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Washington College of Law Cost Guides

The costs below are estimates based on current economic conditions. An increase of approximately 5-7% for each succeeding academic year should be anticipated.

This cost guide is created for the purposes of acquiring a visa. 

ACADEMIC YEAR 2021-2022 (Based on 12 months)
Fall & Spring Semester: August 2021 - May 2022
Summer Semester: May 2022 - August 2022


In order to satisfy F-1 visa requirements, students must be registered for a minimum of 8 credit each semester. Other visa statuses may have other requirements.

Type Cost: 2 Semesters Cost: 1 Summer
 

Tuition* ($2,141/credit, 8 credit/semester)

$34,256

 

Mandatory Fees

$512

 

Room ($1,657 per month)

$14,914

$4,971

Board ($405 per month)

$3,644

$1,215

Books

$1,800

 

Health Insurance**

$1,952

 

Transportation

$1,400

$467

Personal

$2,386

$795

TOTAL

 $68,312

ACADEMIC YEAR 2021-2022 (Based on 4 months)
Fall Semester: August 2021 - December 2021 or
Spring Semester: January 2022 - May 2022

Type Costs
 

Tuition* (Full-Time Student)

$28,909

Mandatory Fees

$440

Room (est. $1,657 per month)

$7,457

Board (est. $405 per month)

$1,823

Books

$900

Health Insurance**

$814

Transportation

$700

Personal 

$1,193

TOTAL

$42,236

ACADEMIC YEAR 2021-2022 
May 31 - June 23, 2021

Type Costs
 

Tuition* ($2,141/ credit x 6)

$12,864

Mandatory Fees

$57

Housing (Room)

$1,644

Board (Food)

$405

Books/Supplies

$400

Health Insurance**

$488

Transportation

$156

Personal 

$265

TOTAL

$16,274

ACADEMIC YEAR 2021-2022 (1 Semester & 1 Summer)
Summer & Fall: May 2021 - December 2021
Spring & Summer: January 2022 - June 2022


In order to satisfy F-1 or J-1 visa requirements, students must be registered for a minimum of 6 credit hours per summer term and 8 credits for Fall or Spring. Other visa statuses may have other requirements.

Type Costs: Fall or Spring Costs: Summer
 

Tuition* 

$17,128

$12,846

Mandatory Fees

$256

$57

Room 

$7,457

$1,657

Board 

$1,822

$405

Books/Supplies

$600

$400

Health Insurance**

$814

$488

Transportation

$700

$156

Personal

$1,193

$265

TOTAL

 $46,244

ACADEMIC YEAR 2021-2022 (Based on 12 months)
Fall & Spring Semester: August 2021 - May 2022
Summer Semester: May 2022 - August 2022


In order to satisfy F-1 visa requirements, students must be registered for a minimum of 8 credit each semester. Other visa statuses may have other requirements.

Type Costs: 2 Semesters Costs: 1 Summer
 

Tuition* ($2,141 per credit, 8 credits/semester)

$34,256

 

Mandatory Fees

$512

 

Room ($1,657 per month)

$14,914

$4,971

Board ($405 per month)

$3,644

$1,215

Books

$1,800

 

Health Insurance**

$1,952

 

Transportation

$1,400

$467

Personal

$2,386

$795

TOTAL

 $68,312

ACADEMIC YEAR 2021-2022 (Based on 9 months)
Fall & Spring Semester: August 2021 - May 2022

Type Costs
 

Tuition* (12 credits/semester)

$57,818

Mandatory Fees

$880

Room (est. $1,657 per month)

$14,913

Board (est. $405 per month)

$3,645

Books/Supplies

$1,800

Health Insurance**

$1,952

Transportation

$1,400

Personal 

$2,386

TOTAL

$84,794

Note: If you plan to live in Washington, DC for the 3 summer months, please aniticipate the following additional costs

  • No classes
    Housing: $4,971
    Board/food: $1,215
    Transportation: $467
    Personal: $795
    Total: $7,448
  • If taking classes:
    Tuition (6 cr.): $12,846
    Housing: $4,971
    Board/food: $1,215
    Transportation: $467
    Personal: $795
    Books/Supplies: $600
    Total:$20,894

ACADEMIC YEAR 2021-2022 (Based on 9 months)
Fall & Spring Semester: August 2021 - May 2022

Note:
First year SJD students take 9 credits per each semester. 
Second year SJD students take 2 credits per each semester.
Third & Fourth year SJD students take 1 credit per each semester.

Type Costs
 

Tuition* ($2,141 per credit, 9 credits/semester)

$38,538

Mandatory Fees

$512

Room (est. $1,657 per month)

$14,914

Board (est. $405 per month)

$3,644

Books/Supplies

$1,200

Health Insurance**

$1,952

Transportation

$1,400

Personal 

$2,386

TOTAL

$64,546

Tuition and Fees

*This cost guide is created for the purposes of acquiring a visa. Tuition is charged per semester, per credit hour.

For the LLM/ILSP Certificate Program, the LLM-MBA Program, and the LLM Program, the following tuition charges are applicable for the academic year 2021-2022:
• Students taking 12-17 credit hours per semester: $28,909 flat rate
• Students taking 1-11 credit hours per semester: $2,141 per credit

View a breakdown of the full LLM costs

** Health insurance fees reflect 2020-2021 costs. 2021-2022 fees were not available at time of udpate. Please refer to the Student Health Center web site for current costs.