The following chart outlines the cost of attendance (COA) for full-time JD students during the 2017-2018 nine-month academic year. 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.
The room allowance is based on shared accommodations. Full-time JD students receive an adjusted transportation allowance due to the Metro pass charge in the student fees. In compliance with federal regulations, AUWCL’s policy is to use an average of loan fees charges to all borrowers.