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LL.M. Estimated Cost of Attendance

Estimated 9-Month Cost of Attendance, 2020 - 2021

VU Student Services Fee


Recreation/Wellness Center and other  University services and activities

Law School Programming Fee


Student programming, technology, professional development, and co-curricular engagement



 $1,312 per month. Studio or shared multi-bedroom typically much less.

Personal /miscellaneous


For personal expenses not itemized elsewhere. Includes University Health Insurance Fee. Includes required one-time transcript fee ($100).



$664 per month.




Books and supplies


Buy online or used for less.



Subject to final approval by the Vanderbilt University Board of Trust. Scholarships are credited to student accounts.

Total estimated cost


Total cost varies by student.

Does not include $2,000 tuition for the optional Summer English for Legal Purposes (SELP) course.

Comparing VLS estimated cost to other law schools?

Did you know that law schools' living expense estimates are not necessarily based on comparable living situations? Some schools provide "high" estimates based on more expensive choices (such as living alone) while others make "low" estimates based on less expensive choices (such as living with a roommate).

Tuition payment

Tuition for the academic year is payable in two equal installments, at the beginning of the fall and spring semesters. In addition to tuition, fees include:

  • A nonrefundable seat deposit (matriculation fee: $1,000) when you accept admission, which is credited toward the fall semester bill.
  • Student health insurance through Vanderbilt.
  • VU Student Services Fee Annual activities and recreation fee 
  • Law School Programming Fee
  • One-time transcript fee ($100) billed in fall semester only.

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