Financial Aid

College of Law

Willamette University College of Law remains one of the greatest values in private legal education in the Pacific Northwest. The college is able to set a reasonable tuition policy that also protects the quality of the educational experience. In addition to being located in one of the more affordable small cities in the West, the school’s strong financial aid program helps make Willamette a wise choice for many students.

Estimated Expenses* for the 2015-2016 Academic Year

Full-Time JD

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Full-Time JD

Full-Time JD
(10-16 Credit Hours)
Fall Semester Spring Semester Full Academic Year
Tuition $19,475 $19,475 $38,950
Student Body Fee $90 $90 $180
Student Bar Prep Fee $350 $350 $700
Books and Supplies $790 $790 $1,580
Living Expenses $7,898 $7,898 $15,796
Health Insurance (Domestic) $825 $1,080 $1,905
Health Insurance (International) $609 $797 $1,406
Total (Domestic) $29,428 $29,683 $59,111
Total (International) $29,212 $29,400 $58,612

(Each credit over 16): *$1,498

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Part-Time JD

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Part-Time JD

Part-Time JD
(9 Credit Hours)
Fall Semester Spring Semester Full Academic Year
Tuition $13,482 $13,482 $26,964
Student Body Fee $90 $90 $180
Student Bar Prep Fee $350 $350 $700
Books and Supplies $790 $790 $1,580
Living Expenses $7,898 $7,898 $15,796
Health Insurance (Domestic) $825 $1,080 $1,905
Health Insurance (International) $609 $797 $1,406
Total (Domestic) $23,435 $23,690 $47,125
Total (International) $23,219 $23,407 $46,626

(Each credit over 16): *$1,498

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Full-Time LL.M. or MLS

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Full-Time LL.M. or MLS

Full-Time LL.M. or MLS
(10-16 Credit Hours)
Fall Semester Spring Semester Full Academic Year
Tuition $19,475 $19,475 $38,950
Student Body Fee $90 $90 $180
Books and Supplies $790 $790 $1,580
Living Expenses $7,898 $7,898 $15,796
Health Insurance (Domestic) $825 $1,080 $1,905
Health Insurance (International) $609 $797 $1,406
Total (Domestic) $29,078 $29,333 $58,411
Total (International) $28,862 $29,050 $57,912

(Each credit over 16): *$1,498
No Bar Prep Fee

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Part-Time LL.M. or MLS

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Part-Time LL.M. or MLS

Part-Time LL.M. or MLS
(9 Credit Hours)
Fall Semester Spring Semester Full Academic Year
Tuition $13,482 $13,482 $26,964
Student Body Fee $90 $90 $180
Books and Supplies $790 $790 $1,580
Living Expenses $7,898 $7,898 $15,796
Health Insurance (Domestic) $825 $1,080 $1,905
Health Insurance (International) $609 $797 $1,406
Total (Domestic) $23,085 $23,340 $46,425
Total (International) $22,869 $23,057 $45,926

(Each credit over 16): *$1,498
No Bar Prep Fee

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Part-Time

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Part-Time

Part-Time
(5-9 Credit Hours)
Credits Cost Per Semester
1 credit *$1,498
2 credits *$2,996
3 credits *$4,494
4 credits *$5,992
5 credits *$7,490
6 credits *$8,988
7 credits *$10,486
8 credits *$11,984
9 credits *$13,482
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Important Notes about Estimated Expenses:

  • These charges are subject to change with each academic year.
  • Bar preparation fee paid for by JD full-time and part-time students only.
  • Estimated living expenses include transportation, room and board during the nine-month academic year, based on the needs of a law student with no spouse, partner or dependents.
  • The Willamette University sponsored student health insurance is provided by Aetna. Fees reflected are for the student only. Full benefit information, including information regarding waiving student health insurance and adding of a spouse and/or child(ren), is available at www.willamette.edu/dept/health/insurance/index.html.

Scholarships and Aid

The fiscal stability of Willamette University and strategic partnerships enable the College of Law to offer strong financial aid options to its students. Merit-based financial aid is awarded by the College of Law in the form of scholarships.  The Coverdell Fellowship, a partnership between Willamette University College of Law and the Peace Corps, provides graduate school scholarships to returned Peace Corps volunteers who complete a degree-related internship in an underserved American community while they pursue their studies.

The Office of Financial Aid of Willamette University awards need-based aid in the form of loans and work-study monies. For more information, visit the Financial Aid Office’s Web site at www.willamette.edu/dept/finaid/graduate.