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Estimated Budget

The chart below shows an estimated Fall/Spring budget for First Year resident and non-resident Law School students taking 30 hours during 2014–2015.

First Year Student*
Fall/Spring Budget 2014 – 2015
Expenses Resident Non-Resident
Tuition & Fees $33,162 $49,244
Books & Supplies $1,386 $1,386
Room & Board $12,620 $12,620
Travel $1,490 $1,490
Misc $3,950 $3,950
Loan fees $1,090 $1,360
Total $53,698 $70,050

Students enrolled in joint degree programs: please visit http://www.utexas.edu/business/accounting/pubs/tf_dualdegree1213.pdf

The chart below shows an estimated Fall/Spring budget for continuing resident and non-resident Law School students taking 28 hours during 2014–2015.

Continuing Student*
Fall/Spring Budget 2014 – 2015
Expenses Resident Non-Resident
Tuition & Fees $31,590 $46,906
Books & Supplies $1,386 $1,386
Room & Board $12,620 $12,620
Travel $1,490 $1,490
Misc $3,950 $3,950
Loan fees $1,090 $1,360
Total $52,126 $67,712

*Tuition, fees, and charges are subject to change by administrative, legislative, or regent action, and changes become effective on the date enacted. The following tuition information should be used only as a guideline for estimating charges.

The tuition and fees will vary depending upon when you first started law school. Please refer to the following chart: http://www.utexas.edu/business/accounting/sar/t_f_rates.html

Law School students are charged flat-rate tuition. The Dollars and Sense Web site contains important information about tuition: how rates are set, tuition costs, and how tuition is used. The Frequently Asked Questions page provides information about flat-rate tuition.

NOTE: Federal regulations will NOT permit you to borrow funds in excess of the total amount of your attendance budget less any scholarships or grants.

Your budget may be adjusted upward for:

  • Unexpected medical expenses not covered by insurance,
  • Supervised childcare expenses for children 12 years of age and under, and/or
  • Cost of a laptop computer. (see laptop purchase)

Your budget may NOT be adjusted for:

  • Mortgage payments;
  • Spousal maintenance expenses;
  • Dependent maintenance expenses;
  • The cost of owning, insuring, and maintaining a car; or
  • Credit card payments.

All budget adjustments require additional documentation. Contact your financial aid counselor for assistance.