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

 

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 www.fafsa.ed.gov.
  2. Submit the Application for Summer Assistance available on the Office of Financial Aid website - "Financial Aid Forms" page (Priority Deadline - April 15).
  3. If needed, complete a 2018-2019 Direct PLUS request online at https://studentloans.gov after April 1. Select/enter the summer only loan period (May through August). A separate application for fall/spring must also be submitted.
  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)
$11,928*
(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 $184 $184
     
Total $18,946 $18,946
 

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

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