Below are estimated expenses for UW Law School Graduate Programs students during the academic year. Actual expenses vary based on student lifestyle. These expenses are updated annually in August for the upcoming academic year. 

Estimated cost of attendance for Academic Year 2023-2024

Cost of Attendance is an estimate of the expenses a law student may incur during the academic year. This budget assumes you are living alone in a one bedroom apartment, and includes health insurance. First-year law students have an additional $1,000 added to their budget for the purchase of a computer. Please visit the Office of Student Financial Aid's website for further information about each expense category

Expenses Non-Resident & International Students Wisconsin Resident
Tuition & Fees



Required Course Material & Educational Supplies $2,450 $2,450
Housing & Meals $15,208 $15,208
Personal $6,012 $6,012
Transportation $1,500 $920
Total $78,026 $59,750

Tuition & Fees

Your tuition rate will be determined by a number of factors, including your academic program, your credit load, and your residency determination. Please visit the Bursar's Office's website for further information about tuition and fees

The Board of Regents sets tuition rates by early August for the upcoming academic year. Tuition and fees rates are subject to change. Please visit the Madison Budget Office's website to view tuition and fees rate history.

Tuition Due Dates & Payment Methods

Please visit the Bursar's Office's website for tuition due datestuition payment methods, and other tuition account information

Student Health Insurance Plan - Yearly Rates for International Students

Enrollment into the Student Health Insurance Plan is mandatory for international students. Below are annual health insurance rates for 2023-2024:

For more information on student health insurance for international students (and dependents), view the International Student Plan Summary of Benefits (PDF)

Student Employment

The Graduate Programs in Law are very demanding academic programs and students should not accept a position with more than 10-12 hours per week. If students are interested in pursuing student employment, please visit UW-Madison's Student Jobs website. Additionally, please review the Graduate Assistantship Policy, as the LL.M. programs are service-based pricing programs.

Coverage Type Annual
Student Only  $1,788
Student + Spouse/Partner $5,244
Student + Child $4,716
Student + Family $8,172

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