Search thousands of topics on CostHelper.com

BROWSE ALL TOPICS >> babies & children  cars  consumer electronics health & personal care home & garden personal finance  pets  schools small business sports weddings
CostHelper > Schools & Job Training  > Law School

Law School Cost


How Much Does Law School Cost?

 
average costPublic Law Schools: $4,711-$35,502 per yearhigh costPrivate Law Schools: $8,700-$41,200 per year
post Post    

Entrance into law school requires a bachelor's degree, a high Law School Admissions Test score, and a plan to pay tuition for the three years. Tuition rates vary between whether the school is a public or private institution and if the student is local or from out of state. Because tuition fees are subject to change at any time, the most up-to-date figures can always be found on an individual school's website. When budgeting for law school plan for tuition to increase annually by at least $1,000, according to George Washington University Law School.

Typical costs:

  • Full-time tuition at public law schools[1] ran $4,711-$35,502 per year for in-state students during 2006-2007 and $15,570.
  • Private law schools charged $8,700-$41,200 in tuition during 2006-2007, bringing the three-year price tag somewhere around $25,000-$124,000. Brigham Young University was ranked the least expensive private law school by US News.com at $8,700 per year. Howard University wass second least-expensive at $18,870 a year. Columbia University was pegged as the most expensive, at ,024[2] .
Related articles: Medical School

Additional costs:
  • Room and board during 2006-2007 ran from $5,000 - $20,000, depending on the city, according to USNews.com. The most expensive campus housing was found in New York, North Carolina, California, New Jersey and Illinois. Most school websites like the Seton Hall University School of Law offer budgets for annual living expenses that include books, health insurance, rent, food and transportation.
  • Books can cost $1,000-$2,250 per year.
  • Health Insurance varies by school and is available for students at $800-$1,900 annually.
  • Tuition insurance is available through many schools, and is important if students need to withdraw for medical reasons.
Discounts:
  • Financial aid is available for qualified students. Check the school website for up-to-date information.
Shopping for law school:
  • An online list of US law schools[3] is maintained by HG.org.
  • The American Bar Association offers an online list of approved law schools[4] both alphabetically and separated by private and public.
post Post    
CostHelper News


7 Ways to Stretch Your Reduced Food Budget
End of the year budgets are tight for everyone, especially in this economy.It's especially hard for the millions of Americans who depend on government programs like food stamps to help make ends meet. || Posted November 11 2013


Fix-it Favorites: Duct Tape and WD-40
My mother taught me that all home fixit-projects can be accomplished with either duct tape or WD-40. If something shouldn't move and it does, use duct tape. If something should move and it doesn't, use WD-40. || Posted September 30 2013

‣ All CostHelper Blog Posts


What People Are Paying - Recent Comments


 

Comment On Your Experience With Law School
 
Subject:  *
Amount Spent:  * per year
School:   
Comments: 
Purchased:  Year: 
City:  * State:  *
 
Information about you:
Email:  * Email addresses are not displayed.
Name:  This is the name we'll display with your post.
me on this computer
*=required field.
 



External Resources:
  1.  grad-schools.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-graduate-schools
  2.  web.law.columbia.edu/admissions/jd/apply/financial-aid
  3.  www.hg.org/lawschools.html
  4.  www.americanbar.org/groups/legal_education/resources/aba_approved_law_schools/in_a...
More Schools & Job Training Topics
Check Out All Costs for Schools & Job Training How Much Does Becoming a Photographer Cost? How Much Does Veterinary School Cost? How Much Does Kindergarten Cost?

Search Thousands of Topics on CostHelper.com

 
Today's Featured Cost Articles

About CostHelper
CostHelper is based in Silicon Valley and provides consumers with unbiased price information about thousands of goods and services. Our writers are experienced journalists who adhere to our strict editorial ethics policy.

CostHelper Community
Front and rear brake pads and brake fluid exchange
Paid: 499.24
A coupon for Kurt's Automotive came up so I went to his shop to get a second opinion from what the dealership told me for a free brake job inspection... [more]
-Heidi L.
Brakes Cost
Eye exam(pressure, muscle, peripheral), refraction, retinal exam, contact lens evaulation
Paid: 342.00
Using dad's insurance blue cross blue shield and mom's culinary... [more]
-Evelyn
Eye Exam Cost
12 shingles replaced
Paid: 200.00
Replaced 12 Shingles in 4 separate locations on roof. Left remaining 14 shingles w/me for future use. Only 40 minutes actual labor but I think he did a good job... [more]
-W. Hill
Roof Repair Cost
Eye glasses
Paid: 275.00
675 before insurance 275 after... [more]
-Bobby Sammy
Eyeglasses Cost
What we pay
Paid: 2400.00
Quarterly bookkeeping revisions plus 1099 for 3 employees and advising... [more]
-Felipe01
Business Tax Preparation Cost
Brake fluid exchange, front & rear brake pads and resurface rotors
Paid: 634.85
This is the estimate they gave me. Breakdown is brake fluid exchange would be 134.95 (too much it seems). front brake pads and resurface rotors $249.95 and same amount for the rear... [more]
-Heidi L.
Brakes Cost