Tuition, Expenses & Financial Aid

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

2019-2020 Estimated Tuition and Expenses*

1-Estimated-budget-for-LL.M.-students-2019-20
ExpensesNon-ResidentTexas Resident
Tuition $47,114$31,728
Books & Supplies$1,996$1,996
Room & Board$12,930$12,930
Transportation$1,490$1,490
Personal & Miscellaneous$3,950$3,950
Health Insurance$3,148.43$3,148.43
Total estimated costs$70,628.43$55,242.43

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. Additional information is available here. Tuition and fees are set by the Texas Legislature and the UT Board of Regents and are subject to change without notice.

The breakdown of 2019-2020 insurance costs is available here. Insurance costs for the 2019-2020 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.

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 $678.

*Other anticipatory expenses can be found here.

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. Additional information is available on the Texas Law Financial Aid Office website.

International LL.M. students must have sufficient funding to finance the full course of study through personal resources or government or private funding. Although international LL.M. students are ineligible to apply for Federal Student Aid, they may apply for private loans. For more information, visit the Office of Financial Aid website and/or contact the Office of Financial Aid. Since scholarship opportunities are limited, international LL.M. students should apply for financial aid and scholarships from their home countries. For assistance in locating sponsoring organizations, contact EducationUSA or the U.S. Embassy or Consulate in your home country. Additional information is available on our Scholarship Opportunities web page.

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 UT International Office 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

LL.M. students may be eligible to waive the student health insurance plan if qualifying alternate private health insurance is presented to the UT International Office by the appropriate deadline. Insurance waivers are available on the UT International Office website.

U.S. Citizens or Permanent Residents

Health insurance coverage for U.S. citizens and permanent residents is optional. Coverage may be purchased separately from United Healthcare Student Resources on the University Health Services website. It is highly recommended if a student does not have other health insurance coverage.