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Cost of Attendance for Law Programs

Merit Scholarships to Help Finance Your Legal Education

Ninety percent of our Entering Class of 2017 3-year and 2-year degree students received an academic merit scholarship varying in amount from $10,000 to $43,500 per year. Learn more about our merit scholarships, including our new public interest and trial advocacy scholarships.

All LLM and Global Access JD applicants are automatically considered for merit scholarships, ranging from $3,500 to $30,000 per year.

Tuition and Fees for the 2017-2018 Academic School Year:

Programs Tuition
per credit hour
General Fee
per term
JD Degree $1,450.00 $420.00
LLM Degree $1,450.00 $420.00
Master of Legal Studies $1,200.00 $180.00

Cost of Attendance for Incoming First-Year Law Students for the 2017-2018 Academic School Year* :

*Based on JD Degree

Type of Cost  Annual Amount
Tuition $43,500
Fees $840
Immunization Fee $35
Books $1,346
Computer/Supplies $870
Personal $2,512
Loan Origination Fee $220
Transportation 
$4,604 
Sub-total  $53,927
Room and Board (Students living on campus) $13,828
Room and Board (Students living off campus) $13,428
Meals (Students commuting) $2,448
Total (Students living on campus) $67,755
Total (Students living off campus) $67,355
Total (Students commuting $56,375

The tuition rate reported to the ABA represents the tuition and fees to be paid by each first-year student who takes the normal 30-credit course load. First-year students typically take more credits than second- and third-year students due to the law school’s curriculum design. Since Drexel University uses a per-credit billing system, the total tuition in the first year is slightly higher than the annual average tuition rate for the second and third years. Students also pay a general fee of $420 per semester.

Here is a three-year tuition model based on the tuition numbers and fees for the 2017-2018 academic year:

  • First Year
    • Credit Hours Required: 30
    • Tuition Cost: $43,500
    • Fees: $820 total for Fall and Spring
    • Total Tuition and Fee Cost: $44,340
  • Second Year
    • Credit Hours Required: 28
    • Tuition Cost: $40,600
    • Fees: $820 total for Fall and Spring
    • Total Tuition and Fee Cost: $41,440
  • Third Year
    • Credit Hours Required: 27
    • Tuition Cost: $39,150
    • Fees: $820 total for Fall and Spring
    • Total Tuition and Fee Cost: $39,990
  • The average cost over three years based on the average number of credits required each year in order to complete the JD degree:
    • Credit Hours: 28.33
    • Tuition Cost: $41,079
    • Fees: $820 total for Fall and Spring
    • Total Tuition and Fee Cost: $41,919

First-year students may not be employed in excess of 20 hours in any week of any semester in which they are taking 11 or more credit hours.

Disclaimer

Tuition and fee rates, which are established annually by the University's Board of Trustees, are subject to change without notice. For the most updated information, contact Drexel Central.