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:

Total Estimated Costs $31,963.00 $32,277.00 $64,240.00
Full-Time Programs
(10-16 Credit Hours)
Fall Semester Spring Semester Total Annual
Tuition $21,995.00 $21,995.00 $43,990.00
Fees 195.00 195.00 390.00
Books and Supplies (estimated) 792.00 792.00 1,584.00
Health Insurance1 1,063.00 1,377.00 2,440.00
Living Expenses2 (estimated) 7,918.00 7,918.00 15,836.00

 

1Health Insurance: if you have comparable coverage you may waive this premium. The health insurance rates for international students may differ from the rates for domestic students listed above. Please click on the Health Insurance link for details.

2Living expenses include estimated room, board and personal expenses. These may vary based on the lifestyle choices of each student. Students who wish to live on campus may see room and meal plan options here.

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 $1,692 per credit hour. Credits between 16 and 18 must be approved by Dean Mac Alpine.

Part-Time Tuition:

Credits Cost Per Semester
1 credit $1,692
2 credits $3,384
3 credits $5,076
4 credits $6,768
5 credits $8,460
6 credits $10,152
7 credits $11,844
8 credits $13,536
9 credits $15,228
 * 5-9 credit hours required for Federal Financial Aid
 * Part-time is defined as 9 or less credit hours.

Part-Time Student Fees:

Total fees estimated costs $9,523.00 $9,804.00 $19,327.00
  Fall Semester Spring Semester Total Annual
Student Body Fee $90.00 $90.00 $180.00
Books and Supplies 607.00 607.00 1,214.00
Living Expenses 7,898.00 7,898.00 15,836.00
Health Insurance1 1,063.00 1,377.00 2,440.00

 

1Health Insurance: if you have comparable coverage you may waive this premium. The health insurance rates for international students may differ from the rates for domestic students listed above. Please click on the Health Insurance link for details.

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).

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 2018-19 academic year. Tuition for 2019-20 is expected to be set at $45,500. 
  • 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 PacificSource Health Plans. 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.