Cost of Attendance

First-Year Law Student
Cost of Attendance 2018-2019

Utah Resident Living with Parents Utah Resident Living on Campus Utah Resident Living Off Campus Non-Resident Living with Parents Non-Resident Living On Campus Non-Resident Living Off Campus
Tuition & Fees $28,354 $28,354 $28,354 $37,011 $37,011 $37,011
Room & Board $2,520 $10,314 $10,980 $2,520 $10,314 $10,980
Books & Supplies** $3,676 $3,676 $3,676 $3,676 $3,676 $3,676
Travel $1,278 $1,278 $1,278 $1,278 $1,278 $1,278
Loan Fees $376 $376 $376 $376 $376 $376
Miscellaneous $3,708 $3,708 $3,708 $3,708 $3,708 $3,708
TOTAL $39,912 $47,706 $48,372 $48,569 $56,363 $57,029

 ** The budget includes the onetime $2,300 cost incurred for the purchase of a laptop computer. The 2018 – 2019 cost of attendance budget (“COA”) above is for the nine-month academic year and is set by the University Office of Financial Aid. Summer school students have an additional COA created for that term. The COA for a student with children under the age of 12 may be increased—depending on the age of each child—$3,700 – $5,225 a year for child day-care expenses. The “Total” figure at the bottom of each column is the maximum amount that a student in that status may qualify for in financial aid. A student may not receive more than that total amount in a combination of loans, scholarships, work-study, or tuition waivers. The amounts for the five categories of costs in the chart are established using federal guidelines that refer to a variety of sources in determining the COA for an average student.

S.J. Quinney College of Law
2018-2019 Tuition & Fees Schedule

Credit Hours Resident
Tuition & Fees
Non-Resident
Tuition & Fees
Block I
1-8 Credits
$7,311.21 $9,475.56
Block II
9-16 Credits
$14,177.19 $18,505.88
First-year students are enrolled for
15 credits per semester

This Cost of Attendance Budget (COA) chart is for the nine-month 2018-2019 academic term.  If a student attends summer school, an additional COA is created for that period. The “Total” figure at the bottom of each column is the maximum amount that a student in that status may qualify for in financial aid. A number of programs assist you in financing your legal education, including merit and need-based scholarships, fellowships, summer stipends, loans, and part-time employment. Check out our financial aid page for links to these resources. Tuition information is available at http://fbs.admin.utah.edu/income/tuition/.

A student may not receive more than that total amount in a combination of loans, scholarships, work-study, or tuition waivers.  The amounts for the six categories of costs in the chart are established using federal guidelines that refer to a variety of sources in determining the COA for an average student.  The COA for a student with children under the age of 12 may be increased, depending on the age of each child, $3,700-$5,225 a year for child care expenses.

Non-Resident Classification

Like non-resident students at the School of Medicine and the School of Dentistry, College of Law students will not be eligible for residency reclassification once they begin their law school studies, and will pay tuition at the non-resident rate for the duration of those studies even during approved “Leaves of Absence.” This University institutional residency policy supersedes all other means of qualifying for residency reclassification as outlined in the Board of Regents Policy R512 with the exception of the “Military Service” exceptions found in R512.6.