Tuition and Fees

2014–2015 Fixed Costs

Fixed Costs

  • Tuition: $49,200 ($24,600 per term)
  • Fees: $534 ($267 per term)

Estimated Variable Expenses

  • Living expenses: $17,778
  • Books: $4,300
  • Emory student health insurance: $2,936*°
  • Parking: $666°
  • Loan fees: $302

* You may opt out of the Emory student health insurance plan if you are covered under another policy that meets Emory’s required coverage minimums. Under the Affordable Care Act, many of our students are eligible to continue coverage under their parents’ plan or may find an independent plan that meets Emory’s requirements. For more information, go to www.law.emory.edu/studenthealth »

° Estimate, subject to change.

Information effective March 24, 2014. Fees subject to change.

Annual tuition for the JM program is the same as that for the juris doctor program. Students who pursue the JM on a part-time basis will be charged tuition on a per credit-hour basis, in accordance with the number of enrolled credit hours.

JM tuition for the 2014–15 academic year is $2,050 per credit hour, or $24,600 per semester.

Tuition for the LLM program is equal to the current tuition charged by Emory University School of Law for the full academic year.

LLM students must demonstrate that they possess the financial means to pay for their education as a condition of their matriculation in the program. Foreign applicants are encouraged to contact the education attaché at the US Embassy or Consulate in their home country for assistance that may be available under the Fulbright or similar programs.

Scholarships

Emory Law has a limited number of scholarships available to highly qualified students. All applicants are considered for scholarship funding; there is no separate application process for scholarships. Students will be notified about any scholarship offer as part of their letter of acceptance.

Financial Information for Joint LLM with Central European University

Tuition for the joint LLM program with CEU is equal to the current tuition charged by Emory Law for the full academic year. Half of that tuition will be paid to each school. During the CEU part of the program, tuition covers the following:

  • One coach class round-trip air ticket from Atlanta to Budapest
  • Living expenses and housing in the CEU dormitory
  • Tuition for the semester

Other Costs

Students are responsible for books, supplies, personal expenses, housing, health insurance, and food expenses. While at Emory, students are responsible for all costs, including housing and health insurance.

Emory Law offers fellowships and scholarships to students who qualify.

Woodruff Fellows Program

In 1980, Emory University established the Robert W. Woodruff Scholars and Fellows Program for juris doctor students. Emory Law awards up to five Robert W. Woodruff Fellowships in Law each year to men and women of exceptional character, scholastic abilities, and leadership qualities. Each fellowship covers full tuition and fees plus a $3,000 stipend per year.

Please note: JM, LLM, and SJD students are not eligible for the Woodruff Fellowship.

Learn more about the Woodruff Fellowship »

Merit-Based Scholarships

Admitted students will be automatically considered for merit-based scholarships. There is not a separate scholarship application to complete for consideration. 

Please contact the Office of Admission at jdadmission@emory.edu or 404.727.6802 with any questions.

Yellow Ribbon Program

Emory Law is proud to participate in the Veterans Administration Yellow Ribbon Program offering tuition assistance to veterans and their dependents. To be considered for an Emory Law Yellow Ribbon Program award, you must first be admitted to the JD program at Emory Law. Yellow Ribbon Awards are only available for JD students.

You must also submit a Certificate of Eligibility (COE) from the Department of Veterans Affairs and a Veterans Enrollment Data Sheet » The data enrollment sheet must be returned to the law school Admission Office. You can send it via regular postal mail or hand deliver it.

2014–2015 Recipients: We will begin accepting applications at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, July 1, 2014. Awards will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis by the later date of either receipt of the Certificate of Eligibility or the Veterans Enrollment Data Sheet. If multiple applications are received at the same time, applications will be prioritized by the applicant’s date of acceptance to the JD program. If applicants were admitted on the same date then we will use a random selection process to complete the process.

Resident Director Positions

Limited resident director positions are available to graduate-level students who have the desire and qualifications to work closely with undergraduate students. An application, resume, and on-campus interview is required. Resident director selection takes place in March. For information, contact Jeff Tate in Residence Life & Housing, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322, 404.727.0429.

Emory Employees

Emory Law offers a 15% Founders Scholarship to Emory University and Emory Healthcare employees who are accepted to the JM program and enroll in Fall semester of an academic year. Employees also may be eligible for the Courtesy Scholarship Program, or another education benefit program.

International Students

Possible funding resources for international students:

Possible funding resources for US students and permanent residents:

Other Financial Resources