Cost of Attendance

Estimated Attendance Cost

The chart below is used to determine financial need and is designed to provide students with a modest but realistic standard of living; it reflects the average education-related costs of attending Southwestern. The rent amount for on-campus housing reflects an average of units available but actual costs will range above and below that figure based on the specific unit a student selects. All amounts are estimates and your actual expenses may vary.

Extra costs that students with disabilities may incur while pursuing legal studies are considered when determining financial need. Federal and state programs may provide additional resources.

If your living expenses exceed the average living expenses, you should consider completing the Budget Increase Application. This may allow you to increase your overall budget and change your financial aid eligibility.

 

On
Campus,
Furnished
Apt.
(Monthly)

On
Campus,
Furnished
Apt.
(Annual)

Off
Campus,
House
or Apt.
(Monthly)

Off
Campus,
House
or Apt.
(Annual)

Off
Campus,
Relative's
Home
(Monthly)

Off
Campus,
Relative's
Home
(Annual)

ROOM & BOARD            
     Rent $1,507   $1,550   $275  
     Food $500   $500   $375  
     Utilities $100   $230   $85  
     Total $2,107   $2,280   $735  
BOOKS & SUPPLIES            
     Full-Time Day   $1,250   $1,250   $1,250
     Evening &
     PLEAS
  $800   $800   $800
     SCALE   $1,875   $1,875   $1,875
     LL.M. Full-Time   $1,000   $1,000   $1,000
     LL.M. Part-Time   $800   $800   $800
TRANSPORTATION            
     Gas & Oil $120   $240   $240  
     Car Ins. $130   $130   $130  
     Total $250   $370   $370  
PERSONAL            
     Health Ins.*   $4,069   $4,069   $4,069
     Clothing,
     Internet,
     Cellular, Ent.
$270   $350   $220  
     Total $270   $350   $220  
EXPENSE TOTAL $2,626
 
Add Insurance & Books $3,000 Add Insurance & Books $1,325
 
Add Insurance & Books

To determine your annual estimated Cost of Attendance:

  1. Multiply the applicable "Expense Total" by the number of months in the Academic Year. The academic year for Full Time and Part Time JD Programs is 9 months and does not include summer. The academic year for the SCALE program is 12 months.
  2. Add the applicable Health Insurance and Book/Supplies Amount for your program.
  3. Add the applicable Tuition Rate for your program.