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Cost of Attendance

Average Student Costs

The UC Davis School of Law Student Expense Budget covers the nine-month academic year only and represents the average costs for a single, first-year law student living off-campus. Students who are married, have dependents, or other special circumstances, should contact Financial Aid for a personalized review of the standard budget. Please note financial aid is not available for the summer or any other period of non-enrollment, students should access other resources to cover expenses during these times.

2019-2020 Law Student Expense Budget - California Resident

Category Budget
Fees and Tuition1 $49,455
Student Health Insurance2 $4,917
Books and Supplies $1,046
Room and Board (Non-University Housing) $14,816
Personal Expenses $1,678
Transportation $2,214
TOTAL (with SHIP) $74,126

2019-2020 Law Student Expense Budget - Non - Resident/International Student

Category Budget
Fees and Tuition $58,558
Student Health Insurance1 $4,917
Books and Supplies $1,046
Room and Board (Non-University Housing) $14,816
Personal Expenses $1,678
Transportation $2,214
TOTAL (with SHIP) $83,229

updated 7/9/2019

1 All students must have valid health insurance and are automatically enrolled in the Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) at an annual cost of $4,917. Students who have comparable insurance can apply for a SHIP waiver that will reduce the cost of attendance by $4,917. For more information on the SHIP waiver, please visit the Student Health and Counseling Services website.

California Residency

Although tuition is dependent on residency, the Financial Aid Office does not determine residency.  Detailed information about residency is provided at the UC Davis Office of the Registrar's web site. Specific questions about residency should be directed to the UC Davis Residency Deputy