A law school education may well be the largest investment in a student's life. Students are encouraged to talk with the Law School administration and faculty about the value of a Tulane legal education and likely income after graduation, and with the staff of the Law Financial Aid Office about the variety of repayment options. Students are also urged to gather together as many family resources as possible and to live as frugally as possible during law school in order to minimize the amount they must borrow.
If you are offered admission to the Law School, we will inform you of the maximum amount of educational loan eligibility available, after scholarship funds and outside resources are determined, and after the processing results of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) are received. This is not a guarantee of loan funding. Nor is it an endorsement of borrowing every dollar available: to the contrary, we are very concerned that applicants be aware of the effect that their borrowing decisions will have on their future standard of living. We hope you take the opportunity to carefully consider the costs and benefits of borrowing before you enroll in any law school.
Cost of Attendance
For the 2016-2017 academic year: estimated tuition and fees for a full-time Tulane Law School student are $52,554 ($48,514 tuition and $4,040 in mandatory fees), and the budgeted amount for all other educational expenses that can be covered by financial aid (room, board, books, transportation and other) is $22,344.
International LLM students should add $1,500 in tuition for the summer orientation course, Introduction to US Law, $1,050 for an intensive ESL course if required, and approximately $2,400 for additional living expenses during the summer.
Tuition and fees increase by 2 to 6 percent each year. Figures are generally available in March or April for the following academic year.