Cost of Attendance

Listed below are estimated costs associated with attending Syracuse University College of Law in the 2023-2024 academic year. Tuition and fees are directly billed; personal expenses such as books, housing, and meals vary from student to student.

J.D. Tuition$59,880
Health and Wellness Fee$850
Activity Fee$40
Law Student Resource Fee$1,280
Books, Course Materials, Supplies, and Equipment$2,035
Housing (nine-month)$11,136
Food (nine-month)$4,220
Personal Allowance$2,244
Federal Loan Origination Fee$216

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Budget Worksheets are available to download for our programs:

Residential Programs (Full-time J.D., LL.M. and S.J.D. students)

JDinteractive Online Program

Cost of Attendance Adjustment Inquiries

Students are able to submit documentation/proof of purchase to increase their annual budget for the following relevant educational expenses not traditionally included in the Cost of Attendance:

Purchase of a Laptop Computer

Syracuse University College of Law students are required to own a personal laptop computer that meets the program requirements. Students use laptops in the classroom, for exams, and to use Syracuse University’s wireless network. 

You are not required to purchase a new computer if your equipment already meets the program’s specifications. However, if you do purchase a new computer and want to utilize federal student loan eligibility to help pay for it, you may submit the Cost of Attendance Adjustment Request for Laptop Purchase [PDF] to with receipts (proof of purchase) to document the cost you incurred to purchase a laptop computer for your legal studies. The maximum budget adjustment for a computer purchase is $1,700Students may only request a computer budget adjustment once during their studies at Syracuse.

Health Insurance Enrollment

Syracuse University requires all full-time students to carry some form of ACA-compliant health insurance. If you need to purchase health insurance (either through the university-sponsored plan or on your own), the cost of the policy may be included in your cost of attendance so that you may utilize federal student loan eligibility to help pay for your health insurance. 

To request a budget adjustment, you may submit the Cost of Attendance Adjustment Request for Student Health Insurance [PDF] to

If you have questions about the Syracuse University Health Insurance Policy and Plan, please contact the Student Health Insurance Office at, or call 315.443.9019.

Extenuating Circumstances

We understand that every student’s financial situation is unique. The Financial Aid office will work with you if you have educational expenses that are different from the standard amounts listed in the cost of attendance (ex: childcare expenses). Please contact us at or call 315.443.1962 for help on calculating a reasonable budget and keeping your student loan debt manageable.