LL.M. Tuition and Financial Aid
Tuition for the 2016-2017 academic year is $2,209 USD per credit.1 There are 24 credits required to complete the program. Total tuition cost for the online Master of Laws (LL.M.) in U.S. Law degree is $53,016 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.
Aid for International Students
International students should explore funding options in their home countries. Many employers offer tuition benefits, including tuition reimbursement and low-cost loans. Based on each candidate’s country of residence, they may also have access to education loans through private lenders.
U.S. Financial Aid
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.
To be eligible for federal financial aid, students must be registered in a minimum of six units per semester. 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.
To apply for federal aid, candidates must:
- Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at fafsa.ed.gov. The Federal School Code for Washington University is 002520.
- Complete Washington University’s Online Application for New Students.
One of the ways that international students fund their education is through employer sponsorship. While many companies may not advertise that this financial support is available, employers often have funds that they can disburse to qualified candidates who request assistance. Candidates should schedule a conversation with their employer to discuss their professional development goals.
Decision & Enrollment
Washington University admits students on a rolling basis. Once the application is complete, the decision and enrollment process will be as follows:
Step 1: Receive an Admissions Decision
Approximately two to three weeks after an application is complete, the applicant will be notified of an admissions decision.
Step 2: Review Admissions Documents
Once admitted, students will receive an email with a PDF package containing the following:
- Admissions Letter
- Intent to Enroll: Students should return this completed enrollment plan whether or not they accept an offer of admission.
- Student Handbook and Honor Code: To ensure the integrity of the learning environment, students in an online program must acknowledge that they understand and will adhere to a set of behavioral standards, including presentation, participation, rules and regulations, academic integrity, and overall Washington University policies.
- Required Disclosures: Depending on an applicant’s program of choice, there are required state authorization disclosures, State Bar Association acknowledgements, and acceptance of transferability restrictions for the @WashULaw programs.
Step 3: Return Signed Documents
Students should sign the Intent to Enroll (ITE) and send the ITE back to Washington University electronically.
Step 4: Pay the Enrollment Deposit
After returning the ITE form electronically, students will receive an email with instructions on how to make the enrollment deposit, which is $600 USD. At that point, enrollment will be considered complete, and students can register for courses (if the registration period is open). The deposit will be credited to the student’s first tuition bill.
If you have any questions about tuition and financial aid at Washington University School of Law, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.