Tuition and Expenses

Annual Tuition and Costs

Tuition and other costs for an LL.M. at the University of Georgia are very affordable, making enrolling at Georgia Law a tremendous investment in your legal career.   Athens is an ideal locale for legal study.  Housing, food, and other costs are considerably lower than in a major metropolitan area.


2013-2014 Out-of-State Tuition and Fees: $38,172*

Health insurance estimate: $1,381 - $1,782

Books and supplies: $1,500 

Living expenses: $10,000 

Total: $51,053 - $51,454


2013-2014 In-State Tuition and Fees: $18,151*

Health insurance estimate: $1,381 - $1,782

Books and supplies: $1,500 

Living expenses: $10,000 

Total: $31,032 - $31,433


*Please note: These figures are for the current academic year.  It is best to plan to have additional funding in the event that costs increase. 

Financial Assistance

Students should investigate sources of financial assistance in their own countries and should make timely application for such aid


The University of Georgia School of Law, in conjunction with the University of Georgia Graduate School, offers two types of scholarships to a limited number of outstanding LL.M. applicants each year. These scholarships are awarded primarily based on merit, but also take into consideration an applicant’s financial need. Scholarship offers are made between February 1, 2014 and April 15, 2014 for the 2014-2015 academic year.

The two types of scholarships offered are the Tuition Equalizing Scholarship (TES) and the Graduate Assistantship (GA). The TES award reduces the tuition rate from non-resident to the resident rate. The GA award covers tuition and also provides a monthly stipend of approximately $1,300/month to help cover expenses.

As mentioned above, the number of these scholarships is limited. Applicants are encouraged to pursue other funding options.

The websites listed below may be helpful to applicants in their search for other funding.*

Federal Student Loans – Available to US Citizens and Permanent Residents Only

Citizens and permanent residents of the typically qualify for US Federal Government issued student loans. If you are interested in receiving student loans from the federal government, fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA must be completed after January 1, 2014 in order for it to apply to the 2014-2015 academic year. Complete the FAFSA before July 1, 2014 to ensure that your funds will be available for Fall 2014. Please visit the Office of Student Financial Aid webpage for additional information regarding financial aid at the University of Georgia.


* The University of Georgia School of Law declares no affiliation, sponsorship, nor partnerships with these funding resources.