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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.

2016-2017 Law Student Expense Budget - California Resident

Category Budget
Fees and Tuition1 $47,409
Student Health Insurance2 $4,344
Books and Supplies $1,025
Room, Board and Personal (Non-University Housing) $15,357
Transportation $1,792
TOTAL (with SHIP) $69,927

2016-2017 Law Student Expense Budget - Non - Resident/International Student

Category Budget
Fees and Tuition1 $56,660
Student Health Insurance2 $4,344
Books and Supplies $1,025
Room, Board and Personal (Non-University Housing) $15,357
Transportation $1,792
TOTAL (with SHIP) $79,168

1 The amounts shown here represent estimates for the 2016-2017 cost of attendance for planning purposes at this time. Actual tuition, fees and charges for 2016-2017 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 see the Office of Budget & Institutional Analysis website for the most current information.

2 All students must have valid health insurance and are automatically enrolled in the Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) at an annual cost of $4,350. Students who have comparable insurance can apply for a SHIP waiver that will reduce the cost of attendance by $4,350. 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