Tuition and Expenses


We rank consistently among the best-value law schools in the United States and Athens is among the more affordable college towns. The figures below are estimates based upon the current 2015-16 academic year.


Non-Resident Tuition and Fees: $39,408
Georgia Resident Tuition and Fees: $19,012
Health Insurance*: $  2,025
Books & Supplies: $  1,800
Room & Board: $  9,450 on-campus
  $11,416 off-campus
Transportation: $     876 in-state
  $  1,400 out-of-state
Personal Miscellaneous Expenses: $  2,346
ESTIMATED TOTAL: $33,509 - $37,999 (in-state)
  $55,905 – 58,395 (out-of-state)

*Students may request to waive the health insurance plan if they have other acceptable health insurance coverage. More information about health insurance and waivers.

Scholarship Opportunities for Foreign Trained Lawyers

You are encouraged to make timely application for financial aid sources in your home country. The LL.M. program staff can help you identify scholarship opportunities in your region of the world.

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

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

University of Georgia Scholarships

The University of Georgia School of Law, in conjunction with the University of Georgia Graduate School and the Office of International Education, offers two types of scholarships for foreign trained lawyers admitted to the LL.M. program:

Tuition Equalization Scholarship (TES): This award allows a non-resident of Georgia to pay tuition at the “in-state” Georgia resident rate.

Graduate AssistantshipThis award covers tuition and also provides a monthly stipend of approximately $1,300/month to help cover expenses.

These scholarships are awarded primarily based on merit, but also take into consideration an applicant’s financial need. Scholarship offers will be made between February 1, 2016 and April 15, 2016 for the academic year 2016-2017.

Federal Student Loans – Available to U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents Only

Citizens and permanent residents of the United States typically qualify for student loans  issued by the U.S. Federal Government. If you are interested in receiving student loans from the federal government, fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). This application must be completed after January 1, 2016 in order for it to apply to the 2016-2017 academic year and before July 1, 2016 to ensure that your funds will be available for Fall 2016. Please visit the web site of the UGA Office of Student Financial Aid for additional information.