Cost of Attendance

The cost of attendance (COA) for full-time JD students during the 2019-2020 nine-month academic year is located below. The COA is the maximum amount of financial aid permitted from all sources. Institutional funds awarded by AUWCL, in combination with tuition-only outside assistance, cannot exceed AUWCL 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, as well as to cover the cost of AUWCL medical insurance. A separate form is required through the AUWCL Office of Financial Aid for both the computer and medical reimbursements and are posted in the MyWCL portal.

The full-time JD COA is for students enrolled between 12 and 17 credits. Students taking more than 17 credits (with Registrar approval) are charged per credit above the standard rate. Enrollment in six credits per semester is required for receipt of federal financial aid.

Monthly living expenses: For the 2019-2020 (9-month academic year), students should budget approximately $2,200 per month for living expenses with approximately $1,650 of that allocated to rent and utilities. The total figure includes room (shared accommodations), board, and personal expenses.

  Full-time JD cost of attendance  
Tuition $56,684  
Fees $1,152  
Total Billable Charges $57,836  
Room $14,796  
Board $3,645  
Personal $2,385  
Transportation $1,128  
Books $1,800  
Total $81,590  

Federal loan recipients may borrow up to an additional $1,828 to help offset federal loan fees incurred at disbursement. The additional loan fee allocation is an average amount for all AUWCL loan borrowers. The updated total maximum COA inclusive of the loan fees is $83,418.

AUWCL reserves the right to modify or change the contents of the cost of attendance without notice.

Summer Semester

Full-time JD students enrolled in a minimum of six (6) credit hours, including courses on main campus, during the summer semester may be eligible to apply for financial aid through the Direct PLUS Loan program. The cost of attendance (COA) for summer 2019 (linked below) is only applicable during the dates of the credits for which you are registered. Financial aid is not available during periods of non-enrollment.

Currency adjustments and living costs have been considered for all study abroad programs. Cost of attendance allowances for AUWCL students attending other institutions/programs are determined by the host institution/program. The room allowance is based on shared housing accommodations. Students whose course dates are all less than two weeks are not eligible for living expenses.

Please note: Living expense refunds, if applicable, are available after all spring grades are posted and satisfactory academic progress is confirmed. Financial aid cannot disburse early to cover expenses.

Summer 2019 Cost of Attendance

The summer financial aid application process includes:

  1. Complete a 2019-2020 FAFSA online at
  2. Submit the Application for Summer Assistance  - Available in mid-spring
  3. Complete a 2019-2020 Direct PLUS request online at after April 1. 
  4. Enroll in at least 6 credits to receive federal financial aid.

AUWCL reserves the right to modify or change the contents of the cost of attendance without notice.