Tuition & Fees
Cost of Attendance: 2017 - 2018
(Nine-Month Academic Year)

 

Full-Time

(12-17 credits)

Part-Time

(below 12 credits)
 
 
Tuition $53,692 $37,772 ($1,988 x 19 credits) (1)  
Fees $1,140 $512

Living Expenses
Budget Per Month

  $54,832 (2) $38,284
 
Room (3) $14,400 $14,400 $1,600 (includes utilities)
Board $3,600 $3,600 $400
Personal $2,340 $2,340 $260
Transportation (4) $1,140 $2,292  
Books $1,565 $1,176  
Loan Fees (5) $1,897 $1,444
 
Total $79,774 $63,536 $2,260 per month
  1. Standard first-year (JD) course load. Financial Aid is prorated to actual credit hours at $1,988 per credit.
  2. Figure does not include the cost of AU Health Insurance which you may be required to purchase if you are not already covered by your own (or parent) health plan. Funding for assessed AU coverage is available upon request.
  3. Room allowance is based on shared housing accommodations.
  4. Transportation is adjusted to reflect Metro pass for full-time students only. Mandatory associated charge is included in student fees.
  5. In compliance with federal regulations, AUWCL's policy is to use an average of loan fees charged to all borrowers.

The Cost of Attendance (COA) is the maximum amount of financial aid permitted from all sources during the nine-month school year. Institutional funds awarded by WCL, in combination with tuition-only outside assistance, cannot exceed WCL tuition.

While the COA cannot be increased to meet non-educational obligations, documented extraordinary expenses and/or special needs may be considered per federal regulations. The COA can be increased for a one-time computer and/or related equipment purchase under specified conditions.

In determining how best to cover expenses, consider the budget in its entirety with thought of adjusting expenses in one category to meet costs that may be higher in another. It should be noted that the room allowance is based on shared housing accommodations. Enrollment in six credit hours per semester is required for receipt of financial aid. Students taking more than 17 credits (with Registrar approval) are charged per credit above the standard rate.


Summer Application Process

  1. Complete a 2017-2018 FAFSA
  2. Submit the Application for Summer Assistance available under the Forms section of the WCL Financial Aid Office Website (Priority Deadline - May 1)
  3. If needed, complete a graduate PLUS request online at https://studentloans.gov
  4. Enroll in at least 6 credits to receive federal financial aid

Summer 2017 Cost of Attendance

Costs are associated with and limited to the period of enrollment

 

On-Campus

Study Abroad

Tuition/Fees (6 credits) $11,567 $11,567
Room/Board $5,000 $3,800
Books/Supplies/Personal $1,040 $1,040
Transportation $639 $1,839*
Loan Fees $124 $124
Total $18,370 $18,370
  • *Includes Airfare and local transportation

  • Tuition = $1,921 per credit hour
  • Fees = $41

Enrollment in a minimum of 6 credit hours is required to receive federal financial aid. In compliance with federal regulations, WCL’s policy is to use an average of loan fees charged to all borrowers and included this as part of each student’s cost of attendance. Currency adjustments and living costs have been considered for all study abroad programs. Cost of attendance allowances for WCL students attending other institutions/programs are determined by the host institution/program.

In determining how best to cover expenses, consider the budget in its entirety with thought of adjusting expenses in one category to meet costs that may be higher in another. It should be noted that the room allowance is based on shared housing accommodations.




AU Washington College of Law reserve the right to modify or change the contents of the student budget without notice.