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Tuition and Fees for Law Students

The tuition and fees outlined in each schedule outlines the actual charges that a student will incur from the institution in a given academic term. Specific tuition charges and fees are detailed in each section for the current and upcoming academic years.

The 2018-2019 tuition and fee rates are in effect from Aug. 1, 2018 until July 31, 2019.

J.D. and M.Jur. Law Tuition Rates — 2018-2019
J.D. and M.Jur. Law Tuition (1-7 hours or >17 hours) $1,270 per hour
J.D. and M.Jur. Law Tuition (8-11 hours) $12,150 per semester
J.D. and M.Jur. Law Tuition (12-17 hours) $18,275 per semester
LL.M. Law Tuition Rates — 2018-2019
LL.M. Law Tuition (1-7 hours or >17 hours) $1,285 per hour
LL.M. Law Tuition (8-11 hours) $12,410 per semester
LL.M. Law Tuition (12-17 hours) $18,660 per semester
Required Fees — 2018-2019
Student Activity Fee* (law, graduate, Ph.D. students, >8 hours) $330 per semester
Student Activity Fee* (law, graduate, Ph.D. students, <9 hours) $170 per semester
Summer Student Activity Fee* (law, graduate, Ph.D. students, >2 hours) $165
Summer Student Activity Fee* (law, graduate, Ph.D. students, <3 hours) $82
Information Services Fee** (law, graduate, Ph.D. students, >8 hours) $100 per semester
Information Services Fee** (law, graduate, Ph.D. students, <9 hours) $50 per semester
Summer Information Services Fee** (law, graduate, Ph.D. students, >2 hours) $50
Summer Information Services Fee** (law, graduate, Ph.D. students, <3 hours) $25
Bookstore Account Charge – optional*** (>8 hours) $800 per semester
Bookstore Account Charge – optional*** (<9 hours) $400 per semester

*Student Activity Fee partially supports a wide variety of professional services and organizations available to all St. Mary’s students. These include: Student Health Center, Student Psychological and Testing Services, Career Services, the Dean of Students and Student Life, Campus Recreation and the following student organizations: Student Government Association, Student Bar Association, The Rattler student newspaper, and the University Programming Council. Students receive free admission to athletic events (other than conference playoffs) and most concerts, lectures and drama productions.

**The Information Services fee supports a wide variety of services provided to all St. Mary’s students. These services include but are not limited to bandwidth, wifi, infrastructure upgrades, student printing, information security systems, library databases, research journals, Canvas system components and classroom technology upgrades. The fee applies to all students regardless of instructional method (on campus or off campus). Full details can be found on Gateway.

***Bookstore charge accounts are per-semester lines of credit that can be used to purchase books and supplies at the Barnes & Noble Bookstore at St. Mary’s. A bookstore account is optional and can be waived.

Student Deposits

J.D. Tuition Deposit

Previous Tuition Information

  • 2017-2018 Tuition and Fees

    J.D. and M.Jur. Law Tuition Rates — 2017-2018
    J.D. and M.Jur. Law Tuition (1-7 hours or >17 hours) $1,235 per hour
    J.D. and M.Jur. Law Tuition (8-11 hours) $11,820 per semester
    J.D. and M.Jur. Law Tuition (12-17 hours) $17,775 per semester
    LL.M. Law Tuition Rates — 2017-2018
    LL.M. Law Tuition (1-7 hours or >17 hours) $1,250 per hour
    LL.M. Law Tuition (8-11 hours) $12,075 per semester
    LL.M. Law Tuition (12-17 hours) $18,155 per semester
    Required Fees — 2017-2018
    Student Activity Fee* (>9 hours) $320 per semester
    Student Activity Fee* (1-9 hours) $165 per semester
    Summer Student Activity Fee* (law, graduate, Ph.D., >2 hours) $160
    Summer Student Activity Fee* (law, graduate, Ph.D., <3 hours) $80
    Bookstore Account Charge – optional** (>8 hours) $800 per semester
    Bookstore Account Charge – optional** (<9 hours) $400 per semester

    *Student Activity Fee partially supports a wide variety of professional services and organizations available to all St. Mary’s students. These include: Student Health Center, Student Psychological and Testing Services, Career Services, the Dean of Students and Student Life, Campus Recreation and the following student organizations: Student Government Association, Student Bar Association, The Rattler student newspaper, and the University Programming Council. Students receive free admission to athletic events (other than conference playoffs) and most concerts, lectures and drama productions.

    **Bookstore charge accounts are per-semester lines of credit that can be used to purchase books and supplies at the Barnes & Noble Bookstore at St. Mary’s. A bookstore account is optional and can be waived.

    • 2016-2017 Tuition and Fees

      2016-2017 Tuition and Fees

      J.D. and M.Jur. Law Tuition Rates — 2016-2017
      J.D. and M.Jur. Law Tuition (1-7 hours or >17 hours) $1,200 per hour
      J.D. and M.Jur. Law Tuition (8-11 hours) $11,500 per semester
      J.D. and M.Jur. Law Tuition (12-17 hours) $17,290 per semester
      LL.M. Law Tuition Rates — 2016-2017
      LL.M. Law Tuition (1-7 hours or >17 hours) $1,250 per hour
      LL.M. Law Tuition (8-11 hours) $12,075 per semester
      LL.M. Law Tuition (12-17 hours) $18,155 per semester
      Required Fees — 2016-2017
      Student Activity Fee* (law full-time) $310 per semester
      Student Activity Fee* (law part-time) $155 per semester
      Summer 2017 Student Activity Fee* (1-3 hours) $77.50
      Summer 2017 Student Activity Fee* (>3 hours) $155
      Bookstore Account Charge – optional** (>8 hours) $800 per semester
      Bookstore Account Charge – optional** (<9 hours) $400 per semester

      *Student Activity Fee partially supports a wide variety of professional services and organizations available to all St. Mary’s students. These include: Student Health Center, Student Psychological and Testing Services, Career Services, the Dean of Students and Student Life, Campus Recreation and the following student organizations: Student Government Association, Student Bar Association, The Rattler student newspaper, and the University Programming Council. Students receive free admission to athletic events (other than conference playoffs) and most concerts, lectures and drama productions.

      **Bookstore charge accounts are per-semester lines of credit that can be used to purchase books and supplies at the Barnes & Noble Bookstore at St. Mary’s. A bookstore account is optional and can be waived.


    • 2015-2016 Tuition and Fees

      J.D. and M.Jur. Law Tuition — 2015-2016
      J.D. and M.Jur. Law Tuition (1-7 hours or >17 hours) $1,120 per hour
      J.D. and M.Jur. Law Tuition (8-11 hours) $10,000 per semester
      J.D. and M.Jur. Law Tuition (12-17 hours) $16,950 per semester
      LL.M. Law Tuition — 2015-2016
      LL.M. Law Tuition (1-7 hours or >17 hours) $1,176 per hour
      LL.M. Law Tuition (8-11 hours) $10,500 per semester
      LL.M. Law Tuition (12-17 hours) $17,800 per semester
      Other Fees — 2015-2016
      Matriculation Fee (1st year law students) $15 1st semester


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