Tuition and Living Expenses

The University of Dayton School of Law charges tuition per credit hour rather than per academic year. The cost per credit hour for the 2017–18 academic year is $1,149.

To encourage you to devote your full attention to the rigors of the first year of law school, UDSL policy prohibits employment during the first year (with the exception of holiday and summer breaks). After your first year, you may pursue part-time employment to help with tuition and other costs.

Below are student budgets, including tuition and living expenses, for the entering classes of Summer and Fall 2017. To assist you in financing your legal education, try the budget calculator on the Federal Student Aid website.

Entering Summer 2017 Class

STUDENT BUDGET FOR SUMMER 2017

Tuition (based on 14 semester hours) $16,086
University charge $130
Health, Counseling and Other Charges
$79
Books and supplies $750
Estimated Living and Personal Expenses
$8,000
Total $25,045

STUDENT BUDGET FOR FALL 2017 AND SPRING 2018

Tuition (based on 31 semester hours) $35,619*
University charge $260
Health, Counseling and Other Charges
$158
Books and supplies $1,500
Estimated Living and Personal Expenses
$16,000
Total $53,537

* Summer Starters in the Two-Year J.D. Program may vary the number of credits they take in the Spring Semester. All J.D. students must have 90 credits to graduate.

Entering Fall 2017 Class

STUDENT BUDGET FOR FALL 2017 AND SPRING 2018 SEMESTERS

Tuition (based on 29 semester hours) $33,321
University charge $260
Health, Counseling and Other Charges
$158
Books and supplies $1,500
Estimated Living and Personal Expenses
$16,000
Total $51,239

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School of Law

Keller Hall 
300 College Park 
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 2772

937-229-3555