Books and living expenses (singles*) $9,930 $9,930 $19,860
ESTIMATED TOTALS $27,225 $27,225 $54,450
Part-time tuition and fees (9 & 11 hours/semester**) $10,545 $12,795 $23,340
Books and living expenses (singles*) $7,870 $7,870 $15,740
ESTIMATED TOTALS $18,415 $20,665 $39,080

* Estimated housing costs may be cut in half if sharing with a roommate.
**Part-time Students take nine (9) hours in the first semester of their first year and 11 hours in the second semester of their first year.

Direct Costs: Tuition and Fees

LMU Law bills direct costs directly to students. Financial aid can cover some or all of these costs.

Tuition $1,125 per credit hour
Fees Full-time students, 12 or more credit hours per semester $420 per semester
Fees Part-time students, 9-11 credit hours per semester $420 per semester
Fees One-time graduation fee, billed the term prior to graduation $250

The School of Law does not have a “half-time” curriculum. However, students may delay taking electives set forth in §XII.G. of the Student Handbook.

Indirect Costs: Living and Other Expenses

Enrolled 12 or more credit hours per semester
Books and supplies $1,100 $1,100 $2,200
Loan fees $500 $500 $1,000
Personal/miscellaneous $800 $800 $1,600
Room and board $5,850 $5,850 $11,700
Transportation $1,680 $1,680 $3,360
ESTIMATED TOTALS $9,930 $9,930 $19,860
Enrolled 9-11 credit hours per semester
Books and supplies $800 $800 $1,600
Loan fees $400 $400 $800
Personal/miscellaneous $600 $600 $1,200
Room and board $4,390 $4,390 $8,780
Transportation $1,680 $1,680 $3,360
ESTIMATED TOTALS $7,870 $7,870 $15,740

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Lincoln Memorial University

Accreditation Statement
Lincoln Memorial University - John J. Duncan, Jr. School of Law (LMU-DSOL) is provisionally accredited
by the American Bar Association (ABA).

Information About the ABA’s Accreditation Process

Questions concerning ABA accreditation may be directed to:

          Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar
          American Bar Association
          321 N. Clark Street, 21st Floor
          Chicago, IL 60654
          Phone: 312.988.6738

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