Cost of Attendance

J.S.D. Program Cost of Attendance

Tuition for first year J.S.D. students during the 2020-21 academic year is estimated at $20,173 for California residents or $35,275 for nonresidents, including the mandatory Student Health Insurance Plan. Details can be found here under “Graduate: Academic”

Once a student advances to candidacy after the first year, the nonresident supplemental tuition fee (if applicable) is waived for two subsequent years.

Total fees for the 3-year program are approximately $60,000 for CA residents or $75,000 for nonresidents.

Information on estimated living expenses can be found here under “Graduate Student Budget 2021-22“. 

The law school provides partial to full tuition waivers to eligible students in the form of the Robbins J.S.D. Fellowship. Students will be invited to apply for a fellowship only after admission.

Please see this page for information on financial aid for U.S. citizens and eligible non-citizens, and for links to potential funding sources for international students.