Tuition & Financial Aid for JD

The costs of your legal education may seem daunting at first, but rest assured that our Office of Financial Aid is dedicated to helping you take advantage of every available financial aid opportunity as you earn your JD.

Annual Tuition and Fees | 2022-23

The Student Bar Association (SBA) assesses a fee of $35 per semester for full-time students and $2.00 per unit for part-time students. In addition, all students must pay a $5 per semester Loan Repayment Assistance Program (LRAP) fee. Tuition and fees for subsequent academic years have not yet been determined.

The Board of Trustees of the University of San Francisco reserves the right to change tuition, fees, and other charges at any time without notice.

Expense Full-Time Part-Time
Tuition $52,580 $1,820 per unit 
SBA Fees $70 $2.00 per unit
LRAP Fees $10 $10
Total $52,660 $36,400 + $50 fees (20 units average for continuing part time students at $1,820 per unit) 
$41,860 + $56 fees (23 units for new first year part time students at $1,820 per unit) entering Fall 2022

REFUNDS: You may find information about the university refund policy here. If withdrawing from school, a forfeiture of all non-refundable admission deposits will be assessed for new first year students. The final date to receive a refund is listed on the academic calendar.

Annual Cost of Living | 2022-23

Expense Off-Campus On-Campus
Room and Board $19,800 $20,930
Books and Supplies $1,600 $1,600
Transportation $1,200 $900
Personal Expenses $2,800 $2,800
Health Insurance* $3,480 $3,480
Total $28,880 $29,710

The annual cost of attendance budget is directly related to the amount of financial aid available to you each year. The total amount of financial aid, including private loans, cannot exceed the total cost of attendance budget. Housing estimates for off campus housing are based on sharedliving expenses. Please note that the annual cost of attendance budget for continuing 2L, 3L and 4Lpart time students is based on an average of 10 units for the fall semester and 10 units for the spring semester (20 units for the academic year). New first year part time students will be taking a total of 23 units for the academic year (11 Fall and 12 Spring). Part time budgets for individual students can be adjusted depending on the unit load per semester and actual tuition costs are calculated on a per unit basis. The cost of attendance budget can also be increased via a budget appeal approval process for certain expenses that a student may incur outside their normal budget such as medical or insurance costs, a one-time computer purchase, or child care costs. The cost of attendance budget can also be adjusted if a law student decides to enroll in a summer session program. Students should contact the law school's financial aid administrator for information on requesting an increase in the cost of attendance budget.

USF's Student Accounts Office is located in the Lone Mountain campus, room 203, and offers many payment options to facilitate tuition payment. Accepted methods of payment include personal checks, money orders, and bank wire transfers. Complete information about additional payment options, the payment plan, billing, and tuition payment due dates can be found online. The Student Accounts Office may be reached by phone at 415.422.2571 or by email at

Additional fees may apply. Visit the university's tuition pagefor more information.

*The annual cost of the University Health Insurance plan can be waived if a student provides proof of comparable coverage. Waiver information can be found online at: