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LL.M. Estimated Cost of Attendance

Estimated 9-Month Cost of Attendance, 2021 - 2022

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

Student Health Fee



Transcript Fee


One-time fee billed fall semeester only.



 $1,378 per month. Studio or shared multi-bedroom typically less.

Personal /miscellaneous*


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



$688 per month.




Books and supplies


Buy online or used for less.




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 = $3,515 for one-year policy. Billed 1/2 in fall and 1/2 in spring. 

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

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