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Cost & Financial Aid

Tuition & Fees

FIU Law is committed to working with you to help make law school more affordable. Many students rely on scholarships and other forms of financial aid to fund their legal education. Last year, FIU Law awarded more than $1.5 million dollars through merit and need-based scholarships and grants. We understand that attending law school is expensive. Keeping your debt level low will allow you to take advantage of a wider variety of career opportunities and will impact your post-graduation quality of life.

JD ProgramIn-State AnnualOut-of-State Annual
Day$21,407$35,650
Evening$14,501$24,150
Student Fees$399*$399*
Per Credit Hour$691$1,150
*Not included in tuition.*Not included in tuition.

Financial Information

The FIU LL.M. is one of the most affordable in the United States. The tuition to attend FIU Law during 2020-2021 academic year will be $ 20,180, which is significantly lower than the national average for LL.M. programs.

In addition to the cost of tuition and application fees you will have to incur in living, and other personal expenses. An average budget is included below:

Annual tuition and fees (24 credit hours)$20,180
Room & board$18,324
Books and other materials$2,948
Transportation$2,898
Other personal expenses$2,456
Total$46,806

FIU Law offers financial aid to students who are United States citizens, permanent residents, or otherwise eligible for federal financial aid. For more information, please contact the Law Admissions and Financial Aid Office at (305).348.8006.

External Funding Resources

Tuition

The tuition for the one-year program is $24,726.30* and students will pay for 10 credits per semester.*

*Plus university fees. A customary incremental increase in fees can be expected for the 2019-2020 academic year.

How to Apply for Financial Aid
To apply for financial aid, including need-based scholarships, grants and loans, complete and submit the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) online at www.fafsa.ed.gov. Financial aid is granted on an annual basis and awards are subject to student eligibility and availability of funds. It is strongly recommended that you submit your FAFSA as early as October 1, 2017.

Students are encouraged to take a proactive approach toward financing planning. To discuss your financial needs please make an appointment with an Admissions and Financial Aid advisor by contacting the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid at 305.348.8006.


Grants

  • Law Need-Based Grants – Awards are based on financial need and are available to both full-time and part-time students. You must apply for financial aid to be considered. Funds are limited and it is strongly recommended that you submit your FAFSA as early as possible. Students must be registered for no less than 9 credits to qualify.

Loans

  • Federal Direct Loan Program – Students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid to be considered for federal loan or work-study programs. The College of Law participates in the Federal Direct Student Loan Program. Effective July 1, 2012 Subsidized loans will no longer be offered at the graduate and professional academic level
  • (Unsubsidized) Federal Direct Loans – These loans are not based upon financial need. The maximum amount a student may borrow in unsubsidized loans is $20,500 per year. Interest begins to accrue on Unsubsidized loans from the time the disbursement occurs and throughout the repayment period. The Unsubsidized loan has a fixed interest rate of 5.31% for the life of the loan. Students may opt to pay interest while in school or may request that the interest be added to the loan principal to be paid during the student’s loan repayment period.
  • Federal Direct Graduate Plus Loans – Graduate Plus Loans are offered as a part of your federal award package however the Department of Education will require a credit approval before it disburses funds. The interest rate on this loan type is 6.31%. Interest payments on this loan are not subsidized by the government.
  • Private Loan Programs – Eligibility for these loans are based solely upon a student’s credit history. Students should request a copy of their credit report and check it for any errors prior to submitting an application for a private loan. An application can be requested directly from the private lender of your choice.

Additional Financial Aid

Credit Bureau Information

Calculate Your Estimated Student Loan Payment
How much will you repay when it’s time to pay back your federal student loan?  U.S. Department of Education’s repayment comparison calculator

Financial Aid Information

How to Apply for Financial Aid

How to Apply for Financial Aid To apply for financial aid, including need-based scholarships, grants and loans, complete and submit the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) online at www.fafsa.ed.gov. Financial aid is granted on an annual basis and awards are subject to student eligibility and availability of funds. It is strongly recommended that you submit your FAFSA as early as October 1 and before the FIU Law priority deadline which is February 15. There are also a variety of merit-based scholarships available. Details about these scholarships are listed below. Students are encouraged to take a proactive approach toward financing planning. To discuss your financial needs please make an appointment with an Admissions and Financial Aid advisor by contacting the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid at 305.348.8006. Step-by-Step Guide to Accepting Your Aid

Grants

Grants

  • Law Grant – Awards are based on financial need and are available to both full-time and part-time students. You must apply for financial aid to be considered. Funds are limited and it is strongly recommended that you submit your FAFSA as early as October 1 and before the FIU Law priority deadline which is February 15. Students must be registered for no less than 9 credits to qualify.

Loans

Loans

  • Federal Direct Loan Program – Students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid to be considered for federal loan or work-study programs. The College of Law participates in the Federal Direct Student Loan Program. Effective July 1, 2012, Subsidized loans will no longer be offered at the graduate and professional academic level
  • (Unsubsidized) Federal Direct Loans – These loans are not based on financial need. The maximum amount a student may borrow in unsubsidized loans is $20,500 per year. Interest begins to accrue on Unsubsidized loans from the time the disbursement occurs and throughout the repayment period. The Unsubsidized loan has a fixed interest rate of 6% for the life of the loan. Students may opt to pay interest while in school or may request that the interest be added to the loan principal to be paid during the student’s loan repayment period.
  • Federal Direct Graduate Plus Loans – Graduate Plus Loans are offered as a part of your federal award package however the Department of Education will require a credit approval before it disburses funds. The interest rate on this loan type is 7%. Interest payments on this loan are not subsidized by the government.
  • Private Loan Programs – Eligibility for these loans are based solely upon a student’s credit history. Students should request a copy of their credit report and check it for any errors prior to submitting an application for a private loan. An application can be requested directly from the private lender of your choice.
  • Bar Study Loans – This private loan option is available to law students in their final year of study, and for 13 months after graduation. These optional loans are offered for up to $15,000 and are used to help cover living expenses while students prepare for the bar exam.  An application can be completed online with the private lender of choice. Enrollment and/or graduation is certified by the school and funds are disbursed directly from the lender to the student.

Refund Policy

Refund Policy

Resources

Credit Bureau Information

 

Calculate Your Estimated Student Loan Payment
How much will you repay when it’s time to pay back your federal student loan?  U.S. Department of Education’s repayment comparison calculator

 

Scholarship Information

Merit-Based Admissions Scholarships

  • Dean’s Scholarship – The Dean’s Scholarship is awarded to our most qualified students. The typical award amount is $10,000. Recipients are selected during the admission review process based on their academic performance.
  • Admissions Merit Scholarship – The Admissions Merit Scholarship likewise is awarded during the admissions review process. The typical award is $7,500. Recipients are selected based on their application materials, with particular emphasis on their personal statement.
  • Out-of-State Tuition Grant – This merit-based grant is awarded to out-of-state students. Recipients are selected during the admission review process based on their academic performance. Residency reclassification forfeits this tuition grant.
  • Justice R. Fred Lewis Scholarship –Named in honor of Florida Supreme Court Justice R. Fred Lewis, this scholarship supports a student who exemplifies professionalism. The scholarship is awarded on an annual basis at the Dean’s discretion.
  • Justice Peggy A. Quince Scholarship –Named in honor of Florida Supreme Court Justice Peggy A. Quince, this scholarship supports a student whose parents or guardians did not have the opportunity to attend professional school. The recipient will be selected based on their application materials, with particular emphasis on their personal statement.

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