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.

2017-2018 Tuition and Expenses

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ExpensesNon-ResidentTexas Resident
Tuition $45,284$30,568
Books & Supplies$1,996$1,996
Room & Board$12,620$12,620
Transportation$1,490$1,490
Personal & Miscellaneous$3,950$3,950
Health Insurance$2,021$2,021
Total estimated costs$67,361$52,635

The non-resident (out of state) tuition rate in the School of Law is 23,095 per semester for 12 credit hours. The Texas resident (in state) tuition rate in the School of Law is $15,553 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.

2018-2019 insurance costs are available 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. International LL.M. students are ineligible to apply for Federal Student Aid. Since scholarship opportunities are limited, international LL.M. students should apply for financial aid and scholarships from heir 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 webpage.

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.

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.