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Vanderbilt Law School is proud to provide a prestigious education from a top-20 law school. Tuition for our online Master of Legal Studies program includes the cost of books and materials, available electronically through the Vanderbilt Library or open-source platforms.

Total credits 30
Cost per semester $10,000
Total tuition* $50,000
Online Student Services & Student Health Fee Fall and spring: $472
Summer: $74
Student health insurance fee $3,941 (waived with proof of coverage)

* Tuition and fees subject to change.


Financial Aid

U.S. citizens and permanent residents who are admitted to the online MLS program are eligible to apply for federal financial aid, including federal student loans. To apply for federal student loans for the online MLS program, you will need to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

FAFSA School Code for Vanderbilt University: 003535.

For more information about financial aid, visit the Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships.


Yellow Ribbon

Eligible veterans can receive VA educational benefits for each term enrolled in the MLS program. Veterans who are 100% eligible under the Post-9/11 GI Bill® will receive the Yellow Ribbon match from Vanderbilt Law School, when applicable.


Withdrawal and Refund Policy

University policy for the refund of tuition charges provides a percentage refund based on the time of withdrawal. Students who withdraw officially or are dismissed from the university for any reason may be entitled to a partial refund. Fees are nonrefundable. The refund schedules may be viewed at vanderbilt.edu/stuaccts.


Online Student Services & Student Health Fees
(per enrolled student)

Fall & spring: $472; summer: $74

The Vanderbilt Online Student Services & Student Health Fees will be effective beginning the academic year 2022–2023 (August 2022). The fees apply to students enrolled in online degree programs (excluding programs who partner exclusively with an external vendor managing student services) that were launched after July 1, 2022. All students registered in one of these programs are assessed the Online Student Services & Student Health Fees, which are set by the Vanderbilt Board of Trust and billed through the Office of Student Accounts. These fees are mandatory and cannot be removed or waived. The summer Online Student Services fee & Student Health Fees are determined during the spring semester and are billed only if you are enrolled in courses during that semester.

The Online Student Services & Student Health Fees provide financial support, based on the University’s needs, for student co-curricular interests, programs, and student support services and resources, including the expansion of resources and services in support of student health and wellbeing.


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