Cost of Attendance

Thomas Jefferson is committed to helping you attain a legal education. We are proud that our institution is able to offer more affordable tuition than most other law schools in the nation.

The Cost of Attendance represents the amount believed adequate to cover the tuition, fees, books and living expenses of most students for the academic year. This figure also represents the maximum total financial aid a law student can expect to receive per year.

Because Thomas Jefferson School of Law is a private institution, students pay the same tuition rate regardless of their state residency. In addition, rates for tuition and fees are set annually and are subject to change.

Your actual expenses may differ from those listed here. In some cases, you may have lower expenses in one category to compensate for higher expenses in another area. We are limited in our ability to approve budget increases. You can request a budget increase for certain expenses such as child care costs, disability related expenses, etc. It will not be possible to obtain a budget increase to cover such expenses as credit card and other consumer payments.

Tuition and/or fees are subject to change.

Tuition for the JD Program is $1100/unit for the 2020/2021 academic year. The program requires 80 units to complete. Institutional scholarships are not available.

Tuition - $1340 per unit for the 2020/2021 academic year. The program requires 24 units to complete. Limited institutional scholarships are available.

Tuition for the online Graduate Program is $1620/unit for the 2020/2021 academic year. The online Master’s of Science of Law (MSL) for those without a JD requires 30 units to complete, while the online Master's of Law (LLM) for those with a JD or equivalent requires 24 units. Scholarships may be available.

Tuition for the online JSD Program is $1620/unit for the 2020/2021 academic year. The online Doctorate degree requires 60 units to complete; however, most students may transfer units from their LLM program, which significantly reduces the total program cost.

In certain circumstances, students may be able to increase the standard budget. Click here for more information. To request a budget increase, please use this form.

Students currently enrolled who matriculated in the Law School's ABA program may find all applicable Cost of Attendance information on the Docket.