Tuition & Expenses

Penn State's Board of Trustees meets every summer to establish tuition rates and mandatory fees for the upcoming academic year. On July 22, 2017, the Board released the J.D. and LL.M. tuition rates for the 2017-18 academic year. Additionally, our Office of Admissions and Financial Aid provides estimated costs of non-tuition related expenses to assist students with budgeting.

J.D. Tuition

2017-2018 Academic Year

Direct Expenses:
    Tuition $48,000
    Fees $686
Other Estimated Expenses:
    Books & Supplies $2,042
    Housing $7,260
    Food $3,676
    Other Miscellaneous Expenses * $6,422
   Transportation $1,838
Total Estimated Costs $69,916

 

* The miscellaneous expenses amount includes allowances for clothing, laundry, medical expenses, recreation, and personal care.

Please be aware that scholarships and grants are available to help defray the cost of tuition.

Billing Schedule

Student Account Statements are prepared on a monthly basis. Billing begins in early August for fall semester and early December for spring semester, with a due date on the 22nd of the month. To avoid a 1.5 percent late fee charge, statements must be paid by the due date. More information about tuition due dates may be found here.

Tuition Refund Policy

Students who withdraw from classes after the start of the term are subject to the tuition refund policy found online.

LL.M. Tuition

2017-2018 Academic Year

Penn State's Board of Trustees meets every summer to establish tuition rates and mandatory fees for the upcoming academic year. On July 22, 2017, the Board released the J.D. and LL.M. tuition rates for the 2017-18 academic year. Additionally, our Office of Admissions and Financial Aid provides estimated costs of non-tuition related expenses to assist students with budgeting. 

Direct Expenses:
    Tuition $48,000
    Fees $678
    Health Insurance * $3,418
Other Estimated Expenses:
    Books & Supplies $2,042
    Housing $7,260
    Food $3,676
    Other Miscellaneous Expenses ** $6,422
    Transportation $1,838
Total Estimated Costs $73,334

 

* Health insurance is mandatory at Penn State for international students and their accompanying dependents (spouse and/or children). For full information on requirements, please review the University Health Services website.

** The miscellaneous expenses amount includes allowances for clothing, laundry, medical expenses, recreation, and personal care.