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.

1Tuition and fees are subject to change once each academic year effective with the July cohort.

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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.

Employee Sponsorship

One of the ways that international students fund their education is through employer sponsorship. While many companies may not advertise that this funding is available, they may have funds that they disperse upon request. Candidates should schedule a conversation with their employer to discuss their professional development goals.

If you have any questions about tuition and financial aid at Washington University School of Law, please email admissions@onlinelaw.wustl.edu.


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