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.