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Fall 2023-Spring 2024 Law Center Budget/Cost of Attendance

Subject to Change
Tentative as of 7/2023
Full Time LLM - 24 hours

Expenses Resident Non Resident
Tuition & Fees (24 hours) $32,744.88 $44,504.88
Books$2,900.00 $2,900.00
Living Expenses-off campus $22,006.00 $22,006.00
TOTAL COST OF ATTENDANCE $57,650.88 $69,410.88

Tuition and fees are estimates and are subject to change.

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For tuition purposes, Texas residency and U.S. residency are not the same. Go to  for more information.

Admitted students who require documentation (I-20) for an F-1 student visa will be asked to provide financial backing documentation to show financial support for tuition, fees, living expenses, housing, books and health insurance.

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Tuition and fee costs vary depending on the number of credit hours taken per semester of enrollment. Students are billed based on the number of credit hours taken each semester of enrollment. A tuition calculator is available to estimate those costs. Graduate Tuition Calculator


A limited number of merit scholarships are available to each entering class. All admitted students are automatically considered for a merit scholarship and no separate application is required. Scholarship amounts vary in amount and number. Scholarships are for one academic year, only, and are not renewable. If you are an out of state resident and receive a merit scholarship, you will receive an in-state tuition waiver.
The following factors are considered when awarding merit scholarships:

Applicant's law school academic record
If applicable, applicant's TOEFL or IELTS score
Applicant's recommendation letters
Applicant's personal statement
Other relevant qualifications

Scholarships are paid in two equal installments, one each for the fall and the spring semester. No payment is made for summer enrollment. The scholarship is applied to the student's university financial account.

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