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Law School Tuition Rates 2020-2021

Tuition for the 2020-21 academic year is listed below:




Full-time students: per semester$31,840
Part-time students: first hour elected$3,532 $3,682
Each additional hour$3,145

For detailed costs associated with attending Michigan Law, refer to our Cost of Attendance PDF.

Tuition for externships is the same as that for full-time enrolled students.

All University students, including Law students, must also pay fees each term as follows:

  • Registration - $80.00
  • Central Student Government - $9.19
  • School/College Government - $1.50
  • Student Legal Services - $8.50
  • University Unions & Recreational Sports Facility Improvement Fee - $65.00
  • Temporary COVID-19 Health and Safety - $50.00

All law students are billed a $25 Student Activities Fee for each term. The first year there is an additional $20 fee per semester.

The University of Michigan requires payment of tuition, fees, and room and board charges at the beginning of each term. The Office of Student Financial Operations will email the first statement for fall term mid-August. A statement will be generated and sent via email on the 8th working day of every month in which there is any account activity or balance. Even if a statement is not received, students must pay the amount due by the deadline or be assessed a $30 late penalty per month. Students can also access their account information on Wolverine Access.

As in the past, students who do not meet the payment schedule will have a negative service indicator placed on their accounts, which prevents registration for subsequent terms and diplomas and transcripts from being released.

Full tuition can be refunded for a student who withdraws within three weeks of the first day of classes and half tuition can be refunded for a student who withdraws within six weeks of the first day of classes. (For the exact withdrawal dates for the current term, see the "Fee Adjustment Policy" in the online Registration Instructions.)

While students may make use of the University Health Service on a limited basis they are not provided with traditional health insurance, as is the case at some universities. Refer to additional insurance application information contained in the Law School Orientation Packet.

The University of Michigan Law School estimates that a single student will incur living expenses of approximately $21,900 during the eight months comprising the fall and winter terms.