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2014-2015 Cost of Attendance

The Cost of Attendance (COA) is the amount of money the University estimates a law student will need to attend the Fordham Law for the academic year.  Your total financial aid for the year, which includes all merit aid, grants, scholarships and loans, cannot exceed the COA.

To finance your legal education, you must first understand the expenses you will incur while you are enrolled for the nine-month academic year. Required expenses include tuition and fees and, for those of you living on campus, Dormitory charges.  Other expenses include rent for those of are living off campus, books, travel, food and miscellaneous.

Generally speaking, most Fordham Law students are enrolled during the Fall and Spring semesters only, i.e., for nine months.  When budgeting for the academic year, it is important to know that your cost of attendance covers only educationally-related expenses for that nine-month period.  In other words, when budgeting, you will need to consider how to pay your living expenses during the summer months or other periods of non-enrollment.

Living expense estimates are based on several data sources including the Consumer Price Index, as reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, and surveys of local area apartment rental rates, and may vary depending upon the individual.  Remember, you may borrow up to the cost of attendance less any financial aid you receive for the academic year.

 

Fixed/Direct Expenses = Tuition and Fees


Living Expenses Allowance = Room & Board, Books & Supplies, Travel and Miscellaneous Personal Expenses.

JD Day Division Enrollment
  1st, 2nd & 3rd year
Tuition 51,880
Fees 652
Room & Board 19,494
Books & Supplies 1,816
Travel 1,734
Miscellaneous Personal Expenses 4,098
TOTAL

79,674

*($82,238 w/health insurance)

*Students are now also being assessed a $2,564 student health insurance charge.  All graduate students taking more than 5 credits a semester are now required to carry health insurance. Students using alternative insurance can have this fee waived by contacting the Fordham University Student Health Services Office.  Students are automatically assessed this fee unless and until a waiver has been requested.  The cost of the insurance is split $925 in the fall and $1639 in the spring, reflecting continuing coverage throughout the following summer. 
JD Evening Division Enrollment
  1st, 2nd, 3rd & 4th year
Tuition 38,910
Fees 562 
Room & Board 19,494
Books & Supplies 1,816
Travel 1,734
Miscellaneous Personal Expenses 4,098
TOTAL

66,614

*(69,178 w/health insurance)

*Students are now also being assessed a $2,564 student health insurance charge.  All graduate students taking more than 5 credits a semester are now required to carry health insurance.  Students using alternative insurance can have this fee waived by contacting the Fordham University Student Health Services Office.  Students are automatically assessed this fee unless and until a waiver has been requested.  The cost of the insurance is billed $925 in the fall and $1639 in the spring, reflecting continuing coverage throughout the following summer. 
 LLM Division Full-time Enrollment
  New Enrollment for Fall 2014 & Spring 2015 Returning students who enrolled prior to Fall 2014
Tuition 51,880 50,370
Fees 626 626
Room & Board 19,494 19,494
Books & Supplies 1,816 1,816
Travel 1,734 1,734
Miscellaneous Personal Expenses 4,098 4,098
TOTAL 79,648 78,138

LLM Division Part-time Enrollment
  24 credits 18 credits 12 credits 6 credits
Tuition 51,120 38,340 25,560 12,780
Fees 652 652 652 652
Room & Board 19,494 19,494 19,494 19,494
Books & Supplies 1,824 1,368 912 456
Travel 1,734 1,734 1,734 1,734
Personal Expenses 4,098 4,098 4,098 4,098
TOTAL 78,922 65,686 52,450 39,214

For the cost of the new S.J.D. Program, click on http://law.fordham.edu/international-non-jd-programs/19689.htm.

Expenses not included in the COA

Students wishing to purchase health insurance other than the Fordham plan may petition for an increase to the COA to allow for this cost.  Students can also request a COA adjustment to reflect a one-time purchase of a computer for use during the program, and the cost of loan origination fees.  Federal Direct Stafford Loans have a 1.072% up front origination fee and Federal Direct Grad PLUS Loans carry a 4.288% up front origination fee taken at disbursement. 

Students who have other non-discretionary expenses not included in the cost of attendance budget (e.g., childcare expenses), should inform the University‚Äôs Enrollment Services Office in writing and include appropriate documentation.  Please note that it is extremely rare for the Enrollment Services Office to increase the student budget for anything other than childcare expenses or the expenses listed above.

Requests for COA adjustments should be mailed or delivered to:

Fordham University
Office of Enrollment Services
113 West 60th Street, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10023
Tel. 212-636-6700