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Tuition and Costs for Law Students

What You Need to Know

Direct charges for tuition, fees, housing (University-owned) and meal plan rates are set on an annual basis by the University administration. Variable expenses such as books, supplies, personal spending and travel allowances are set by the Office of Financial Aid and the School of Law, and are based on average student expenses and federal guidelines.

The Office of Financial Aid, in consultation with the School of Law, establishes the annual student expense budget which represents the maximum amount of financial aid a student may receive over a standard academic year. Included in the student expense budget are commonly accepted educational expense allowances for items such as tuition, fees, books, supplies, living allowance and personal spending in accordance with federal regulations.

Because most law students attend full-time during the fall and spring semesters, our annual student expense budgets reflect these average cost of attendance figures. If your projected personal expenses are higher than our estimate, you are encouraged to contact the financial office within the law school to discuss your needs and the possibility of increasing your individual personal expense allowance.

Billing and Payment

The Office of Student Accounts is responsible for the billing and payment process for all law students. Each student has a student account, which summarizes all charges and payments made for University services. The transactions in this account accumulate over the entire enrollment period at the University of Dayton.

E-refunding is now the preferred method for refunding financial aid excesses to our students.

Adjustments to your schedule may affect your charges and aid so be sure to talk with the law school's financial aid office if you must drop a course (or courses).