The following estimated costs provide a guide to the expenses you can expect
during the UW Law School year.
Of course, expenses vary from student to student, depending on living arrangements, personal expenses, and travel costs, etc. The budget assumes you are living alone in a one bedroom apartment. Also remember that costs may increase each year depending on the rate of inflation.
Attention Incoming 1Ls: It is important to note that you will not receive loan funds from the Bursar's Office until the week before classes begin, at the earliest. Therefore, you need to plan ahead and have your finances in order to pay bills, rent, etc. You cannot depend on your upcoming financial aid to cover expenses prior to that time.
If you have other questions or concerns regarding financial aid, please contact the Office of Student Financial Aid, #9701, 333 East Campus Mall, Madison, WI 53706 (608) 262-3060.
Total Standard Student Expense Budget for the Academic Year 2013-2014
|Books & Supplies||2,450||2,450||2,450|
|Room & Board
|Travel|| 1,024|| 1,024|| 1,024|
|Total:||$ 40,733||$ 59,431 ||$ 57,259|
Part-time students are charged on a per-credit basis.
Total "Thrifty Budget" Expenses for Academic Year 2013-2014
Students whose personal circumstances allow them to cut certain expenses from the Standard Student Expense Budget above, should consider following the "Thrifty Budget" listed below:
|Books & Supplies||$2,450||$2,450||$2,450|
|Room & Board*||$9,180||$9,180||$9,180|
*Room is based on sharing a one-bedroom apartment with a roommate or spouse.
**Miscellaneous includes $100 for the student's portion of renter's insurance and $180 for Direct loan fees. Health insurance is excluded.
Tuition information for veterans can be found on the website for the Office of the Registrar.
Fees and tuition
are subject to change and generally increase between 5% and 10% per academic
year. For more information, visit the UW
Registrar's Tuition Page (click on Law School).
Refund information may be found on the website for the Registrar under "Deadlines at a Glance." The date a course is dropped determines if a tuition refund will occur. For more information, please visit the Registrar's website and scroll down to "Tuition Adjustment & Refunding Schedule."
For updated Minnesota reciprocity information, check MHESO.
A primer on financial aid.
Information on awards and aid.
Tuition, Fees, & Refund Policy
Updated information on tuition and refund policy.