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Law Students: What’s Your Average Cost of Law School?

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
Total $39,765 $52,331 $58,109
All data provided by the ABA Section on Legal Education from Annual Questionnaire (2010)