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.|
|ANNUAL COST OF ATTENDANCE||FALL||SPRING||TOTAL|
|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|
|Part-time tuition and fees (9 & 11 hours/semester**)||$10,125||$12,795||$22,920|
|Books and living expenses (singles*)||$7,870||$7,870||$15,740|
* 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||$370 per semester|
|Fees||Part-time students, 9-11 credit hours per semester||$370 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|
|Room and board||$5,850||$5,850||$11,700|
Enrolled 9-11 credit hours per semester
|Books and supplies||$800||$800||$1,600|
|Room and board||$4,390||$4,390||$8,780|