Tuition and Living Expenses

The University of Dayton School of Law charges tuition per credit hour rather than per academic year. The cost per credit hour for the 2014–15 academic year is $1,125.

To encourage you to devote your full attention to the rigors of the first year of law school, UDSL policy prohibits employment during the first year (with the exception of holiday and summer breaks). After your first year, you may pursue part-time employment to help with tuition and other costs.

Below are student budgets, including tuition and living expenses, for the entering classes of Summer and Fall 2014. To assist you in financing your legal education, try the budget calculator on the Federal Student Aid website.

Student Budget for Summer 2014

Tuition (based on 16 semester hours) $18,000
University charge $120
Health and Counseling Center charge $79
Books and supplies $750
Personal $8,000
Total $26,949

Student Budget for Fall 2014 and Spring 2015

Tuition (based on 31 semester hours) $34,875**
University charge  $240
Health and Counseling Center charge $158
Books and supplies $1,500
Personal $16,000
Total $52,773


































** This amount will increase by $2,250 for summer-starters in the Two-Year J.D. Program.