Tuition, Fees & Financial Aid

Each year the Financial Aid Office determines the cost of attendance (COA) for the academic year*. This COA includes tuition and fees as well as an allowance for room and board, books and supplies, transportation and personal expenses. Financial aid, including the Direct Graduate PLUS Loan, cannot exceed the cost of attendance. Because COA includes allowances for living expenses, it is not indicative of what the student will owe the Student Accounts Office. A complete listing of all charges and fees for the current academic year can be found here.

Applying for Financial Aid

You should apply for financial aid at the same time that you apply for admission, although no financial aid award will be made until after you are admitted. It is extremely important to apply properly and on time for all forms of financial aid. Loan amounts are determined by the Office of Financial Aid using the information you provide in the FAFSA form. For more information, be sure to check out the Applying for Aid page.

Law school is an investment. Consider carefully how your legal education will be financed and what your needs really are while in school. We would be happy to discuss these issues with you as you make your decision about attending law school.

For information regarding financial aid, please contact the Office of Financial Aid at the Law School at (213) 736-1140.


Merit based scholarships are not available for applicants applying to the joint JD/Tax LLM program. Other scholarship programs exist, however, and all applicants are encouraged to conduct their own search for scholarships. Please visit our website for more information about Outside Scholarship Opportunities.