Tuition, Expenses, and Financial Aid

Estimated Expenses For Academic Year 2014—2015

Tuition $49,500 USD
Fees $3,657 USD
Room and Board $12,058 USD
Books and Supplies $1,800 USD
Other Expenses $2,725 USD
Total Cost of Attendance $69,740 USD

Please note that tuition, fees, and expenses are subject to increase without notice.

Incoming LLM Research Assistantship (RA) Opportunities

For academic year 2014-2015, students admitted to the LLM program can compete for one of up to five different RA opportunities with a 9 month appointment. To be considered, students must submit an application essay highlighting their qualifications, research experience and stating how this assistantship opportunity will enhance their LLM experience.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Admitted to the 2014-2015 LLM program
  • Minimum TOEFL score of 95 ibt
  • Demonstrated knowledge of research area

Available Research Areas (subject to confirmation with relevant faculty):

  • Law, Behavior and Social Science (including Law & Economics and Empirical Methods)
  • Comparative Intellectual Property Law (including data collection)
  • Environmental Law
  • Business Law
  • Criminal Law

Students selected will work with a College of Law faculty member, receive a partial tuition and fee waiver and receive a monthly stipend. Please note, tuition waivers and monthly stipends may be taxable.

Being selected for a research assistantship (RA) does not disqualify the applicant from receiving merit based scholarships from the College of Law.

This program is supported in part by the Aggarwal Foundation Fund, the European Alumni Scholarship Fund, and the Raymond Geraldson International Legal Studies Fund.

Financial Aid and Scholarships

The College of Law offers limited financial assistance to outstanding students. Students are further encouraged to seek funding from their home countries.

Admissions decisions are made separately from decisions regarding financial aid. An offer of admission does not guarantee that a student will receive financial aid. College of Law scholarships will not cover all of your expenses. All admitted candidates must be prepared to demonstrate that they can fully support themselves during the period of their studies in order to obtain a visa for entry into the United States. The University's Office of International Admissions will not process your application until the Declaration of Finances form and supporting documents have been received.

Applicants should not rely on outside employment for themselves or their spouse as a means of financing their studies since current U.S. immigration laws severely restrict the ability of foreign nationals to accept employment in the United States while studying.

2014-15 Scholarship Awards

  • College of Law International Scholarships – Awarded to a high academic achiever, an applicant with an exceptional employment record or a combination of outstanding credentials.
  • College of Law/Japan Ministry of Justice Scholarship – Awarded to an outstanding young prosecutor selected by Japan's Ministry of Justice and the College of Law.