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JD Tuition

2019-2020 Estimated Total Cost of Attendance

Fixed Costs

  • Tuition $58,200
  • Fees (1st year students) $862
  • Fees (continuing students) $642

Estimated Variable Costs

  • Living expenses $18,918*
  • Books: $1234 for 1Ls, 2Ls, AJDs, and LLMs; $4109 for 3Ls.
  • Emory Student Health Insurance $3570**
  • Parking $672***
  • Loan fees $220

Tuition reflects full-time enrollment in fall and spring semesters. Optional summer classes may be offered on an additional per credit tuition basis.

Annual tuition for the accelerated JD program for foreign-trained lawyers is equal to the current academic year tuition above.

All enrolled students at Emory University, including those enrolled in the School of Law’s online degree programs, are subject to the University’s tuition refund policy.  That includes the policy’s schedule of reduced refund levels, with the passage of additional days following the start of the relevant semester (i.e., spring, summer, or fall).  Even as to classes that start in the middle of the term, thus, any withdrawal must occur at the start of relevant term, if any refund is to be received. Please refer to the schedule labeled "Law School" at the bottom of this refund page »

*Emory bases financial aid loan eligibility on moderate (versus low) cost-of-living numbers from the Consumer Expenditure Survey (CES) and the Indexes of Comparative Costs, both produced by the US Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics. Recipients don’t have to borrow the full amount of their approved loans, and many Emory Law students find it manageable to live on less than Emory’s official estimate. For more information, review the 2019 Cost of Living Guide »

**Many students are exempt from this charge because they are covered under their parent’s or another policy that meets Emory’s required coverage minimums. For more information, go to the Student Health website.

***Many first year students do not buy a parking pass because Emory’s extensive free shuttle system provides transportation from popular neighborhood apartment complexes. For more information about the free shuttle, go to the Transportation website.. In addition, most parking decks on campus are free at 4pm.

Information effective August 28, 2019Fees subject to change.