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Cooley Tuition and Financial Aid

J.D. Tuition and Financial Aid


Law school should be an investment in your future.

The good news is that our tuition rate, along with tuition scholarships and financial aid programs, make attending law school possible and affordable. 

Questions? We’re ready to help you with all your financial aid needs and concerns. 

Below are the 2023-24 J.D. tuition rates and details on the cost of attending Cooley Law School. The benchmarks used for admissions are subject to change based on periodic review and without notice.


Campus Designation for Cost of Living Budgets

  1. The initial campus designation will be determined by the campus selection during the admissions process.
  2. Each semester a calculation will be done to determine the campus where the most credits have been earned to date. When it comes time to establish the budget for the next financial aid award year, this calculation will be used to determine the campus cost of living budget.
  3. If a student believes they have been assigned the incorrect campus cost of living budget, the student must request an appointment with their campus Associate Director of Enrollment and Student Services to review their campus designation.

How Financial Aid is Awarded

Incoming students' aid will be awarded based on their selected schedule option (credits).

Students starting with their third term semester will be awarded on a default schedule option of nine credit hours. Students may complete our Credit Hour Adjustments form document here to request a budget adjustment.

Student Loan Default

Click here for details about the Law School's Student Loan Default Rates

Tuition Refund Policies

Cooley Law School is committed to helping you reach your educational goals. We have staff available to speak with you regarding any of your financial difficulties or concerns. Please contact [email protected].

Office of the Ombudsman

If you are unable to resolve any disputes you may have regarding your student loans or financial aid, the Department of Education has established the Office of Ombudsman to assist you in resolving your dispute.  The Office of the Ombudsman can be contacted by:

Toll-Free: 877-557-2575

Office of the Ombudsman
Student Financial Assistance
U.S. Department of Education
Rm 3012, ROB #3
7th and D Streets, SW
Washington, DC 20202-5144