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 | 2019-20

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 $50,690 $1,815 per unit (3L and 4L Part Time students)
$1,755 per unit (1L and 2L Part Time students)
SBA Fees $70 $2.00 per unit
LRAP Fees $10 $10
$1,755 PER UNIT FOR 1L and 2L PART TIME (Fall 2018 and Fall 2019 entering class), BEGINNING Fall 2018 (22 UNITS REQUIRED) = $38,664

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 | 2019-20

Expense Off-Campus On-Campus LIVING WITH PARENTS
Room and Board $19,350 $19,720 $4,800
Books and Supplies $1,600 $1,600 $1,600
Transportation $1,200 $900 $1,200
Personal Expenses $2,800 $2,800 $2,800
Loan Origination Fees $1,787 $1,787 $1,787
Health Insurance $2,800 $2,800 $2,800
Total $29,537 $29,607 $14,987

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. Please note that the annual cost of attendance budget for part time students is based on 10 units for the fall semester and 10 units for the spring semester (20 units for the academic year). Part time budgets for individual students will 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 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 page for more information.