Tuition & Financial Aid for LLM and Masters Programs

Annual Tuition and Fees | 2019-20

There are no fees for students enrolled in the LLM in Taxation and Master of Legal Studies in Taxation programs. Students in the LLM in IP and Technology Law and LLM in International Transactions and Comparative Law programs pay the Student Bar Association (SBA) fee of $35 per semester for full-time students and $2 per unit for part-time students.

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. 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.

Program Tuition
LLM in Taxation $2,020 per unit
LLM in Intellectual Property and Technology Law Full-time: $49,000
Part-time: $1,960 per unit
LLM in International Transactions and Comparative Law Full-time: $49,000
Part-time: $1,960 per unit
Master of Legal Studies in Taxation $1,620 per unit

Financial Aid

Financial aid may be offered to international applicants demonstrating financial need and outstanding academic achievement. Since funds are limited, it is to the scholarship applicant's advantage to submit their complete application with supporting materials as early as possible.

In addition, Discover offers private loans to international students, who are neither citizens nor permanent residents if they have a credit-worthy US citizen as a co-signor. See Discover's website or call 1(877)728-3030.

U.S. citizens or Permanent Residents needing financial aid may submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by February 15. Such students may qualify for an Unsubsidized Federal Direct Stafford Loan of up to $20,500. Additional federal aid is available through the Federal Direct Graduate PLUS loan, a credit-based loan offered through the federal government.  Additional information on financial aid for U.S. citizens or U.S. Permanent Residents is available by visiting the USF School of Law's Financial Aid page

External Sources Of Financial Aid For International Students

Please be advised that this list is based on the most current data available and may be subject to change. Please consult the direct websites for the most updated information.

Searchable Library and General Financial Aid Web Resources

Specific Organizations Providing Grants or Scholarships

  • American Association of University Women Educational Foundation Fellowships and Grants lists International Fellowships that are awarded for full-time study or research in the United States to women who are not United States citizens or permanent residents.
  • Arthur C. Helton Fellowship Program provides “micro-grants” for students interested in international law, human rights, humanitarian affairs, and other similar areas. 
  • Edmund S. Muskie and Freedom Support Act Graduate Fellowship Programs The Edmund S. Muskie Graduate Fellowship Program brings emerging leaders in key professional fields from Eurasia to the United States for one to two years of graduate study at institutions across the United States. Check the website for updated deadlines.
  • Fondo Per Studenti Italiani (The Italian Student Loan Fund) offers financial aid to Italian university graduates, who wish to attend a post-graduate course (Master or Ph.D.) in the United States. Please check the website for specific eligibility requirements and updated deadlines.
  • Ford Foundation International Fellowships Program (IFP) provides opportunities for advanced study to individuals from IFP countries (check the listing on website). Check the website for application instructions and deadlines when new applicants are being accepted.
  • Fulbright Foundation, Institute for International Education allows foreign students to apply for Fulbright Fellowships through the Fulbright Commission/Foundation or U.S. Embassy in their home countries. The Institute of International Educations (IIE) arranges academic placement for most Fulbright nominees and supervises participants during their stay in the United States. Check the website for specific deadlines.
  • International Federation of University Women offers a limited number of grants and scholarships to women graduates for post-graduate study. Check national headquarters for specific deadlines.
  • Margaret McNamara Memorial Fund (MMMF) offers scholarships to women who are nationals of a developing country. More specific criteria are listed on the website. Check the website for a specific deadline.
  • Open Society Foundations work to build vibrant and tolerant democracies whose governments are accountable to their citizens. Grants, scholarships, and fellowships are awarded throughout the year. Deadlines vary.
  • Organization of American States (OAS); Education Portal of the Americas offers financial assistance to citizens of OAS member states. Leos S. Rowe Pan American Fund is an educational loan program of the OAS. They grant interest-free loans (up to $15,000) to citizens from Latin American and Caribbean countries to finance their studies in accredited universities in the US. OAS Website; Education Portal of the Americas.
  • P.E.O. International, P.E.O. International Peace Scholarship Fund was established in 1949 to provide scholarships for international women students to pursue graduate study in the United States and Canada. Please check the website for specific eligibility requirements.
  • Rotary International sponsors academic year scholarships. While abroad, scholars serve as goodwill ambassadors to the host country and give presentations about their homelands to Rotary clubs and other groups. Upon returning home, scholars share with Rotarians and others the experiences that led to a greater understanding of their host country. Deadlines vary.
  • World Wide Studies (for students from Ukraine) awards grants to Ukrainian students to get Master’s degrees.
  • For further, more country/region-specific information please contact us.