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Cost of Attendance

Average Student Costs

The UC Davis School of Law Student Expense Budget below covers the nine-month academic year only and represents the average costs for a single, first-year law student living off-campus. For second and third-year student budgets, please refer to the Budget and Institutional Analysis website. 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.

2021-2022 Law Student Expense Budget - California Resident

Category Budget
Fees and Tuition1 $51,650
Student Health Insurance2 $5,304
Books and Supplies $2,228
Room and Board (Non-University Housing) $15,438
Personal Expenses $1,728
Transportation $2,281
TOTAL (with SHIP) $78,629

2020-2021 1L Law Student Expense Budget - Non - Resident/International Student

Category Budget
Fees and Tuition1 $62,590
Student Health Insurance2 $5,304
Books and Supplies $2,228
Room and Board (Non-University Housing) $15,438
Personal Expenses $1,728
Transportation $2,281
TOTAL (with SHIP) $89,569

updated 5/26/2021

1 Some or all instruction for all or part of the Academic Year may be delivered remotely. Tuition and fees have been set regardless of the method of instruction and will not be refunded in the event instruction occurs remotely for any part of the Academic Year. Figures for tuition and fees represent currently approved amounts and may not be final. Actual tuition and fees are subject to change by the University of California as determined to be necessary or appropriate. Final approved tuition and fee levels may differ from the amounts presented. Campus-Based fees are estimates subject to UCOP and/or campus processes and actions during Spring 2021. Accordingly, final figures are subject to change and may differ from the amount shown. Health Insurance fee amount is an estimate based on advice by Student Health and Counseling Services on 3/4/2021. Books and Supplies figure is provided by School of Law. Living costs are calculated by applying UCOP provided CPI to 2020-21 COA amount.

2 All students must have valid health insurance and are automatically enrolled in the Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) at an annual cost of $5,304. Students who have comparable insurance can apply for a SHIP waiver that will reduce the cost of attendance by $5,304. 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