Southwestern Law School Los Angeles, CA
 

Estimated Cost of Attendance

The chart below is used to determine financial need and is designed to provide students with a modest but realistic standard of living; it reflects the average education-related costs of attending Southwestern. The rent amount for on-campus housing reflects an average of units available but actual costs will range above and below that figure based on the specific unit a student selects. All amounts are estimates and your actual expenses may vary.

Extra costs that students with disabilities may incur while pursuing legal studies are considered when determining financial need. Federal and state programs may provide additional resources.

If your living expenses exceed the average living expenses, you should consider completing the Budget Increase Application. This may allow you to increase your overall budget and change your financial aid eligibility.

The chart below is also available in a printable version (PDF)

 
On Campus - Furnished Apartment
Off Campus - House or Apartment
Off Campus - Commuting from Relative's Home
 

Monthly

Annual

Monthly

Annual

Monthly

Annual

Room and Board

 
 
 
 
 
 
Rent
$1,400
 
$1,550
 
$275
 
Food
$500
 
$500
 
$375
 
Utilities
$100
 
$230
 
$85
 
TOTAL
$2,000
 
$2,280
 
$735
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Books and Supplies

 
 
 
 
 
 
Full-time Day
 
$1250
 
$1250
 
$1250
Evening & PLEAS
 
$800
 
$800
 
$800
SCALE

$1875

$1875
 
$1875
LL.M. Full-time
  $1000   $1000   $1000
 LL.M. Part-time
  $800   $800   $800
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Transportation

 
 
 
 
 
 
Gas & Oil
$120
 
$240
 
$240
 
Car Insurance
$130
 
$130
 
$130
 
TOTAL
$250
 
$370
 
$370
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Personal

 
 
 
 
 
 
Health Insurance*
$1,840.221

$1,840.221
 
$1,840.221
Clothing, Internet, Cellular, Entertainment

$270
 

$350
 

$220
 
TOTAL
$270
 
$350
 
$220
 








EXPENSE TOTAL


$2520

Add Insurance & Books

$3000
Add Insurance & Books

$1325

Add Insurance & Books

To determine your annual estimated Cost of Attendance:

1. Multiply the applicable "Expense Total" by the number of months in the Academic Year.

The academic year for Full Time and Part Time JD Programs is 9 months and does not include summer. The academic year for the SCALE program is 12 months.

2. Add the applicable Health Insurance and Book/Supplies Amount for your program.

3. Add the applicable Tuition Rate for your program.

4. Add the applicable Student Services Fee for your program.

Student Services Fee for Fall/Spring = $200
Student Services Fee for SCALE I and II = $250
Student Services Fee for Summer = $50


 

Note1: The amount listed is for Full-Time and Part-Time JD Students. All first-year SCALE students are charged $2,077.18.