Tuition & Fees

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What’s the Bottom Line?

Enrolling in law school is an investment. To figure out just how much it will cost, we’d like to help you factor in the direct costs of tuition and fees for the nine-month academic period, as well as associated expenses like books, supplies, rent, food and medical/dental costs. 

Here are some statistics to consider.

2016-2017 Academic Year
J.D. Tuition and Cost of Attendance
Out of state residents New Hampshire residents
Tuition - J.D. full-time program
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$41,100 $37,100
Mandatory Fees - Technology and Student Activity $285 $285
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 $4,747* $4,747*
Totals $62,262* $58,262*

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

We’re an Affordable Option

We know that attending law school is a costly venture. At UNH Law, you’ll find that we go the extra step to make it affordable.

You will find a broad array of merit and need-based scholarships. In fact, the majority of admitted students are offered institutional aid (scholarships or grants) at the time of admission and more than 90 percent qualify for student loans.   

Just remember to apply for financial aid by the priority deadline of March 1. Please fill out the FAFSA as soon as possible, using our school code of 002589.

EVERY admitted student is automatically considered for the following awards at the time of admission:

Presidential Scholarships      

Our most prestigious scholarship is awarded to top caliber admitted students. This full-tuition scholarship is renewed in full so long as students remain in good academic standing.

Dean’s Scholarships

The dean’s scholarship is merit-based and awarded to admitted students with strong academic credentials (LSAT and GPA). Awards range from $5,000 - $35,100 per year. 

Opportunity Grants

The opportunity grant is awarded to select students who come from diverse backgrounds, have overcome obstacles/adversity or have demonstrated unique leadership skills. These grants are renewable as long as the recipient is in good academic standing.

Karl F. Jorda Scholarship

Awarded to highly qualified STEM students who plan to pursue patent law or other IP specialties. 

Additional Scholarships and Grants

Douglas J. Wood Chairman's Scholarships

Wood scholars are selected from rising 2Ls  who did not receive merit scholarships upon matriculation and who have demonstrated academic excellence, keen writing ability and service to the law school. The award for a Wood scholarship varies. These scholarships are funded from a donation by 1976 alumnus and former Chairman of the Board of the UNH School of Law Douglas J. Wood through a gift he received for distinguished service to a client.

Endowed Scholarships

Endowed scholarships honor alumni and friends of the University of New Hampshire School of Law community and are available to entering and returning students who meet specific criteria. 

Need-based Options

The majority of funding for law school is acquired through student loans. Some are granted on a need-based determination. All require a good credit history. Click here for complete information on federal, direct and private loans.

On-campus employment is an option for students.

U.S. Military Veteran/GI Bill

UNH Law is proud to support our veterans as a Yellow Ribbon participating school. 

Loan Repayment Assistance Program

UNH Law is committed to ensuring Loan Repayment Assistance Program (LRAP) funds remain a reliable resource for graduates who choose careers serving the public interest.

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