Cost of Attendance

The following chart outlines the cost of attendance (COA) for part-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 (if opted in). 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 part-time JD COA is for students enrolled below 12 credits per semester. Part-time JD students enrolled in 12 or more credits will be charged the tuition rate for full-time JD students. Enrollment in six credits per semester is required for receipt of federal financial aid.

The room allowance is based on shared accommodations. Part-time JD 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.

The chart below is based upon the standard 19 credits (10 fall semester/9 spring semester) for 1L part-time JD students. The COA for part-time students is adjusted based upon credit enrollment and the tuition charge is per credit.

Cost of Attendance (COA)
  Part-Time JD COA Living Expenses Budget Per Month
Tuition $39,102
($2,058 x 19 credits)
Fees $512  
Total Billable Charges $39,614  
Room $14,715 $1,635 (includes utilities)
Board $3,645 $405
Personal $2,385 $265
Transportation $2,292  
Books $1,176  
Loan Fees $1,139  
Total $64,966 $2,305 per month

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


Summer Semester

Part-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.