Scholarships and financing

Cost of attendance

2023-24 program tuition

  • Resident tuition: $1,186.20 per credit hour
  • Non-resident tuition: $1,301.31 per credit hour
  • Registration fee: $354.77 per semester
  • Student service fee: $61.31 per credit hour

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Note: Tuition and fees are subject to change without notice by action of the Board of Governors.

Resident tuition is available to Michigan residents and those who qualify for the university's Good Neighbor Program, including residents of Ontario, Canada, or the contiguous counties of Ohio (Fulton, Lucas, Ottawa, and Williams counties).

Other estimated yearly expenses

2024 - 2025 academic year estimates - The following are estimated costs for students attending full-time in the fall and winter semesters. More information about the cost of attendance can be found on the Financial Aid website. Your estimated costs can be viewed in the Financial Aid Portal in Academica.

  • Housing and food: $15,270 estimated housing and food costs.
  • Books, supplies, & equipment: $2,468 estimated costs.
  • Transportation: $3,676 estimated costs which include parking on campus.
  • Personal Expenses: $3,008 estimated amount a student may choose to spend on personal needs.
  • Loan fee: If you choose to borrow, $200 estimate fee deducted prior to disbursement.
  • Bar Exam Fees: $776 in your final year of law school.


You will automatically be considered for an LL.M.-specific scholarship if you complete your application by June 1, 2023. Beyond this program, there are several options to help you pay for your investment, including federal student loans, private educational loans, and on-campus employment opportunities.

Federal regulations and university policy require the Office of Student Financial Aid to consider scholarships as financial resources in determining financial need. Therefore, a scholarship award may reduce loan eligibility.


LL.M. students are also eligible to apply for student loans from the federal government to cover tuition and living expenses. To determine your eligibility, complete a government form called the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) as soon as possible after you are admitted to the program.

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For information pertaining to North American Indian education grants, AmeriCorps, and military and veterans assistance, visit the Financial Aid website.

Cost of living

Michigan is in the Midwest region of the United States. This region consists of 12 states near the Great Lakes, a system of five freshwater lakes. The Midwest region is known for its agriculture, industry, health care and, increasingly, education. This area is an affordable place to live, work and raise a family.

If you are moving to Michigan for the first time, this cost of living calculator may help you compare prices on every-day items, such as food, clothing, housing, medicine and utilities:

If you are transferring to the Midwest region from within the United States, this calculator provides cost-of-living estimates based on salary.