Cost of Attendance

Estimated Attendance Cost

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.

2024-2025 Cost of Attendance
Southwestern Law School (Off-Campus)

Juris Doctor Full-Time Part-Time SCALE
Tuition $60,728 $40,502 $85,312
Housing (including utilities) $18,180 $18,180 $24,240
Food $4,770 $4,770 $6,360
Books & Supplies $1,800 $1,000 $2,800
Personal & Misc. $3,600 $3,600 $4,800
Transportation $3,960 $3,960 $5,280
Health Insurance Premium $4,250 $4,250 $4,550
Loan Fees + Student Tuition Recovery Fee $2,450 $1,500 $3,113
Estimated Total Cost $99,738 $77,762 $136,455