Cost of Attendance
Average Student Costs
The UC Davis School of Law Student Expense Budget covers the nine-month academic year and includes the following:
|2015-2016 Law Student Expense Budget|
|Fees and Tuition1||$47,904|
|Student Health Insurance2||$3,432|
|Books and Supplies||$1,025|
|Room, Board and Personal||$15,030|
1 Nonresident fees and tuition are $57,155, which includes nonresident supplemental tuition of $12,245, and total cost of attendance for nonresidents is $78,405. The amounts shown here represent, for planning purposes, estimates for the 2015-2016 cost of attendance. Actual tuition, fees and charges for 2015-2016 have yet to be finalized by The Regents of the University of California. Accordingly, final figures are subject to change and may differ from the amount shown. Please note that the 2015-2016 tuition and fees figure listed here differ from the estimates posted on the Office of Budget & Institutional Analysis website. Students should use the above figures for planning purposes at this time.
2 The Health Insurance budget component is based on the 2014-2015 rate and is subject to change, as the Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) fee has not yet been set for 2015-2016. The Cost of Attendance will be adjusted once this figure becomes available. All students must have valid health insurance and are automatically enrolled in SHIP at an annual cost of $3,432. Students who have comparable insurance can apply for a SHIP waiver that will reduce the cost of attendance by $3,432. For more information on the SHIP waiver, please visit the Student Health and Counseling Services website.
Deferred Payment Plan
The Deferred Payment Plan (DPP) allows students to pay tuition in monthly installments. You may use the plan on a semester-per-semester basis or apply once in the Fall for the entire academic year. To enroll in the DPP for Fall Semester 2015, visit MyBill.ucdavis.edu beginning August 1.
Expected Student Contribution
All students are expected to contribute toward the cost of their education since they are the primary beneficiaries of that education. This "student contribution" (expected family contribution) is based on individual earnings and other resources such as savings and other assets.
Students may request a review of extraordinary circumstances not included on the original application for financial aid. Situations that can be reviewed include loss of employment or income, divorce or separation, or significant medical expenses. Report your extraordinary circumstances on the Need Access application in the Projected Income section. Be sure to include an explanation for the extraordinary circumstances in the Special Circumstances section. After you update Need Access, notify the Law Financial Aid Office by email.
UC Davis Law Financial Aid award information (with a valid SAR) will be available using My Awards beginning in mid-May. This target date is subject to change due to decisions in Federal, State, and University regulations, policies and procedures. The electronic Financial Aid Notice (My Awards) will explain the award decision and will contain detailed information about each component of the financial aid package and provide instructions for completion. Late applicants may possibly not receive award notifications until July or August. An offer of financial aid will be made only if admitted to the Law School.
Admitted students can view their online Financial Aid award information at law.ucdavis.edu/admittedstudents.
Reporting Additional Resources
Any income, scholarship, benefits or the addition of any assets such as savings or other investments which were not originally reported on the FAFSA must be reported to the Law Financial Aid Office immediately, in addition to any change in circumstances (i.e., marital status, number of dependents, etc.). Failure to update this information as it changes could result in a request for the repayment of any financial aid funds received.
To be eligible to receive need-based federal, state, or University funding you must be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen, and you must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Financial Aid is not available for students with F1 or F2 Student Visas, J1 or J2 Exchange Visitor Visas, or G Series Visas.
International students may also be eligible for alternative loans through a private lender. The Law Financial Aid Office recommends that you research available loan products to determine which one best meets your needs. For general information about Private Education Loans, click here. To apply for a private education loan, visit the University of California Preferred Private Lender List. (managed by ELMSelect)
PELP, Withdrawal, or Dismissal
Following enrollment, if you participate in the Planned Educational Leave Program (PELP), withdraw or are dismissed from UC Davis for any portion of the academic year, you may be billed for all or a portion of funds already disbursed. For more information visit the Satisfactory Academic Progress page.