How much is tuition?

Full-time (12-17 credits/semester) tuition for the 2016-17 academic year is $19,354 per semester for fall and spring semesters. All students also are required to pay an annual technology fee of $214 and a student activity fee of $155.

How much money should I budget for living expenses while studying at St. Thomas?

In addition to tuition (see question above) students should plan to budget an additional $20,197 (USD). This includes fees, living costs, health insurance, miscellaneous expenses and books/supplies.

Does St. Thomas offer financial aid?

As an International student you are not qualified to apply for federal student aid. However, each student is considered for scholarship.

I saw scholarships are available on your website and I wish to be considered. How do I apply for scholarships?

Applicants to the LL.M. in U.S. Law program are automatically considered for scholarship offers. There is no separate application process. The Admissions Committee uses the documents that you submit with your regular admissions file for consideration.

I just received a scholarship from an outside agency. Do I need to notify the Office of Admissions?

Yes, please forward the information to the Office of Admissions at You will also asked to provide this information to our International Admissions Office as part of the financial certification process. 

Can I work during the LL.M. program?

Yes, there are opportunities to work on campus while you are enrolled as a student. Students can find jobs through listings on the Jobs at UST website. Please read all of the information about student employment here.