Tuition & Cost of Attendance

One of the distinguishing features about Texas Law is our affordable tuition and Cost of Attendance (COA). The total annual COA covers fixed expenses (e.g., tuition and fees) and reasonable living expenses for the 9 months students are enrolled for the fall and spring semesters. Individual expenses will vary based on student-specific living arrangements and personal spending decisions.

The first chart shows the annual budget for first-year students taking 30 hours (16 credits in the fall/14 credits in the spring) during 2019-20.

First Year Student*

First Year Student*
ExpensesResidentNon-Resident
Tuition & Fees$36,429$54,096
Books & Supplies$1,996$1,996
Room & Board$13,500$13,500
Travel$1,490$1,490
Misc.$3,950$3,950
Loan fees$1,090$1,780
Total$58,455$76,812

The next chart below shows the annual budget for continuing students taking 28 hours during 2019-20.

Continuing Student*

Continuing Student*
ExpensesResidentNon-Resident
Tuition & Fees$34,868$51,744
Books & Supplies$1,996$1,996
Room & Board$13,500$13,500
Travel$1,490$1,490
Misc.$3,950$3,950
Loan fees$1,090$1,360
Total$56,894$74,040

*Tuition, fees and charges are subject to change by administrative, legislative or regent action, and changes become effective on the date enacted. The exact figures will vary depending upon when you first started law school. Please refer to the tuition table for current rates and dual degree students should refer to the graduate dual degree program tuition tables. The information above should only be used as a guideline for estimating cost of attendance.

NOTE: Federal regulations will NOT permit you to borrow funds in excess of the total amount of your Cost of Attendance budget less any scholarships or grants.