Cost of Attendance

The following chart outlines the cost of attendance (COA) for full-time JD students during the 2018-2019 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.

Cost of Attendance (COA)
  Full-Time JD COA Living Expenses Budget Per Month
Tuition $55,572  
Fees $1,140  
Total Billable Charges $56,712  
Room $14,715 $1,635 (includes utilities)
Board $3,645 $405
Personal $2,385 $265
Transportation $1,140  
Books $1,565  
Loan Fees $1,760  
Total $81,922 $2,305 per month

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

Summer Semester

The following chart outlines the cost of attendance (COA) for students during the 2018 summer semester and is only applicable during the period of enrollment. The COA is the maximum amount of financial aid permitted from all sources. Enrollment in a minimum of 6 credit hours is required to receive federal financial aid. 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.

The summer financial aid application process includes:

  1. Complete a 2018-2019 FAFSA online at
  2. Submit the Application for Summer Assistance available on the Office of Financial Aid website - "Financial Aid Forms" page (Priority Deadline - April 15).
  3. Complete a 2018-2019 Direct PLUS request online at after April 1. 
  4. Enroll in at least 6 credits to receive federal financial aid.
Summer 2018 Cost of Attendance (COA)
  On-Campus COA Study Abroad COA
Tuition $11,928*
(6 credits)
(6 credits)
Fees $41 $41
Total Billable Charges $11,969 $11,969
Room/Board $5,100 $3,900
Books/Supplies/Personal $1,054 $1,054
Transportation $639 $1,839**
Loans Fees $510 $510
Total $19,272 $19,272

* Tuition = $1,988 per credit hour
**Includes airfare and local transportation