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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 Carey Law Graduate Program Scholarships.

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

Estimated* LLM and LLCM Student Budget for Academic Year 2022-2023

$67,550 Tuition
$2,750 Pre-Term Program Fee**
$1,134 Tech Fee 
$664 Clinical Fee
$3,660 General Fee
$75,758 Sub Total-Tuition and Required Fees 
$15,750 Room
$5,229 Board
$2,004 Miscellaneous 
$4,030 Health Insurance
$2,380 Books
$1,041 Transportation
$30,434 Sub Total - Living Expenses
$106,192 Total Budget

*LLCMs may waive the Pre-Term Program.

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

In keeping with its mission of training future legal academics and global leaders, starting with the 2021-22 academic year Penn Law will provide fellowships for eligible SJD candidates that include full tuition, health insurance, and a stipend. Fellowships will cover three years of residence at Penn Law for up to three students.

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. 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.