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Costs of Attendance for First-Year Students

Tuition and Fees for the 2016-2017 Academic School Year:

Programs Tuition
per credit hour
General Fee
per term
JD Degree $1,422.00 $420.00
LLM Degree $1,422.00 $420.00
Master of Legal Studies $1,176.00 $180.00

Cost of Attendance for Incoming First-Year students for the 2016-2017 Academic School Year* :

*Based on JD Degree

Type of Cost  Annual Amount
Tuition $42,660
Fees $840
Immunization Fee $35
Books $1,346
Computer/Supplies $870
Personal $2,512
Loan Origination Fee $220
Sub-total  $53,087
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) $66,915
Total (Students living off campus) $66,515
Total (Students commuting $55,535

The annual tuition rate reported to the ABA is a converted amount, based on the average number of credits required each year for degree completion.  The cost of attendance for a first-year student is typically higher than the cost for the student's subsequent second and third years because the law school’s curriculum design requires first-year law students to take more credits than second- and third-year students.  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 per academic year.

Here is a three-year tuition model based on the tuition numbers and fees for the 2016-2017 academic year:

  • Year One
    • Credit Hours Required: 30
    • Tuition Cost: $42,660
  • Year Two
    • Credit Hours Required: 28
    • Tuition Cost: $39,816
  • Year Three
    • Credit Hours Required: 27
    • Tuition Cost: $38,394
  • Average Over Three Years
    • Credit Hours: 28.33
    • Tuition Cost: $40,285

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.


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.