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Estimated Cost of Attendance - Returning Students

Estimated Cost of Attendance - Returning Students

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

 

J.D. 2023-2024 Tuition Rates

$1,485 per credit hour (for returning students)
 

Estimated Cost of Attendance for the 2023-24 Academic Year

for returning students

Loan Period (2 semesters/8 months) 

2023-2024 30 credits 18 credits
Tuition $44,550 $26,730
Housing and Food $12,400 $12,400
Books and Supplies $2,200 $1,300
Miscellaneous 
Personal Expenses
$4,390 $2,634
Transportation
 
$3,848 $2,310
Student Activities and
General Services Fee
$640 $640
Loan Fees $1,780 $1,036
     
Total estimated expenses $69,808 $47,050

 

Loan Period (2 semesters/8 months) 

2023-2024 30 credits 18 credits
Tuition $44,550 $26,730
Housing and Food $14,800 $14,800
Books and Supplies $2,200 $1,300
Miscellaneous
Personal Expenses
$4,390 $2,634
Transportation $3,848 $2,310
Student Activities and
General Services Fee
$640 $640
Loan Fees $1,862 $1,118
     
Total estimated expenses $72,290 $49,532

 

 

  • The maximum Federal Unsubsidized loan eligibility for an academic year (2 semesters) is $20,500. After all scholarships and other educational resources are accounted for in the financial aid package, Grad PLUS loans, and/or Federal Work Study may be used to meet any remaining financial aid eligibility.
  • The maximum Federal Stafford loan aggregate total is $138,500, which includes Subsidized/Unsubsidized loans borrowed from undergraduate and graduate schools. This aggregate limit does not include Grad PLUS loans borrowed. Click here to review your federal loan history
  • These expenses are derived using market surveys and direct costs to the student in order to determine student loan awards. When attending Cooley, you will want to create a personal budget that will fit into these educational expenses.

Professional Judgment Increase Requests: The Financial Aid Office assumes that the cost of attendance budget for a student who attends the Law School is reasonable for the geographic area in which the student is enrolled. If a student has special circumstances, including childcare while attending educational-related activities/classes or academic testing, they may request a professional judgment increase by contacting their campus Associate Director of Enrollment and Student Services. Documentation of the expenses is required with the professional judgment increase request. Professional judgment increase requests will be reviewed within 2 weeks of submission to the campus Associate Director of Enrollment and Student Services.