Sturm College of Law
Cost of Attendance
Below, you'll see estimated costs for students in Sturm College of Law programs.
We do not automatically assume students in the law school will take courses in the summer term, so you won't see those costs listed below. Eligibility for financial aid for the summer is limited; if you need aid for the summer term, you must complete a separate application in the spring.
Learn more about direct vs. indirect costs.Cost of Attendance Overview
Estimate Your Bill:
The figures listed below are general estimates. If you'd like to get a more precise calculation of what you'll be billed each quarter of the 2020-21 academic year, use our estimated billing worksheet. (Note: To use this worksheet, you'll need a financial aid offer, which is sent once you have applied for aid and have been admitted to a graduate program.)
> Download the 2020-2021 Estimated Billing Worksheet (Excel document)
JD Program Costs
These costs reflect the academic year (fall and spring semester), and should be used for general planning purposes. Your individual costs may vary depending on the number of classes you take each semester.
Master's Program Costs
These costs reflect the academic year, and should be used for general planning purposes. Your individual costs may vary depending on the number of classes you take each term.
Enrollment Adjustments for Law Students
Your cost of attendance and financial aid are based on the typical enrollment in your program:
- Full-time JD students and most LLM and master's students: 12-15 credits
- Part-time JD students: 8-11 credits
- Part-time MSLA students: 4-7 credits
We verify the enrollment all students enrolled in the Sturm College of Law (with the exception of graduate tax students) at the end of the 100% add/drop period each semester. If you are enrolled for fewer or more credits than listed above—or you are enrolled for both semester and quarter credits—you may need to have your cost of attendance and financial aid adjusted. If you are enrolled in fewer credits than anticipated, your financial aid refund may be too large and DU will bill you for overpayment after the end of the add/drop period. If you are enrolled in more credits than anticipated, you will receive a smaller refund to use for living expenses (if you plan on borrowing for those).
You can revise your cost of attendance by completing an Enrollment Adjustment Form and indicating your intended enrollment in the "Standard Enrollment Adjustment" or "Dual-Degree Enrollment" sections.
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