Tuition and Financial Aid

Tuition Rates For Students in All Programs

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For all programs on the semester system (LLM, Master of Legal Studies, and Master of Science of Legal Administration):
Academic Year 2016-2017: $1,547 per semester credit hour
Academic Year 2017-2018: $1,623 per semester credit hour

For programs on the quarter system (both Graduate Tax LLM and Master of Taxation):
Academic Year 2016-2017: $1,258 per quarter credit hour
Academic Year 2017-2018: $1,320 per quarter credit hour

Domestic students can find more information related to the cost of attendance at Sturm College of Law on this page. Not all fees/expenses are applicable to domestic graduate law program students.

International Students

PLEASE NOTE: This financial information is used for I-20 financial verification only and does not represent the entire cost of the program.

The following are estimated costs for the academic year 2017-2018 for international students in all LLM programs and all Master’s programs (except Graduate Tax programs) enrolled in a minimum of 8 credits per semester:

Tuition: $25,968
Student Fees: $177
Living Expenses: $17,258*
Books/Supplies/Health Insurance: $4,126
Total: $47,529
ATTENTION: this is the total amount that applicants seeking an I-20/DS-2019 must show in available funds.



The following are estimated costs for the academic year 2017-2018 for international Graduate Tax Program students enrolled in a minimum of 8 credit hours per quarter:

Tuition: $31,680
Student Fees: $236
Living Expenses: $17,388*
Books/Supplies/Health Insurance: $4,126
Total: $53,430
ATTENTION: this is the total amount that applicants seeking an I-20/DS-2019 must show in available funds.



*If you plan to bring your family, you will be required to verify additional funds for their living expense. The estimated expenses for each accompanying dependent are: $3,960 per academic year (9 months).

Employer Reimbursed Payment

The Employer Reimbursed Payment option is available to students whose employers require course completion prior to reimbursing the student for tuition and fees charges. This option allows the student to defer the employer reimbursed portion of their tuition and fees until after the conclusion of the academic term.

The Employer Reimbursement Payment Agreement must be completed once per year and whenever a change in an employer’s educational benefit policy or employee’s status occurs. The agreement must be signed by the employer and the student and submitted to the Bursar’s Office by the tuition payment due date.

A deferment fee of $45 will be assessed each academic term in which charges are deferred. Charges not eligible for employer reimbursement must be paid by the payment due date as indicated on the tuition bill. A billing statement will be mailed to the student for the deferred charges approximately three weeks prior to the Employer Reimbursement due date. This statement will include classes taken, grades received, and all billed charges and credits for the term. The deferred amount must be paid by the due date regardless of the status of reimbursement from the employer or grade(s) received for the course(s) taken.

Financial Aid

Admission decisions are made without regard to financial need. Financial aid in the form of loans or scholarships is available to students with demonstrated academic ability and financial need.

Many domestic students qualify for federal low-interest loans to help cover tuition. To apply for federal financial assistance, such as Direct Loans, students should complete their U.S. income taxes as soon as possible after the first of the year and then complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) by June 30. Through these federal programs, U.S. citizens may borrow up to $20,500 per year for graduate study. Additional funds to meet the cost of attendance may be borrowed under the Graduate PLUS loan program. For additional information, visit the FAFSA website, and the DU Office of Financial Aid website. Questions about federal loans should be directed to the Financial Aid Office at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or (303) 871-4020.

Please see the Scholarship Opportunities page for more information regarding departmental awards and external scholarship options.