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 terms. Individual expenses will vary based on student-specific living arrangements, whether they intend to borrow federal student loans and personal spending decisions. In addition, students funding their legal education through student loans, may only borrow up to the total annual COA.

The first chart shows the 2022-23 annual budget for first-year students taking 30 hours (16 credits in the fall/14 credits in the spring).

First-Year Student*

First-Year Student*
ExpensesResidentNon-Resident
Tuition & Fees$36,429$54,096
Books & Supplies$1,500$1,500
Room & Board$15,998$15,998
Travel$1,618$1,618
Misc.$4,208$4,208
Total$59,753$77,420

The next chart below shows the 2022-23 annual budget for continuing students taking 28 hours.

Continuing Student*

Continuing Student*
ExpensesResidentNon-Resident
Tuition & Fees$34,868$51,774
Books & Supplies$1,500$1,500
Room & Board$15,998$15,998
Travel$1,618$1,618
Misc.$4,208$4,208
Total$58,192$75,098

*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.

Tuition Refunds

Law students who withdraw from the University may receive a refund of a percentage of their tuition.  Please refer to the General Catalog to determine the refund percentage based on the official withdrawal date. In addition, scholarship recipients who withdraw must return scholarship funding back to the Law School according to the Scholarship Requirements and Policies. Please contact the Law School Financial Aid Office if there are any questions about any of these policies.