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Law School Pricing: Tuition and Fees

Tuition and Fees for the 2022-2023 Academic School Year:

JD Program
Degree Admitted Annual Flat Rate
Per Credit Hour
Per Semester

JD Degree (and semester based programs)

Prior to Summer 2019–2020




JD Degree (and semester based programs)

Beginning Summer 2019–2020 


$1,690* (Registered
<9 credits)


Master's Program
Degree Annual Flat Rate
Per Credit Hour

Master's Programs (for quarter based programs only)


*Per credit hour rate does not apply to 1L students who are in Summer Starter and Accelerated JD Programs

JD students must complete 85 credits in order to graduate. The first-year law curriculum consists of 29 required credits, and upper-level students typically take 14 credits per semester. The LLM degree requires 24 credits to graduate, or 33 with the New York Bar Concentration. The Master of Legal Studies requires 30 credits to graduate.

Tuition Refund and Credit Policy

Students who withdraw from a course for the semester are subject to the University's tuition refund policy for “WITHDRAWAL FROM A COURSE(S) FOR STUDENTS BILLED BY CREDIT HOUR.”

Please note that for first-year students, the first week of the Fall Semester is Orientation week. For all other students, it is the first week of classes.

Students who were awarded financial aid should meet with the Kline School of Law's Financial Aid Advisor to discuss the financial implications of withdrawal.

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