Tuition and Living Expenses

for Graduate Program Law Students

International students may also find the budget sheet prepared by the International Student Services office very helpful. http://iss.wisc.edu/


Expenses
Costs
Tuition (12 credits each semester - estimated)

Food and housing (12 months) (estimated)
$33,500 (for 2 semesters)


$19,051
Incidentals (clothing, local transportation, personal items) (estimated)

$3,900

Books and supplies (estimated)

$1,200
Health insurance for a single international student; mandatory for international students.  Rates are based on student's age as of August 15, 2017.  ESTIMATED

$2,076 age 26 & above;
$1,392 age 25 & under


Add the US dollar amounts of the five Expenses categories given above to get the total amount needed for the I-20 document.
 


If you are an international student accompanied by one or more family members, you will need to show additional financial documentation:


Spouse's living expenses, not including insurance

Add $5,750 to the above amounts.
Each child's living expenses, not including insurance or childcareAdd $7,850 for EACH child to the above amounts.
Health Insurance ESTIMATES: For the international student and dependents  ("age" refers to age of student, not dependents, and is based on student's age as of August 15, 2017).  See additional information below at 2. If you will be accompanied by only one dependent, a spouse/partner:Omit the health insurance amount above and in its place add:

$3,204 age 26 & above;
$2,904 age 25 & under
If you will be accompanied by  only one dependent, a child:Omit the health insurance amount above and in its place add:

$2,808 age 26 & above;
$2,544 age 25 & under
If you will be accompanied by  more than one dependent-family coverage: Omit the health insurance amount above and in its place add:
$5,955 age 26 & above;
$5,388 age 25 & under

1 For tuition information for fewer credits, link to the Tuition Information page, select the semester desired, and choose "Combined Law/Graduate." This will give you the tuition schedules for master's students and also for S.J.D. students who are not dissertators.
  Students in the research LL.M. program (NOT the LL.M.-Legal Institutions program) who have satisfied the physical presence residence requirement (after 2 semesters) are allowed to take 3 credits/semester to maintain full-time student status.
   S.J.D. students who have been told they have dissertator status pay tuition using the "Dissertator" tuition schedule.

To get the full tuition schedule (pdf format), choose "All Careers" on the tuition information page.

The annual health insurance rates for an international student's spouse/partner or dependent vary depending on the enrolling student's age. For additional information, see the Student Health Insurance ("SHIP") website.

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