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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 $3.5 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.

Scholarships

Dean’s Scholarship – The Dean’s Scholarship is awarded to our most qualified students. Recipients are selected during the admission review process based on their academic performance.

Out-of-State Tuition Waiver – This merit-based waiver 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 waiver.

Foundation/Endowed Scholarships – These type of scholarships are application basis and instructions are emailed to all FIU law returning and admitted students before the start of every academic year. Some of these scholarships are First Generation, Jackson Lewis, CABA, LA Reitmeister Environmental, etc.

Bright Futures Scholarship – A Bright Futures recipient, who graduates with a bachelor’s degree in 7 or fewer semesters or in 105 semester hours or fewer, may receive funding for one semester of graduate study, not to exceed 15 credit hours, paid at the undergraduate rate. Graduate school funding must be used within the applicable scholarship length. For more information visit contact us at lawfinaid@fiu.edu and visit onestop.fiu.edu/finances/types-of-aid/scholarships/bright-futures/.

FIU Environmental Law Fellowship Program – The application for this fellowship program has closed.

The FIU LL.M. is one of the most affordable in the United States. The tuition to attend FIU Law 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

External Scholarship Funding Resources

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

Admissions Scholarships

Recipients are selected during the admission review process based on a holistic review of their application, including practical experience and past academic performance.

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. The school code for FIU Law is 009635. 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.

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. Click here to view the latest interest rates.
  • (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. 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. 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.

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