Cost of Attendance

LL.M.

 

The cost of attendance (COA) for LL.M. students during one semester of the 2021-2022 nine-month academic year is located below. The non-billable charges below may be multiplied times two to determine living expense allocation over the entire academic year. 

For full-time LL.M. students completing the program in one fall/spring academic year, multiply the semester total by two for program cost. For part-time LL.M. students, multiply the number of credits per semester by the cost per credit below to determine the semester tuition charge and then add the semester living expenses for your total semester COA. For those attending during the summer semester, an additional COA chart is below outlining tuition and living expenses (based on 3 credit enrollment). Part-time LL.M. students typically complete their program over three semesters.

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.

Monthly living expenses: For the 2021-2022 (9-month academic year), students should budget approximately $2,300 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.

Cost of attendance (COA) for LL.M. students during the Fall 2021 semester of the 2021-2022 nine-month academic year
  LL.M. Full-Time
(12-17 credits per semester)
LL.M. Part-Time
(Based on 8 credits x $2,141 per credit)
Tuition $28,909
$17,128
(8 credits x $2,141 per credit)
Fees $576 $256
Total Billable Charges $29,485
(One semester)
$17,384
(One semester)
Room $7,457 $7,457
Board $1,822 $1,822
Personal $1,193 $1,193
Transportation $564 $700
Books $900 $600
Total for one semester $41,421 $29,156

Federal loan recipients requesting maximum will have an additional $756 per semester included in their COA 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 for one semester inclusive of the loan fees is $42,177 (full-time) or $29,912 (part-time).

Full-time students, including international student (for visa purposes), are automatically enrolled in the AU student health insurance. The charge in 2021-2022 is $1,981 for the academic year and is not included in the standard COA. Students with alternate coverage may waive the AU student health insurance through the Student Health Center. Metro U-pass for full-time students only (12 or more credits) is included in the mandatory student fees.

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 (if required). A separate form is required through the AUWCL Office of Financial Aid for both the computer and medical reimbursements and are posted on the Financial Aid Forms webpage.

The room allowance is based on shared accommodations. Enrollment in six credits per fall/spring semester is required for receipt of federal financial aid.

The COA for LL.M. students is adjusted based upon credit enrollment and the tuition charge is per credit.

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

SJD

 

The following chart outlines the billable charges for SJD students during the Fall 2021 semester based on the student’s year in program. The non-billable charges below may be multiplied times two to determine living expense allocation over the entire academic year. 

For a full cost of attendance (COA), add the billable charges below to the part-time LL.M. living expenses from the chart above (please note: the above figures are based upon one semester of enrollment) and/or the summer semester COA 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.

 
Billable charges for SJD students during the
Fall 2021 semester
Year of Study Total Billable Charges*
First Year $19,525
Second Year $4,538
Third Year $2,397
 

Full-time students, including international student (for visa purposes), are automatically enrolled in the AU student health insurance. The charge in 2021-2022 is $1,981 for the academic year and is not included in the standard COA. Students with alternate coverage may waive the AU student health insurance through the Student Health Center.

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 (if required). A separate form is required through the AUWCL Office of Financial Aid for both the computer and medical reimbursements and are posted on the Financial Aid Forms webpage.

The room allowance is based on shared accommodations. In compliance with federal regulations, AUWCL’s policy is to use an average of loan fees charges to all borrowers. Enrollment in six credits per fall/spring semester is required for receipt of federal financial aid.

The COA for SJD students is adjusted based upon credit enrollment and the tuition charge is per credit.

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

Summer Semester

 

LL.M. and SJD students enrolled in a minimum of three (3) 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 2021 (linked below) is only applicable during the dates of the classes 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 2021 Cost of Attendance

The summer financial aid application process includes:

  1. Complete a 2021-2022 FAFSA online .
  2. Submit the Application for Summer Assistance online - priority application deadline is April 28, 2021.
  3. Complete a 2021-2022 Direct PLUS request online
  4. Enroll in at least 3 credits to receive federal financial aid.

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