Tuition and Financial Aid

Willamette University College of Law remains one of the greatest values in private legal education in the Pacific Northwest. The college is able to set a reasonable tuition policy that also protects the quality of the educational experience. In addition to being located in one of the more affordable small cities in the West, the school’s strong financial aid program helps make Willamette a wise choice for many students.

Tuition and Fees: 2014-15 Academic Year

Estimated Expenses* for the 2014–2015 Academic Year

Tuition $37,625
Student Bar Association Fee $180
Estimated Books $1,550
Total Law School Expenses $39,355
Living Expenses $15,480**
Health Insurance $1,878***
Potential Total Annual Expenses  $56,713

*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.  Full benefit information along with information regarding waving student health insurance and the waiver link is available at

Scholarships and Aid

The fiscal stability of Willamette University and strategic partnerships enable the College of Law to offer strong financial aid options to its students. Merit-based financial aid is awarded by the College of Law in the form of scholarships.  The Coverdell Fellowship, a partnership between Willamette University College of Law and the Peace Corps, provides graduate school scholarships to returned Peace Corps volunteers who complete a degree-related internship in an underserved American community while they pursue their studies.

The Office of Financial Aid of Willamette University awards need-based aid in the form of loans and work-study monies. For more information, visit the Financial Aid Office’s Web site at