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Cost of Attendance

Fordham Law School's Office of Financial Aid website contains the most up-to-date information about tuition, fees, and other expenses you can expect to pay as a law student at Fordham. 

>>click here to see the most recent cost of attendance information

Note that International Student Health Insurance fees and International Student Service fees may be applicable to international students (in addition to the fees listed on the Financial Aid website).

Tuition refunds for a student who withdraws are as follows:

End of the 1st week of classes of the semester: 100%
End of the 2nd week of classes of the semester: 70%
End of the 3rd week of classes of the semester: 55%
End of the 4th week of classes of the semester: 40%
End of the 5th week of classes of the semester: 25%
End of the 6th week of classes of the semester: 0%

Tuition Payment

Tuition invoices are mailed to students prior to the start of each semester, and will also be posted to students' accounts.  Students are expected to check their accounts regularly and make sure that tuition payments are made on time.  Students who do not pay their tuition on time will be assessed late charges by the University.

Any questions about tuition or billing should be directed to the Enrollment Services Office at (212) 636-6700 or at

Fordham University offers a monthly tuition payment plan administered by Tuition Management Systems (TMS).  

>>click here for information about the TMS tuition payment plan 

Financial Aid

Money may be available through various government loan programs such as the Federal Subsidized and Federal Unsubsidized Stafford Loan programs, as well as through private-sector loan programs such as Law Access and Law Achiever.  To be eligible for these federal and private sector loan programs, the student must be a U.S. citizen/national or eligible non-citizen. Eligible non-citizens must submit one of the following forms of documentation of status issued by the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS):

• Alien Registration Card (I-151 or I-551).
• Arrival-Departure Record (I-94) with any one of these designations: Refugee; Asylum Granted;
• Indefinite Parole; Humanitarian Parole; or Cuban-Haitian Entrant.
• Temporary Resident Card (I-688).

Students are not eligible for federal aid if they are in the U.S. on a F1 or F2 student visa, a J1 or J2 exchange visitor visa, or a G series visa.  If you believe you are eligible for these loan programs or would like more information, please contact Fordham Law School’s Financial Aid Office.

The Financial Aid Office also maintains a listing of scholarship programs, some of which may be open to LL.M. students.

>>click here to access the website of Fordham Law School's Financial Aid Office

Applicants from abroad may wish to consult the educational attaché at the United States Embassy or consulate in their country for information on United States Government travel grants under the Fulbright program and other information on fellowship opportunities. Some countries have United States Educational Exchange Commissions. The Rotary Foundation also awards international scholarships. Interested applicants should contact their local Rotary Club to obtain application forms and inquire about the availability of scholarship types.

Latin American and Caribbean citizens may be eligible for the Leo S. Rowe Pan American Fund, a student loan program of the Organization of American States (OAS). Eligibility requirements and more information regarding the fund can be found on their website.

>>click here to access the website for the Leo S. Rowe Pan American Fund


Fordham Law has limited funding available for LL.M. Students.  The admissions committee occasionally awards partial scholarships based on merit.  There is no separate application process for these scholarships; they are awarded at the sole discretion of the admissions committee during their review of completed applications.  LL.M. program staff will notify applicants if they have been selected for a partial scholarship award. 

Fordham Law also offers a scholarship through the Leitner Center for International Law and Justice.  This scholarship is restricted to a select few highly qualified candidates in international human rights.  For application information, including the application deadline, please visit