Tuition and Financial Aid

Willamette University College of Law offers a range of services and programs to help students budget for law school.

Full-Time Tuition and Student Fees:

Full-Time Programs
(10-16 Credit Hours)
Fall Semester Spring Semester Full Academic Year
Tuition $20,532.50 $20,532.50 $41,065
Student Body Fee $90 $90 $180
Books and Supplies $792 $792 $1,584
Living Expenses $7,918 $7,918 $15,836
Health Insurance (Domestic) $908 $1,189 $2,097
Health Insurance (International) $609 $797 $1,406
Total (Domestic) $30,241 $30,522 $60,762
Total (International) $30,000 $30,206 $60,205

Graduation Fees:

  • First-Year: $10
  • Second-Year: $30
  • Third-Year: $60

Credits Beyond 16:

ABA rules limit semester credits to no more than 18. Each credit over 16 incurs a cost of $1,580 per credit hour. Credits between 16 and 18 must be approved by Dean Santos.

  * Updated March 17, 2016

Part-Time Tuition:

Credits Cost Per Semester
1 credit $1,580
2 credits $3,160
3 credits $4,740
4 credits $6,320
5 credits $7,900
6 credits $9,480 
7 credits $11,060
8 credits $12,640
9 credits $14,220
 * 5-9 credit hours required for Federal Financial Aid
 * Part-time is defined as 9 or less credit hours.

Part-Time Student Fees:

  Fall Semester Spring Semester Full year
Student Body Fee $90 $90 $180
Books and Supplies $607 $607 $1,214
Living Expenses $7,898 $7,898 $15,836
Health Insurance (Domestic) $825 $1,080 $1,905
Health Insurance (International) $609 $797 $1,406
Total fees (Domestic) $9,523 $9,804 $19,327
Total fees (International) $9,282 $9,488 $18,770

Graduation Fees:

  • First-Year: $10
  • Second-Year: $30
  • Third-Year: $60
  • Fourth-Year: $0 (no fee charged)

Part-Time Semester Grand Total:

To calculate grand total tuition and fees for part-time programs, select "Cost per semester" for the number of desired credit hours in the "Part-Time Tuition" table, add student fees from the "Part-Time Student Fees" table, and add graduation fees (billed in the fall semester only).  

  * Updated March 17, 2016

Willamette Law understands the cost and value of a legal education. We encourage students to have a full picture of their financial outlook when selecting a law school. To that end, we advise students to use student loan calculators, such as the Access Group's free Student Loan Calculator whenever possible to help in the decision making process.

Important Notes about Estimated Expenses:

  • Costs above are for the 2016-17 academic year. 
  • These charges are subject to change with each academic year.
  • Estimated living expenses include transportation, room and board during the nine-month academic year, based on the needs of a law student with no spouse, partner or dependents.
  • The Willamette University sponsored student health insurance is provided by Aetna. Fees reflected are for the student only. Full benefit information, including information regarding waiving student health insurance and adding of a spouse and/or child(ren), is available online.