Knowing your costs determines whether or not you’ll have enough money to pay for your education, or if you’ll need to seek assistance through financial aid programs. This chart gives you some information compiled by the American Bar Association (ABA) about the average cost of attending law school during the 2010 – 2011 academic year. This can help guide you in narrowing down your school choices.
Average annual cost of law school
2010 – 2011 academic year
|Expense||PUBLIC Resident||PUBLIC Non-Resident||PRIVATE|
|Tuition and fees||$20,238||$32,804||$37,446|
|Off-campus living expenses and books/supplies||$19,527||$19,527||$20,663|
|All data provided by the ABA Section on Legal Education from Annual Questionnaire (2010)|