Tuition and Financial Aid
MLS and LL.M. Tuition
Tuition for the Master of Legal Studies (MLS) and the Master of Laws (LL.M.) programs for the 2017–2018 academic year is $2,287 USD per credit.1 There are 24 credits required to complete each program, and total tuition cost for each degree is $54,888 USD. This total tuition cost is not due up front. Tuition payments are broken down by term. Students are only responsible for paying for the courses in which they are enrolled for the term.
Dual LL.M. Tuition
For the dual LL.M. program, the Washington University School of Law tuition for the 2017–2018 academic year is $2,287 per credit.1 There are 20 credits required from Washington University to complete this degree. The 2017–2018 academic year tuition for the School of Government and Public Transformation at Tecnológico de Monterrey is $1,300 USD per credit. There are 15 credits required from Tecnológico de Monterrey to complete the dual-degree program. Total tuition cost for the 35-credit dual LL.M. degree is $65,240 USD.
U.S. citizens and permanent residents are eligible to apply for federal financial aid programs, which include federal student loans. We encourage candidates to apply for financial aid as early as possible.
You must be registered for a minimum number of credits in order to qualify for financial aid on a term basis. Students who choose to take a less accelerated path toward completion of the degree should be aware that this will impact federal financial aid eligibility.
How to Apply for Financial Aid
If you plan to apply for financial aid to help fund your online studies at Washington University in St. Louis, you will need to complete the following steps:
- Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online. Include the Washington University in St. Louis school code, which is 002520.
- Sign your FAFSA application electronically using your Federal Student Aid (FSA) ID. The U.S. Department of Education recently replaced the federal PIN with a new login system. You will be asked to create a new FSA ID when logging in.
- Complete the Washington University School of Law Supplemental Form.
Applying for PLUS Loans
Evaluate your need for additional funding through sources such as a Federal Direct Graduate PLUS Loan from the Department of Education or alternative loans from various private lenders.
- Prior to borrowing through the Federal Direct Graduate PLUS Loan Program, or any additional private/alternative loan, you may need to review credit reports for potential issues. Contact any of the following credit bureaus for information: Experian, Equifax or TransUnion.
- To apply for the Direct Graduate PLUS Loan, complete the credit application PLUS loan request online.
When You Are Admitted
Upon admission to a Washington University in St. Louis program and successful completion of both the federal requirements and the WashULaw Supplemental Form, you will receive an award letter via email from a Washington University financial aid representative.
- For your loan to be officially disbursed, you must sign your award letter and return it to LeAndra Parker, Student Service and Accounting Coordinator, who can be reached at (+1) 314-935-6421 or via email.
- After signing your award letter for a Direct Unsubsidized Loan, complete the Entrance Counseling and electronically sign the Master Promissory Note (MPN) online.
- If approved for the Direct Graduate PLUS Loan, complete a separate MPN for this loan.
- If declined for the Direct Graduate PLUS Loan, you can reapply with a co-signer (endorser) or appeal the denial through the Department of Education.
Aid for International Applicants
International candidates should explore funding options in their home countries. While some companies may not advertise that financial support is available, many employers offer tuition benefits, including tuition reimbursement and low-cost loans. Candidates should schedule a conversation with their employer to discuss their professional development goals. Based on each candidate’s country of residence, they may also have access to education loans through private lenders.
For more information regarding financial aid for @WashULaw, visit the Tuition and Financial Aid FAQ.