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Tuition and Financing

Financial Aid

We recognize that studying at a U.S. law school is a serious investment. We are proud to offer a variety of Penn Law Graduate Program Scholarships, including:

  • General Merit Scholarships
  • Human Rights Scholarships
  • Fulbright Partner Scholarships (Belgium/Luxembourg, Ireland and France)
  • Kübler Scholarship
  • Imasogie Scholarship
  • Duke Scholarship
  • Thouron Scholarship (University wide)

Many of our students receive scholarships from their employers, governments, or another third party. Other students are able to pay their expenses with their own savings or rely on family members for loans. Others are able to receive loans or other financial aid from their home country.

As our ability to award assistance is limited, we encourage prospective students to seek other funding sources as early as possible.

Tuition & Fees

LLM Student Budget for Academic Year 2021-2022

$65,836 Tuition
$2,750 Pre-Term
$1105 General Fee 
$3,549 General Fee
$70,490 Sub Total-Tuition and Required Fees 
$15,075 Room
$4,871 Board
$2,004 Miscellaneous 
$3,734 Health Insurance
$630 Clinical Fee
$2,380 Books
$984 Transportation
$102,918 Total Budget

The University’s Trustees reserve the right at any time to amend the regulations concerning tuition, fees, and method of payment and to make such changes applicable to students currently enrolled in the University as well as to new students.

Please note: The Wharton Business and Law Certificate is a separate cost of approximately $14,760.

Estimates will vary somewhat depending upon personal lifestyles. For questions regarding billing and payment, please visit the University’s Student Registration and Financial Services.

SJD Tuition

Year 1: 20% of the LLM tuition rate set forth above plus a technology fee.

Year 2 and beyond: For students wishing to remain in residence — 8% of the LLM tuition rate set forth above plus a technology fee.

Year 3 and beyond: For students not in residence — 4% of the LLM tuition rate set forth above plus a technology fee.

Reminder about funding sources

The following funding resources may be helpful to you in financing your graduate legal education. This is by no means exhaustive. Each prospective student is encouraged to explore all funding options available. Please beware of sites that charge a fee to search for scholarships.

 

Quick Tip: Plan & Apply Early

Prospective students should pursue scholarships and other funding opportunities as early as possible. Most students who had successfully secured outside funding already had commitments or they were well into the process at the time they submitted their LLM application.