University of New Hampshire

School of Law

School of Law

LLM, Master & Diploma – Costs and Financing

Financing Your Legal Education

Most students have either personal savings and or funds, apply for student loans through their home countries, or receive assistance from government and/or private sources. Although we attempt to make available as many scholarships as possible to help reduce the cost of tuition, these scholarships will not cover the full cost. Scholarships are only available for our residential degree programs.

Tuition & Fees for All Graduate Programs

Please check here for detailed program information.

Estimated Cost of Attendance (COA) for Students Enrolled in a Residential Program

The cost of attendance for the academic period consists of both direct costs such as tuition and fees, and indirect expenses such as books and supplies, rent, food, and medical/dental costs.


2014-2015 Academic Year
Grad Program Cost of Attendance
(for a nine month period of time)

Out-of State Resident

New Hampshire Resident

Mandatory Fees - technology and student activity

$278  

$278  

Books and supplies

$1,500*

$1,500*

Transportation expenses

$3,630*

$3,630*

Living expenses

$11,000*

$11,000*

Miscellaneous - includes health insurance and other expenses

$5,742*

$5,742*

* These figures are estimates because they are different for each student's circumstances.


Living Expenses

The actual amount varies per student. The cost of attendance can be adjusted to reflect an individual student's circumstances. These are some factors:

  • Books and supplies
  • Computer - one-time purchase
  • Day care - if needed
  • Expenses associated with a disability
  • Food
  • Housing
  • Insurance - Dental
  • Insurance - Health
  • Medical costs - unexpected
  • Miscellaneous expenses
  • Transportation - private or public

Please remember, Concord is a small city, outside of the Boston metropolitan area, so the cost of living is less than a larger metropolis.

About two-thirds of students live within walking distance of the law school, in apartments surrounding the school. Many students commute from farther distances. The housing Website will give a wide range of housing options available in the area.

Other Sources of Funding

Financing a legal education in the United States can present a set of challenges. Foreign students have limited employment opportunities because of visa and academic restrictions. In addition, foreign students do NOT have access to U.S. federal loans or Federal Work Study. (The Federal Work Study Program allows a qualifying U.S. citizen or permanent resident to earn money instead of borrowing it.)

Many governments do have scholarships available for education. A foreign student should be diligent in conducting research on possible funding. There are numerous free scholarship sites and excellent search engines specific to international funding.

Below are possible sources of funding: