Cost of Attendance

LL.M.

 

The cost of attendance (COA) for LL.M. students during one semester of the 2019-2020 nine-month academic year is located below. 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 6 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 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.

 
Cost of attendance (COA) for LL.M. students during one semester of the 2019-2020 nine-month academic year
  LL.M. Full-Time
(12-17 credits per semester)
LL.M. Part-Time
(Based on 8 credits x $2,099 per credit)
Tuition $28,342 $16,792
(8 credits x $2,099 per credit)
Fees $576 $256
Total Billable Charges $28,918
(1 semester)
$17,048
(1 semester)
Room $7,398 $7,398
Board $1,823 $1,823
Personal $1,192 $1,192
Transportation $564 $805
Books $900 $600
Total for 1 semester* $40,795 $28,866
 

Federal loan recipients may borrow up to an additional $914 (full-time) or $635 (part-time) per semester 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 $41,709 (full-time) or $29,501 (part-time).

Full-time students, including international student (for visa purposes), are automatically enrolled in the AU student health insurance. The charge in 2018-2019 is $1750 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 in the MyWCL portal.

The room allowance is based on shared accommodations. Part-time LL.M. students receive an adjusted transportation allowance since the Metro pass is not available. Enrollment in six credits per 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 2019-2020 nine-month academic year based on the student’s year in program. 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 2019-2020 nine-month academic year
Year of Study Total Billable Charges*
First Year $38,294
Second Year $8,908
Third Year $4,710
 

* Full-time students, including international student (for visa purposes), are automatically enrolled in the AU student health insurance. The charge in 2018-2019 is $1750 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 in the MyWCL portal.

The room allowance is based on shared accommodations. SJD students receive an adjusted transportation allowance since the Metro pass is not available. 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 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 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 www.fafsa.ed.gov.
  2. Submit the Application for Summer Assistance  - Available in mid-spring
  3. Complete a 2019-2020 Direct PLUS request online at https://studentloans.gov 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.