The University of Arkansas School of Law’s tuition and financial aid packages are designed to help make the cost of pursuing a law school education reasonable regardless of a student’s financial circumstances.
Educational expenses for the J.D. program will vary according to each student’s course of study and personal needs. Financial obligations to the University of Arkansas must be satisfied by the established deadlines. Payment may be made at the cashier’s office in Silas H. Hunt Hall by cash, personal check, money order, certified check, or specified credit cards.
Summary of Costs for Incoming 2015-16 Law Students
Estimated Tuition and Fees per Semester
Costs are based on 15 credit hours per semester
Costs are lower for students admitted before Fall 2015
|Fee||Resident Law Student||Non-resident Law Student||International Law Student|
|Network and Data Systems Fee||135.90||135.90||135.90|
|Student Activity Fee||39.60||39.60||39.60|
|School of Law||255.00||255.00||255.00|
|International Student Service Fee||87.00|
|International Student Health Insurance Fee||772.00*|
|TOTAL TUITION AND FEES||$7,612.20||$15,721.50||$16,530.50|
|Estimate for Books and Supplies||$500.00||$500.00||$500.00|
|Personal Expenses and Travel||$2,423.00||$2,423.00||$2,423.00|
International students are assessed a health insurance charge of $722 in the fall, and $1085 for the combined spring & summer terms.
Up to an additional $30 may be assessed for each course carrying a Service Learning designation.
Distance Education Fees
Courses and exams taken online through the university’s Global Campus or via an extension service incur an additional fee:
|Global Campus Fee||$30.00|
|Premium Online Proctored Exam "Take It Now" Fee||$8.75|
|Premium Online Proctored Exam "Take It Soon" Fee||$5.00|
A student withdrawing from the University may be entitled to a full or partial refund of tuition and fees. The UA Treasurer’s website contains the details and schedule for refunds.
Living in University Housing costs about $4,609.00 per semester for the 2013-14 academic year.
The cost of living off-campus in an apartment can vary greatly depending on type of accommodations, roommates, and other factors.
The University of Arkansas has an off-campus housing department with resources that allow you to search for housing, compare prices, determine proximity to campus, and get help in finding used furniture. You can also find information on roommates, utilities, landlord contracts, etc. To use the site you will first need to sign up for a guest account.
A financial aid package can be prepared for eligible students from several funding sources. Awards are made through the Office of Financial Aid. Some student scholarships are administered by the associate dean for students at the School of Law.
More financial aid information can be found by contacting:
Office of Financial Aid
University of Arkansas
Silas H. Hunt Hall, Room 114
Fayetteville, AR 72701
The University of Arkansas is an approved institution for the training of veterans and veterans’ beneficiaries. Those who may be eligible for VA education and training benefits should contact the UA Veterans Resource and Information Center for further assistance.