The following budgets are estimated expenses for UW Law School students during the academic year. Actual expenses vary based on student lifestyle. These budgets are updated annually in August for the upcoming academic year.

Standard Student Expense Budget for Academic Year 2019-2020

The Standard Student Expense Budget (or "cost of attendance") represents the maximum estimated expenses that a law student will incur during the academic year. This budget assumes you are living alone in a one bedroom apartment, and includes health insurance. First-year law students have an additional $1,000 added to their budget for the purchase of a computer. Please visit the Office of Student Financial Aid's website for further information about each expense category

Expenses Resident Non-Resident
Tuition $25,687.40 $44,383.64
Books & Supplies $2,450.00 $2,450.00
Room & Board $12,974.00 $12,974.00
Miscellaneous $5,231.00 $5,231.00
TrANSPORTATION $860.00 $860.00
Loan Fees $230.00 $230.00
Total: $47,432.40 $66,128.64

"Thrifty Budget" for Academic Year 2019-2020

Students whose personal circumstances allow them to cut expenses from the Standard Student Expense Budget should consider following the "Thrifty Budget" listed below. This budget assumes reduced room costs, and does not include health insurance.

Expenses Resident Non-Resident
Tuition & fees $25,687.40 $44,383.64
Books & Supplies $2,450.00 $2,450.00
Room & Board $11,458.00 $11,458.00
Miscellaneous $2,296.00 $2,296.00
Transportation $860.00 $860.00
Loan Fees $230.00 $230.00
Total: $42,981.40 $61,677.64

Tuition & Fees

Your tuition rate will be determined by a number of factors, including your academic program, your credit load, and your residency determination. Please visit the Bursar's Office's website for further information about tuition and fees

The Board of Regents sets tuition rates by early August for the upcoming academic year. Tuition and fees rates are subject to change. Please visit the Madison Budget Office's website to view tuition and fees rate history.

Tuition Due Dates & Refund Policy

Please visit the Bursar's Office's website for tuition due dates, tuition payment methods, and other tuition account information

The date you drop a course determines whether a tuition refund will occur. Please visit the Office of the Registrar's website for tuition refund dates and deadlines, and the Bursar's Office's website for information about tuition adjustment on dropped or added classes

Office of Student Financial Aid

333 East Campus Mall #9701
Madison, WI 53715
finaid@finaid.wisc.edu
(608) 262-3060

Law School Admissions and Financial Aid Office

975 Bascom Mall, Room 4314
Madison, WI 53706
admissions@law.wisc.edu
(608) 262-5914

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