The 2014/2015 JD student budget is used to calculate financial aid. It assumes a modest lifestyle for a single person in San Diego, based on average expenses experienced by TJSL students during the last several years.
If you plan to graduate after the Fall 2014 semester or begin your program with the Spring 2015 semester, you will receive a budget for one-semester only during the 2014/2015 academic year.
2014/2015 STUDENT COST OF ATTENDANCE
JD Degree Program
(Based on a nine month academic year)
|Flat Rate Calculation||
Fall 2014 and Spring 2015
|Books and Supplies||$1,200||$1,000|
|Living Allowance (1)|
Room and Board
|Miscellaneous (Incl loan fees) (3)||$400/month||$3,600||$3,600|
Total Cost of Attendance
|Mandatory Health Fee (4)||$2,700||$2,700|
|Maximum Student Budget||$70,670||$59,270|
- Students who are living with parents have a Room and Board budget of $5,000 per 9-month academic year. Monthly Utilities include: $50 gas/electric, $50 trash/sewer/water, $100 tv/internet/phone.
- Monthly Transportation covers operation costs ($120), maintenance ($80), insurance ($100) and parking ($80).
- Monthly Miscellaneous budget includes: $150 entertainment, $50 clothing/dry cleaning/laundry. Loan fees are included in this section, and assumes student is awarded Federal Graduate PLUS and Stafford loans. Maximum loan fees authorized in the standard budget are $1800 per academic year ($200/month).
- The cost of attendance listed above will include an allowance for the law school's mandatory health insurance. Your student budget will not be increased if you are are being covered by your parent's plan or you opt-out of the school's insurance.