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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/credit unit (C.U.) basis. Each class in the ML program is one (1) C.U.. A minimum of eight (8) CUs or 24 SH (semester hours) are required to complete the ML degree.

Tuition & Fees AY 2020-21

Master in Law Program

Master in Law Degree and Certificate in Law

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

  • Tuition: $7292.00
  • General Fee: $442.00
  • Learning Support Fee (Tech Fee): $136 

Non-Degree Students*

*non-degree refers to anyone not associated with a degree program 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: $7292.00
  • General Fee: $442.00
  • Learning Support Fee (Tech Fee): $136

Full-Time Master in LAW Degree Candidates ONLY – AY 2021-2022

Tuition: $58,336.00
General Fee: $3536.00
Learning Support (Tech Fee): $1088
Subtotal Tuition and Required Fees (*based on 8 CUs) = $62,944.00 OR $62,960.00


Estimates for Other Costs
  • Housing: $4,871 - $15,000.00 (depending on type of residence)
  • Health Insurance: 3734.00
  • Clinical Fee: $630.00
  • Books: $2,380.00
  • Transportation: $984.00
  • Miscellaneous: $2,004.00
  • Subtotal: $14,603.00 OR $24,732.00

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.

Summer Sessions

An academic year begins during the summer term. 2021-2022 tuition and fees apply to summer 2021 coursework. Tuition and fees for AY ’21-22 are estimated in the Spring 2020 and finalized by the University prior to the start of summer classes.

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).

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.