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The Master of Laws Program

Tuition, Expenses, & Financial Aid

Tuition and fees are among the least expensive in the country among top ranked law schools. Please note that tuition and fees are set by the Texas Legislature and the University of Texas Board of Regents, and are subject to change without notice. Tuition and fees are updated on our website as they change.

Estimated budget for LL.M. students
2013–14 school year (based on 24 credit hours)

Expenses Non-Resident Texas Resident
Tuition & Fees $42,686 $28,746
Books $1,294 $1,294
Room & Board $12,420 $12,420
Transportation $1,470 $1,470
Personal & Miscellaneous $3,890 $3,890
Health Insurance $1,300 $1,300
Total estimated costs $63,060 $49,120

Tuition and fees rates are posted by the Student Accounts Receivables office of the University of Texas. Questions regarding tuition and fees should be directed to Tuition and Fee Billing at (512) 475-7777.

Financial Aid

Admitted applicants who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents are eligible to apply for financial aid. Students may qualify for financial aid for the 24 credit hours required to obtain the LL.M. degree. Federal regulations will NOT permit students to borrow funds in excess of the total amount of the attendance budget. Interested students should review the Law School's financial aid website.

International students must have sufficient funding to finance the full course of study, through personal resources, government or private funding. Scholarships and financial aid for foreign students are not generally available.

International students are encouraged to seek financial aid and scholarship funds from sources in their home countries. For assistance in locating sponsoring organizations, contact EducationUSA, the U.S. Embassy or Consulate, or the U.S. Information Agency in your country.

The information on this financial aid opportunities page (PDF) has been compiled to assist you in your search for aid. Please be aware that sites may change at any time, the funding awards may increase, decrease or be eliminated without notices. Please check the websites for deadlines and requirements. Deadlines are often very early.

Health Insurance

International Students

Enrollment in the University of Texas endorsed student health insurance plan is mandatory and automatic for international students. The cost of the insurance is added directly to the student's fee bill. Individual student minimum mandatory coverage will cost approximately $1,450 per year, plus $120 for early arrival.*

Health insurance coverage is optional for an accompanying spouse and children of F-1 visa holders, but strongly encouraged. Annual spouse insurance coverage is $4,067 and child coverage is $2,235. The child coverage includes one or more children.*

Health insurance coverage is mandatory for an accompanying spouse and children of J-1 visa holders, under Department of State regulations. Insurance coverage for a spouse and for children is not included in the student's tuition bill. Coverage must be purchased separately from United Healthcare Student Resources.

*Insurance rates are posted as soon as available on the International Office website.

Waiver of Student Health Insurance

Students may be eligible to waive the student health insurance plan if qualifying alternate private health insurance is presented to the International Office by the appropriate deadline. Please see the International Office website for the private health insurance waiver form.

U.S. citizens or Permanent Residents

Health insurance coverage for U.S. citizens and permanent residents is optional. Coverage may be purchased separately from United Healthcare Student Resources on the University Health Services website. It is highly recommended if a student does not have another health insurance policy.

Additional information, including insurance waiver information, is available on the International Office website and the University Health Services website.