Cost of Attendance, 2012-13

View the Tuition, Fees and Cost of Attendance for 2013–14

(Based on nine month academic year. Figures accurate as of 3/22/13.)

JD Students


Cost of Attendance
Full Time
(12-16 units)
Part Time
(8-11 units)
Tuition $43,814 $31,644
Books & Supplies $1,447 $1,109
Rent $9,247 $9,247
Food $3,421 $3,421
Transportation2 $4,082 $4,082
Personal/Misc. $2,838 $2,838
Student Loan Fees $673 $673
Student Medical Insurance $1,500 $1,500
TOTAL3 $67,022 $54,514

1 Fees:

  • Student Bar Association Fees: Full-time (12-16 units) $50; Part-time (8-11 units) $40
  • Health Center Fee: $94
  • Student Life Pavilion Fee: $70

2 Annual parking fee for one vehicle included in the transportation budget. More information on parking fees
3 Student living with parent must substitute the food and housing combined allowance with $2,302

Other Fees and Per Unit Charges

Item Fee
Application Fee (non-refundable) $50
Per Unit Charge: For single courses, summer session and credits in
excess of 16 for full-time program and fewer than 8 for part-time program.
$1,540 per JD credit
Returned Check Fee $25
Parking Fee (per year/per car) Varies according to permit
Transcript Fee $5
Late Payment/Late Registration Fee $150

All fees are subject to increase. USD Law graduates are entitled to a 50 percent reduction in tuition for auditing courses.

Sample Budgets and Awards

  Type A
JD Full Time Students
Type B
JD Day Students
Type C
JD Part Time Students
Budget:  
Avg. Cost of Education $67,022 $67,022 $54,514
Resources:
Family/Student Contribution Ø $1,000 $3,000
Cost of Education: $67,022 $67,022 $54,514
Family Contribution Ø -1,000 -3,000
Total Financial Need: $67,022 $67,022 $54,514
Financial Aid Award:1  
Merit Scholarship $30,000 Ø $19,000
Federal Unsub. Stafford:2 $20,500 $20,500 $20,500
Federal Perkins Loan Ø $5,000 Ø
USD Tuition Credit Loan Ø Ø Ø
Federal Work Study $4,000 $4,000 Ø
Federal Grad PLUS Loan: $12,522 $37,522 $29,014
Total Aid Award $67,022 $67,022 $54,514

1 The figures listed are for purposes of illustration only.
2 Federal Unsubsidized Stafford academic yearly maximum is $20,500.
This information is accurate as of March 2013.

Contact:

Financial Aid
Warren Hall, Room 203
Phone: (619) 260-4570
Fax: (619) 260-2218

Hours

M, T, Th, F: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
W: 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Closed from Tuesday, December 23 at 3 p.m. through Monday, January 5 at 8:30 a.m.