Financial Information

Tuition and Fees for the 2023-24 Academic Year

  • $67,008 annual tuition, divided between the fall and spring semesters
  • $120 Student Bar Association fee (JD students)
  • $70 Legal LAUNCH Week fee
  • $2,232 university health insurance*; see details on the Student Health Services website
  • $616 university health and wellness fee (mandatory)
  • Yellow tag parking permit (cost TBD); for alternative transportation options, visit the Parking & Transportation website
  • $1,500 books and supplies (estimate)
  • $14,868 room and board (estimate); contact our housing concierge for assistance and high-quality, lower-cost options near campus
  • $5,000 personal and other expenses (estimate)

All Washington University students are required to carry health insurance. Full-time graduate students on the Danforth Campus are automatically enrolled in (and billed for) the basic student health insurance plan unless proof of comparable coverage is provided. (International students are not eligible to waive out of the insurance plan.) For details about available plans or waiving options, visit the Student Health Services website.

Note: Tuition and fees are subject to change each year.

Withdrawal From School and Tuition Refunds

Students who are considering withdrawing from law school are encouraged to consult with Elizabeth Walsh, Associate Dean for Students. To withdraw, a student should provide written notification to the Registrar’s and Financial Aid Offices and obtain written approval from Dean Elizabeth Walsh. Students who withdraw after a school term is underway will ordinarily receive a tuition refund based on the date they notify Dean Walsh in writing of their intent to withdraw.

Withdrawal Date Refund
Within first week of classes 100%
Within second week of classes 80%
Within third or fourth week of classes 60%
After the fourth week and before the end of the eighth week of classes 40%
After the eighth week of classes* 0%

There is no refund after the eighth week of the semester except for withdrawals for reasons of health. Such reasons must be certified or verified by Student Health Services, in which case the law school will make a pro rata refund of tuition if notice of withdrawal is received before the end of the twelfth week of the semester.

Financial Aid

To apply for loans, students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the Washington University application for financial aid.

The FAFSA can be filed online at The FAFSA code for Washington University is 002520. The FAFSA requires approximately 10 working days to issue the need analysis to the school. It is the student's responsibility to secure financial aid forms and to meet all deadlines.

For questions about tuition and financial aid at WashULaw, please call 314-935-4605 or email Carrie Burns.

Academic Load Status for Financial Aid, Immigration and Enrollment Verification

Status Enrolled Units of Credit
Full time 9 credit-bearing units (semester hours) in a term, per standard across US higher education
Half time 4.5-8.99 credit-bearing units
Less than half time <4.5 credit-bearing units
Summer terms 6 units = full time; 3-5.99 units = half time; <3 units = less than half time

Contact Info

Contact:Carrie Burns