TUITION AND SCHOLARSHIPS
Juris Doctor (J.D.)
Full-time (12-17 credits/semester) tuition for the fall 2019 entering class is $21,149 per semester for fall and spring semesters. Part-time (8-11 credits/semester) tuition for the fall 2019 entering class is $15,862 per semester for fall and spring semesters. All students taking summer term classes will be charged $1,442 per credit. All students are required to pay a technology fee of $112.50 per semester, a student activity fee of $72.50 per semester, and a student health fee of $35 per semester. Tuition and fees are subject to change each academic year.
Students entering in fall 2019 as part-time students who enroll in the recommended first-semester course load of 12 credits will be charged the part-time tuition rate of $15,862 for their first semester only, despite their 12-credit course load.
For students who apply for financial aid, the nine-month Cost of Attendance Budget includes allowances for other indirect costs, such as books, supplies, housing, meals, transportation, insurance and other miscellaneous expenses. This cost is calculated each spring for the following academic year. The allowance for the 2019-20 academic year is $21,000. The actual amount of these expenses varies depending upon the circumstances of each student.
The University of St. Thomas School of Law is committed to making high quality legal education available to students by offering several forms of financial assistance, including scholarship, employment and loans. Financial assistance is designed to help students meet education-related expenses, including not only tuition, but housing, meals and other living expenses.
Working During Law School
The School of Law imposes no restriction on employment, but we recommend that a full-time student work fewer than 20 hours per week. If you plan to work more than 20 hours a week, you should consider attending part time.