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 2015–16 academic year is $1,137.

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 2015. To assist you in financing your legal education, try the budget calculator on the Federal Student Aid website.

Student Budget for Summer 2015

Tuition (based on 16 semester hours) $18,192
University charge $130
Health, Counseling and Other Charges
$79
Books and supplies $750
Estimated Living and Personal Expenses
$8,000
Total $27,151

Student Budget for Fall 2015 and Spring 2016

Tuition (based on 31 semester hours) $35,247**
University charge $260
Health, Counseling and Other Charges
$158
Books and supplies $1,500
Estimated Living and Personal Expenses
$16,000
Total $53,165

** This amount could increase for summer-starters in the Two-Year J.D. Program based on the number of credits they take in the Spring semester.

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School of Law

Keller Hall 
300 College Park 
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 2772

937-229-3555