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Cost of Attendance

Tuition and fees are combined with expected living expenses to create a standard cost of attendance. A cost of attendance is also referred to as a budget.

A student's financial aid in an academic year may not exceed the cost of attendance. Financial aid includes merit-based aid, loans, outside scholarships, and grants.

The charts below provide a breakdown of the 2020-21 Cost of Attendance based on program for fall/spring enrollment.

Tuition:

Tuition is charged on a per credit basis at $1675.00 per credit for the 2020-2021 academic year. Your tuition will be determined by your class and division.

Class Division Number of Credits Tuition
Fall, 2020 1st Yr JD Regular (full-time) 32 $53,600.00
2nd Yr JD Regular (full-time) 30 $50,250.00
3rd Yr JD Regular (full-time) 28 $46,900.00
Fall, 2020 1st Yr JD Extended (part-time) 24 $40,200.00
2nd, 3rd, 4th Yr JD Extended (part-time) 22 $36,850.00

Combine your tuition cost with the components below to calculate your Cost of Attendance.

2020-2021 COA Components for JD Students

 

    JD Regular Division JD Extended Division
  Off-Campus
(includes campus housing)
Commuter
(living with parents)
Off-Campus
(includes campus housing)
Commuter
(living with parents)
Fees* $180 $180 $180 $180
Personal $3,708 $3,708 $3,708 $3,708
Transportation $3,105 $3,105 $3,105 $3,105
Room & Board $12,582 $4,500 $12,582 $4,500
Books $1,650 $1,650 $1,320 $1,320
Loan Fees $1,274 $1,274 $1,274 $1,274
TOTAL $22,499 $14,417 $22,169 $14,087

2020-2021 Average Cost of Attendance:

 

    JD Regular Division JD Extended Division
  Off-Campus
(includes campus housing)
Commuter
(living with parents)
Off-Campus
(includes campus housing)
Commuter
(living with parents)
Estimated Credit Load 30 30 22 22
Cost per Credit $1,675.00 $1,675.00 $1,675.00 $1,675.00
Tuition $50,250 $50,250 $36,850 $36,850
Fees* $180 $180 $180 $180
Personal $3,708 $3,708 $3,708 $3,708
Transportation $3,105 $3,105 $3,105 $3,105
Room & Board $12,582 $4,500 $12,582 $4,500
Books $1,650 $1,650 $1,320 $1,320
Loan Fees $1,274 $1,274 $1,274 $1,274
TOTAL $72,749 $64,667 $59,019 $50,937

 *Students in their final year of law school will have an additional $675 added to their cost of attendance to cover the cost of one bar exam. 

LLM and Dual Degree JD Programs will have a COA calculated based on the following components and expected per credit enrollment for fall/spring. Tuition is charged on a per credits basis and is $1,675/credit for JD/LLM classes.  

   Off Campus
(includes campus housing)
 Commuter
(Living with parents)
Books $165 per course $165 per course
Room & Board $12,582 $4,500
Personal Expense $3,708 $3,708
Transportation $3,105 $3,105
Fees* $230 $230
Loan Fees $1,274 $1,274

*Fees include: Student Activity fee, Graduate Technology fee and Examsoft fee.

Please refer to the Tuition Rate and Payment Guide for current tuition rates.

 

2020-2021 Cost of Attendance Components:

Graduate Compliance Programs: Master of Jurisprudence or Graduate Certificates students will have a COA calculated based on the following components and expected per credit enrollment for fall/spring. Tuition is charged on a per credits basis and is $1,260.00/credit for MJ/LGC classes.

   Off Campus  Commuter
(Living with Parents)
Books $660 $660
Room & Board $12,582 $12,582
Personal Expense $3,708 $3,708
Graduate Technology Fee $70 $70
Loan Fees $184 $184

Please refer to the Tuition Rate and Payment Guide for current tuition rates.

2020-2021 COST OF ATTENDANCE COMPONENTS:

SJD Program: Doctor of Juridical Science (SJD) in Corporate and Business Law or Health Law is not eligible for Federal Financial Aid. However, if a student is planning on borrowing a private loan, an individual cost of attendance will developed in conjunction with the Director of the program based on the required curriculum and our standard budget components.

2020-2021 Cost of Attendance Components:

Legal Studies Programs: Bachelors, Associates and Certificate Students will have a COA calculated based on the following components and expected per credit enrollment for fall/spring. Tuition is charged on a per credits basis and is determined by type of class, Legal Studies ($499/credit) or Continuing Studies ($618/credit).

   Off Campus/Apt.  Commuter (Living with parents)
Books $150 per course $150 per course
Room & Board $12,582 $4,500
Personal Expense $3,708 $3,708
Transportation $1,800 $1,800
Loan Fees $103 $103

Please refer to the Tuition Rate and Payment Guide for current tuition rates.

Individual budgets may be altered to account for unusual or emergency situations that a student may encounter. These adjustments can only be made for expenses necessary for the student’s education. The student must fully document (copies of bills and detailed budget plan) any request for an increase in expenses.

Students with questions regarding their cost of attendance can contact the Delaware Law Office of Financial Aid.

Financial Aid Office

Phone: 302.477.2272
Fax: 302.477.2034
Email: [email protected]
Mail:
Widener University Delaware Law School
Financial Aid Office
4601 Concord Pike
Wilmington, DE 19803-0474