Tuition for the 2016-2017 academic year is $47,190 for full-time students and approximately $33,000 for part-time students, based on an average of 10 credits per semester at $1,650 per credit.  Students incur additional expenses for off-campus housing, food, transportation and books.

When you're compiling your law school budget, it's not just the tuition you need to consider. Have you thought about your cost of living and rent? Your books and supplies? Your academic and loan fees?

We have. We call it the "cost of attendance" -- how much, all factors included, your education will cost you for each nine-month academic year at Quinnipiac University School of Law. We've also designed one for our summer session.

The cost of attendance estimated budgets also represent the maximum financial aid you may receive for that academic period, including scholarships and loans.

The "off-campus budget" is designed for students who are or will be the one to pay the rent, mortgage or other living expenses in an off-campus property.

The "parents home budget" is designed for students whose parents or other family members are primarily responsible for the household's living expenses.

School Year

2016-2017 Academic Year

Off-Campus Budget (Full Time):

Tuition: $47,190
Fees: $895
Books: $1,200
Living allowance: $15,136
Transportation $3,322
Loan fees: $208
Total budget: $67,951


Off-Campus Budget (Part Time):

Tuition: $33,000
Fees: $895
Books: $1,000
Living allowance: $15,136
Transportation $3,322
Loan fees: $208
Total budget: $53,561


Parent's Home Budget (Full Time):

Tuition: $47,190
Fees: $895
Books: $1,200
Living allowance: $10,144
Transportation $2,227
Loan fees: $208
Total budget: $61,864


Parent's Home Budget (Part Time):

Tuition: $33,000
Fees: $895
Books: $1,000
Living allowance: $10,144
Transportation $2,227
Loan fees: $208
Total budget: $47,474


These costs reflect 2016 charges. The full-time budget is based on a flat rate for 12-15 credits per semester ($23,595 per semester). The part-time budget is based on an average of 10 credits per semester at $1,650 per credit hour ($16,500 per semester). Tuition and fees are subject to change.


Cost of Attendance: typically refers to the costs associated with attending law school, including not only tuition, but also the cost of rent, food, transportation, books and supplies, personal and miscellaneous items, as well as student and loan fees. It represents expenditures for a nine-month academic year at Quinnipiac University School of Law. It also represents the maximum financial aid, including scholarships and loans you may receive for that academic period. The 2016-2017 budget fairly represents average costs for our students. Your overall individual costs will vary depending upon the number of textbooks purchased, housing choice, number of roommates, proximity to campus, etc.

Tuition: The annual tuition charge for full-time students enrolled between 12-15 credits per semester is $47,190 ($23,595 per semester). Students enrolled for 11 credits or less will be charged $1,650 per credit hour. Students who enroll for more than 15 credits in a semester will be charged $23,595 plus $1,650 for each credit over 15 credits.

Fees/Additional Costs: Students are charged $40 per credit for student fees, not to exceed $360 per semester. A student bar fee of $175 is payable once each year during the first semester.  The student health insurance premium is payable once each year in the fall semester and is not automatically included in the cost of attendance, as you may choose to waive it.  If requested, this cost may be added to your cost of attendance budget for additional loan consideration. Full-time students also pay $50 for student accident insurance once each year in the fall semester.

Books and Supplies (computers): A standard allowance of $1,200 is provided for the annual expense of your books and supplies. In addition, to use educational loan funding to help offset the expense of a computer purchase,you may receive a one-time increase to your cost of attendance during your law school academic career to cover the cost of purchasing a computer. The maximum allowance is $1,500. The purchase of a computer must occur within the 2016-2017 academic year, August-May and you must present the receipt documenting the cost. For first-year students, we will honor purchases made up to four weeks before the start of classes.

Living Allowance: The living expense portion of the budget (rent, meals, utilities, personal, and miscellaneous) for a student living in off-campus housing is $15,136 and $10,144 for a student residing with their parent(s). This amount is based on data from the Consumer Expenditure Survey for the Northeast and reflects increases in the Consumer Price Index as calculated by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The moderate nine-month budget for both living situations does not include your living expenses for the summer or other debt. Rents in this area have increased in recent years so living with a roommate can help to curtail expenses. Our academic year budget reflects the expectation that you will have at least one roommate.

Transportation: This amount is based on data from the Consumer Expenditure Survey for the Northeast and reflects increases in the Consumer Price Index as calculated by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The transportation allowance does not take into consideration expenses related to owning a car or relocating to Connecticut.

Loan Fees: Based on a 1.073% origination fee charged on the average law school total borrowed through the Federal Stafford Loan Program last award period.

Summer

Off-Campus Budget:

Tuition and fees: $9,900
Books and supplies: $300
Living allowance: $3,364
Transportation $738
Loan fees: $115
Total budget: $14,417


Parent's Home Budget:

Tuition and fees: $9,900
Books and supplies: $300
Living allowance: $2,255
Transportation $495
Loan fees: $115
Total budget: $13,065

The summer 2016 budget is based on 6 credits at $1,650 per credit hour.

Tuition and fees are subject to change.

Additional information and summer application procedures.

Health Law LLM

Tuition for the Health Law LLM program for the 2016-2017 academic year is $39,600 for full-time students and $19,800 for part-time students. These figures are based on an assumption of 24 credits full-time (12 credits per semester) and 12 credits part-time (6 credits per semester) at $1,650 per credit. Students are charged $40 per credit for student fees, not to exceed $360 per semester.  Students incur additional expenses for off-campus housing, food, transportation and books. Tuition and fees are subject to change.

Helping You Manage the Costs of Your Education

  • Scholarships and Awards: Quinnipiac University School of Law provides a number of scholarships and awards to assist you with educational costs.
  • Loan Programs: You can apply for low cost federal loans as well as private educational funding.
  • Federal Work-Study Program: Federal work-study is available to eligible students during summer months.
  • The Interest-Free Payment Plan allows you to make monthly payments from your checking or savings account. A non-refundable enrollment fee of $75.00 is charged. Enroll in the payment plan online. (The plan is not available to students during the summer term.)
  • Employee Education Benefits are provided by many companies in the form of tuition reimbursement. Check with your employer about any education benefits that may be available to you.
  • Veterans Benefits: The United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) provides education benefits for eligible veterans. Many veterans and active duty personnel may qualify for an education benefit program. 
  • Outside Scholarships and Grants can be awarded to students by organizations other than the University. Corporations, foundations, state, national and professional associations, civic organizations, and clubs have their own application and selection criteria for awarding private funds. The School of Law encourages you to research and apply for outside scholarships that are applicable. To assist you, we recommend the free scholarship web resources such as www.fastweb.monster.com or www.saltmoney.org/scholarshipsearch. You, however, are responsible for all application, renewal, and disbursement paperwork.