Cost of Attendance: On-Campus J.D. Program

Listed below are estimated costs for the 2023-2024 academic year. Tuition and fees are directly billed. Personal expenses such as books, housing, and meals vary from student to student.

On-Campus J.D. ProgramLL.M. for International Lawyers
(2 Semester)
(Rate of $29,940 per semester)
(Rate of $29,940 per semester)
Health & Wellness Fee$850$850
Activity Fee$40$40
Law Student Resource Fee$1,280$1,280
Fixed Cost Total$62,050$62,050
On-Campus J.D. ProgramLL.M. for International Lawyers
(2 Semester)
Health Insurance$0$2,474
Books, Course Materials, Supplies, & Equipment$2,035$2,035
(9 month)
$11,136 $11,136
(9 month)
Personal Allowance$2,244$2,244
Federal Loan Origination Fee$216$0
Indirect Cost Total$21,481$23,739

Breakdown of Expenses

  • Tuition (line 1) may be reduced by any merit scholarship you receive which is referenced in your admission letter.
  • Personal expenses (lines 6, 7, 8, 9, and 10) reflect anticipated costs for required textbooks, housing, meals, and other personal expenses and may vary from student to student.
  • LL.M. Students
    • Your mandatory health insurance (line 5) will be charged to your Student Account by the University Bursar. This mandatory fee may be waived if a student has adequate health insurance coverage. Learn more.
    • Payment for tuition and fees is due during the first half of each semester you are enrolled. Failure to pay may result in late fees and/or a hold on your account preventing you from registering for courses. Expenses not allowed in the educational budget include costs of moving, payment of consumer debt, the purchase or upkeep of an automobile, costs associated with finding employment, and expenses incurred during periods of non-enrollment. Students bringing dependents should anticipate an additional cost of approximately $12,300 for the first dependent and approximately $7,000 per each additional dependent.
    • If you choose to complete the LL.M. Program in 3 semesters (taking 11 or fewer credits per semester) instead of the typical 2 semester course load, you will be charged a per-credit hour rate of $2,150 in addition to the standard fixed costs of the program.
  • See the Syracuse University Tuition, Fees, and Related Policies Bulletin for more information.

Special 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.