Tuition & Cost of Attendance

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 set of tables breaks down direct and indirect costs separately; the next set of tables estimates the total of all costs.

Substantial merit-based scholarships are available and will be credited toward tuition. 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.

Direct Costs: 2019-2020 Tuition and Fees

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

TUITION  $1,250 per credit hour
  Full-Time Students, typically take 30 credit hours per year (15 credits fall/spring) $37,500* per year
  Part-Time Students, typically take 18 credit hours first year (9 credits fall/spring); 24 credit hours (12 credits fall/spring) second, third, and fourth years. The number of credit hours for part-time flex students vary by hours taken each semester. $22,500* per year

* Scholarship awards are not reflected in the above-listed totals and will reduce the amount charged. 

FEES                  
  Full-Time Students, 12 or more credit hours per semester $470 per semester ($370 parking + $50 technology fee + $50 student activity fee per semester)
  Part-Time Students, 9-11 credit hours per semester $470 per semester ($370 parking + $50 technology fee + $50 student activity fee per semester)
  Graduation Fee $250 (billed one time in term prior to graduation)
Every student must pay for fees each year.
 

Indirect Costs: Living and Other Expenses

FULL-TIME STUDENTS
Enrolled 12 or more credit hours per semester
  FALL SPRING TOTAL
Books and Supplies $1,125* $1,125* $2,250*
Loan Fees $70 $70 $140
Personal/Miscellaneous $800 $800 $1,600
Room and Board $7,500 $7,500 $15,000
Transportation $1,500 $1,500 $3,000
ESTIMATED TOTALS $10,995 $10,995 $21,990

Students in the full-time program typically take 15 credit hours per semester.

* Books and supplies are based on $75 per credit hour.

PART-TIME STUDENTS
First Year: 9 credit hours per semester

Remaining Years: 12 credit hours per semester

  FALL SPRING TOTAL
Books and Supplies $675* $675* $1,350*
Loan Fees $70 $70 $140
Personal/Miscellaneous $800 $800 $1,600
Room and Board $7,500 $7,500 $15,000
Transportation $1,500 $1,500 $3,000
ESTIMATED TOTALS $10,545 $10,545 $21,090

* Books and supplies are based on $75 per credit hour.

 

Typical 2019-2020 First-Year Tuition, Fees, & Living Expenses

Based on a 10-month academic year, from August 2019 to May 2020.
ANNUAL COST OF ATTENDANCE FALL SPRING TOTAL

Full-Time Program Tuition and Fees (15 hours/semester)

$18,750 $18,750 $37,500
Books and Living Expenses (singles*) $10,995 $10,995 $21,990
ESTIMATED TOTALS $29,745 $29,745 $59,490
Part-Time Program Tuition and Fees (9 hours/semester) $11,250 $11,250 $22,500
Books and Living Expenses (singles*) $10,545 $10,545 $21,090
ESTIMATED TOTALS $21,795 $21,795 $43,590

* Estimated housing costs may be cut in half if sharing with a roommate.