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 $35,077 $35,595 $70,672
Full-Time Programs
(10-16 Credit Hours)
Fall Semester Spring Semester Total Annual
Tuition $23,565 $23,565 $47,130
Fees 195 195 390
Health Insurance1 1,724 2,242 3,966
CAFES Fee (opt-out available) 25 25 50
Books and Supplies (estimated) 892 892 1,784
Living Expenses2 (estimated) 8,676 8,676 17,352

1Students are required to have health insurance. If you have comparable coverage to the Willamette Student Health Insurance, then you may waive this premium. The health insurance rates for international students may differ from the rates for domestic students listed above. To learn more about the plan and pricing click here

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.

Tuition Freeze

The Willamette University College of Law standard tuition rate will remain unchanged for the 2021/22 academic year. The College’s tuition freeze is intended to help provide financial stability to students who may have experienced hardship during the pandemic.

Graduation Fees:

  • First-Year: $20 per semester
  • Second-Year: $30 per semester
  • Third-Year: $40 per semester

Credits Beyond 16:

ABA rules limit semester credits to no more than 18. Each credit over 16 incurs an additional cost per credit hour based on the current tuition rates.  These costs can be viewed in the table under the "Part-Time Programs" tab below. Credits between 16 and 18 must be approved by Dean Mac Alpine.

Part-Time Tuition:

Credits Cost Per Semester
1 credit $1,813
2 credits $3,626
3 credits $5,439
4 credits $7,252
5 credits $9,065
6 credits $10,878
7 credits $12,691
8 credits $14,504
9 credits $16,317
 * 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 $11,244 $11,762 $23,006
  Fall Semester Spring Semester Total Annual
Fees (6-9 credits; no fees for fewer than 5 credits) $195 $195 $390
Health Insurance1 1,724 2,242 3,966
Books and Supplies (estimate) 649 649 1,298
Living Expenses (estimate) 8,676 8,676 17,352

1Students are required to have health insurance. If you have comparable coverage to the Willamette Student Health Insurance, then you may waive this premium. The health insurance rates for international students may differ from the rates for domestic students listed above.  To learn more about the plan and pricing click here.

Graduation Fees:

  • First-Year: $10 per semester
  • Second-Year: $30 per semester
  • Third-Year: $60 per semester
  • 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, remove Health Insurance fees (if waived), 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:

  • 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.

Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy:

  • Willamette University’s Financial Aid Office monitors students each semester for Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress
Willamette's Policy on Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress
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Scholarship Opportunities

100 percent of students entering in 2020 received a merit scholarship.

Willamette University

College of Law

Address
Office of Admissions
245 Winter Street SE
Salem Oregon 97301 U.S.A.
Phone
(503) 370-6282

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