Tuition, Expenses & Financial Aid

Tuition at Texas Law is the least expensive among the top 20 law schools in the U.S.  Tuition and fees are set by the Texas Legislature and the UT System Board of Regents and are subject to change without notice. Tuition and fees are updated on the LL.M. Program website as they change.

2020-2021 Estimated Tuition and Expenses*

1-Estimated-budget-for-LL.M.-students-2020-21
ExpensesNon-ResidentTexas Resident
Tuition $47,114$31,728
Books & Supplies$1,996$1,996
Room & Board$14,048$14,048
Transportation$1,520$1,520
Personal & Miscellaneous$4,030$4,030
Health Insurance$3,173.63$3,173.63
Total estimated costs$71,881.63$56,495.63

The nonresident (out-of-state) tuition rate in the School of Law is $23,557 per semester for 12 credit hours. The Texas resident (in-state) tuition rate in the School of Law is $15,854 per semester for 12 credit hours. Visit Tuition Rates for more information. Tuition and fees are set by the Texas Legislature and the UT System Board of Regents and are subject to change without notice.

Insurance costs for the 2020-2021 academic year include student medical insurance (i.e., New Student Fall, Fall, and Spring and Summer) and student evacuation and repatriation (Fall and Spring). An additional 5% health insurance administrative fee is added to the student’s tuition and fee bill. Visit Student Health Insurance Costs and Dates for a breakdown of 2020-2021 insurance costs. Email intlinsurance@austin.utexas.edu for questions. Make an appointment with an insurance advisor.

The student’s tuition and fee bill includes student health insurance for spring and summer. If you are graduating at the end of the spring semester, you may choose to waive enrollment in the summer student health insurance plan coverage using the Verification of Graduation (PDF) waiver request form. Submission deadline: 1st class day, 5 p.m. of the first summer session. This represents a cost savings of approximately $737.

Download A Guide to Anticipating Expenses by the the Office of Financial Aid at The University of Texas School of Law.

Financial Aid

Admitted LL.M. students who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents are eligible to apply for Federal Student Aid. Students may qualify for Federal Student Aid for the 24 credit hours required to obtain the LL.M. degree. Federal regulations will now permit students to borrow funds in excess of the total amount of the attendance budget. Visit the Texas Law Financial Aid Office for more information.

International LL.M. students must have sufficient funding to finance the full course of study through personal resources, government, or private funding. Although international LL.M. students are ineligible to apply for Federal Student Aid, they may apply for private loans. Email LawFinAid@law.utexas.edu for more information. Prospective and admitted international LL.M. students are encouraged to apply for financial aid and scholarships from their home countries. eduPASS and International Student Organization have compiled lists of scholarships for international students. Additionally, the LL.M. Program has assembled a List of External Scholarships that is country-specific and criteria-specific.

Health Insurance

International Students

Enrollment in UT-endorsed student health insurance plan is mandatory and automatic for international students. The cost of the insurance is added directly to the student’s fee bill.

Health insurance coverage is optional for an accompanying spouse and children of F-1 visa holders but strongly encouraged.

Health insurance coverage is mandatory for an accompanying spouse and children of J-1 visa holders under U.S. Department of State regulations. Insurance coverage for a spouse and children is not included in the student’s tuition bill. Coverage must be purchased separately from United Healthcare Student Resources.

Insurance rates are posted on the Texas Global website and are subject to change from year to year.

Dependent Insurance

The Department of State requires that the accompanying spouse and children of J-1 visa holders maintain appropriate medical coverage for the duration of their presence in the United States. Willful failure to comply with this requirement will result in the termination of the J-1 program. ISSS strongly recommends that F-2 dependents maintain health insurance coverage.

Dependents are not automatically added to the UT Student Health Insurance Plan. If you wish to add dependents to your medical coverage, you must do so each semester (fall, spring, and summer). To add a dependent(s), schedule an appointment with the Insurance Advisor. To determine the cost of dependent insurance, please see Insurance Coverage Dates & Costs.

Note: Dependent spouses who enroll in an ESL class are eligible to purchase the UT Student Health Insurance Plan at the lower student rate! See more information about this option on the UT ESL Services dependent insurance web page.

Insurance Waivers

The University of Texas Board of Regents requires all international students in a F-1, F-2, J-1, or J-2 visa status to have health insurance coverage which complies with the provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). For this reason, enrollment in the UT Student Health Insurance Plan is automatic at the time of registration, and the cost of the policy is included in the student’s tuition and fee bill. In certain cases, students holding comparable coverage may be eligible to waive enrollment in the UT Student Health Insurance Plan.

Review  waiver eligibility categories to determine your eligibility, required documentation, and submission deadline and submit via the insurance secure document uploader. Visit Texas Global for more information.

U.S. Citizens or Permanent Residents

Health insurance coverage for U.S. citizens and permanent residents is optional. University Health Services strongly urges all students to have health insurance. The UT Student Health Insurance Plan provides great, affordable coverage plus an option for dental insurance. Visit University Health Services for more information.