Tuition and Fees (LL.M. and S.J.D.)

Annual Cost of Attendance Budget

Each year, the University Financial Aid Committee establishes a cost of attendance budget for law students in accordance with federal aid regulations. 

In setting the annual budget, the Financial Aid Committee uses both actual charges as well as average estimated cost figures that allow for a relatively modest lifestyle. Some students may spend more than the budgeted amounts, while others may spend less, depending upon individual lifestyles.

A typical budget (not including travel costs) for a single, non-resident graduate student for 2024-25 would be:

LL.M. Program, 2024-25
Virginia Resident
Required Fees
Total Tuition & Fees
Living Expenses (details below)
Estimated Health Insurance
Books and Supplies
Total Cost of Attendance Budget:
  1. Students may request an increase to their COA on a case-by-case basis for the purchase of a laptop computer for educational use. Maximum allowance is $2,500. 
  2. Loan fees will be included in the Cost of Attendance for borrowers of federal loans. The COA for students who are offered Unsubsidized Loans will be increased by $216. Additionally, $2,248 (resident) or $2,262 (non-resident) will be added for students who are offered Grad PLUS loans. Loan fee amounts are based on actual averages from 2023-24 borrowing. 
S.J.D./Research, 2024-25
Virginia Resident
Required Fees
Total Tuition & Fees
Living Expense Details (based on a 9-month budget)
Total Living Expenses

Students who will be accompanied by a spouse should allow an additional $7,000 and $4,000 for each accompanying child.

Health Insurance

Primary health care is available at no additional cost through the Department of Student Health. In addition, the University requires all students to carry health insurance covering accident, injury or illness that may require hospitalization or treatment beyond that provided by Student Health.

In order to ensure that all students have adequate health insurance coverage, the University has instituted a “hard waiver” program. Under this program, the University will bill all new and returning students in the fall for the annual cost of single-student coverage under the University’s endorsed student health plan.  Students may avoid having this cost billed to them if they demonstrate to Student Health that they have other health insurance coverage that meets the University’s specific coverage requirements.

For additional information on the hard waiver program, including what constitutes “comparable coverage,” please visit the Student Health Website

For questions regarding comparable coverage or the online waiver process, please contact Student Health by email at @email or telephone (434) 243-2702.

Students admitted to the University must complete a medical history form and obtain a physical and tuberculin skin test. Appropriate forms are available online in late spring on the Student Health Website.

All health requirements must be met prior to registration.

Scholarships and Financial Aid

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Charlottesville, Virginia 22903-1738

Telephone: (434) 924-3154
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“UVA Law offers a lot of courses concerning business organization and finance, which are strongly related to my current practice. In addition, the number of members in the LL.M. program at UVA Law is quite small in comparison to other law schools. This has helped me proactively involve myself in the UVA community and build close relationships with my classmates.”

—Satoko Miyashima '16, Japan