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LL.M. Estimated Cost of Attendance

Estimated 9-Month Cost of Attendance, 2022 - 2023

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

Transcript Fee


One-time fee billed fall semeester only.

Student Health Fee


Expanded access to student health care and wellness resources, including Telehealth care options, focusing on mental and physical health, nutrition, and sleep. Enhanced satellite services with multiple care locations across campus.

Books and supplies


Buy online or used for less.



 $1,434.44 per month. Studio or shared multi-bedroom typically less.



$729.11 per month.

Personal /miscellaneous*


For personal expenses not itemized elsewhere. Includes University Student Health Insurance plan fee. 







Total estimated cost


Total cost varies by student. Living expenses will differ based on personal choices and circumstances. Scholarships are credited to student accounts.

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

*VU Student Health Insurance plan = $3,491 for one-year policy. Billed 1/2 in fall and 1/2 in spring. 

Comparing VLS estimated cost to other law schools?

Law schools' living expense estimates are not tied to cost-of-living differences between locations and they are not necessarily based on comparable living situations. This means that schools with lower living expense estimates do not necessarily cost less to attend.

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
  • Student Health Fee
  • One-time transcript fee ($100) billed in fall semester only.

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