Understanding Your Financial Responsibilities
Pursuing a legal education requires a significant investment of various resources—including time and money. We want to provide you information to help you understand the financial investment that is required of you as a Case Western Reserve University School of Law student.
In addition to the information presented here, our admissions officers can assist you with general questions regarding financial matters. Also, our law school has a special office that helps both enrolled and prospective students understand and manage the financial responsibilities of being a law student, including the process of applying for student loans.
Can't find an answer to one of your financial aid questions? Feel free to contact the Law Student Financial Services Office.
Cost of a Legal Education at Case Western Reserve Law School
Costs indicated are for the 2020-2021 school year.
Costs Paid Directly to CWRU
- Tuition: $55,100
- Tuition per credit hour: $2,300 per credit hour
- Student Activities Fee: $148
- Graduate Student Council Fee (estimated): $30 (estimated)
- Health Insurance (estimated): $2,330 (estimated)
Associated Costs Paid to Others
- Books and supplies (estimated, will vary): $1,800
- Living Expenses (estimated, will vary): $20,168 (nine-month budget)
All students, whether they live on or off-campus, may choose to participate in a university meal plan. In 2020–2021, meal plans start at $6,314 per year (estimated, will vary).
Parking and Transportation
Student parking permits range in cost, depending on the location of the assigned lot. Free shuttle buses operate day and night on a regular schedule around the campus. For more information about transportation, visit Access Services.
Tuition Refund Policy
Student billing transactions are handled by the University Controller's office. To view tuition refund policies, visit the University Registrar.