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Master in Law Tuition Information

ML Tuition and Financing

Tuition for the Master in Law (ML) program is charged on a per class/ 1 credit unit (CU) basis. 1 credit unit = 3 semester hours. Most courses in the ML curriculum are one (1) CU.   Tuition per course is adjusted for SH units above and below 3SH.  A minimum of eight (8) CUs or twenty-four (24) SHs are required to complete the ML degree.  A minimum of four (4) CUs or twelve (12) SHs are required to complete the Certificate in Law. 

Tuition & Fees AY 2024-25

Master in Law Degree, Certificate in Law, and Non-Degree Students* Per Course Tuition Rate

*non-degree refers to anyone not associated with the ML degree at the University of Pennsylvania (including faculty & staff) and those visiting students over the summer term enrolling in ML courses.

Tuition per 1 C.U. (3SH) course

  • Tuition: $8,330.00
  • General Fee: $492.00
  • Technology/Learning Support Fee: $152.00 

Full-Time Master in Law Degree  AY 2024-2025

Please note: The below is for planning estimates only. 

Tuition: $66,640.00
General Fee: $3,954.00
Learning Support (Tech Fee): $1,234.00
Subtotal Tuition and Required Fees (*based on 8 CUs) = $71,828.00

Other Cost Estimates: 
  • Housing: $5,160.00 - $15,360.00 (depending on type of residence)
  • Health Insurance:  $4,412.00
  • Clinical Fee: $716.00
  • Books: $2,600.00
  • Transportation: $944.00
  • Miscellaneous: $1,784.00
  • Subtotal Estimate Range: $15,616.00 - $25,816.00

Tuition and fees for AY ’24-25 are estimated in the Spring 2024 and finalized by the University prior to the start of summer classes and will be in effect for the fall term.  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.

ML Summer Coursework Tuition

An academic year begins during the summer term. 2023-2024 per course tuition rates will apply to summer 2024 coursework.

      • Tuition: $7,948.00
      • General Fee: $492.00
      • Technology/Learning Support Fee: $152.00

Financing Your Education

Penn Students

Tuition and fees are based on a students’ primary school tuition policies for courses taken outside of their programs. Accordingly, students should consult with their primary school’s Registrar to determine the specifics and whether additional home school tuition and fees apply.

Penn Faculty & Employees

Determine your eligibility for tuition benefits. Visit Penn Human Resources to learn more. (PennKey Required).

Penn Payment Plans

Budget your billed expenses over the course of the semester using the Penn Payment Plan. Please direct any questions regarding payment plans to budgetpl@pobox.upenn.edu.

For the Spring 2024 term, students can choose from a 4 or 5 month automatic installment payment plan:

  • The enrollment deadline for the five-month plan is December 14, 2023 and the first payment date is December 15, 2023.
  • The enrollment deadline for the four-month plan is January 14, 2024 and the first payment date is January 15, 2024
  • SRFS is unable to accept payment plan enrollments after these deadlines

Student Loans

Loans are available to qualified students enrolled in the ML program. Terms of interest and repayment vary. The Law School refers students to the Federal Direct Student Loan program, Graduate Federal PLUS Loan program, and various other alternative private student loan programs. Student loans may be used to cover tuition, fees, books, and other living expenses. Students who borrow government loans must maintain half time status (two classes per semester) for eligibility. Also, loans will enter into repayment after a student ceases to be enrolled at least half time. Most students will have a 6 month grace period before repayment begins. More information on these loans can be found on the Penn Student Registration & Financial Services website.