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Tuition & Mandatory Fees

UDC David A. Clarke School of Law offers an excellent and affordable legal education and seeks to make law school a reality for all students accepted in our J.D. programs, regardless of their financial circumstances. The 2018-2019 tuition rates for full-time students are $5,919 per semester for D.C. residents, $8,878 for metropolitan area residents, and $11,837 per semester for non-District residents; tuition rates for part-time, visiting and non-matriculating students are $402 per credit hour for D.C. residents, $601 per credit hour for metropolitan area residents, and $802 per credit hour for non-District residents. Each enrolled student must pay annual fees of $1,000.

For additional expected costs, please see Cost of Attendance and Determining Student Financial "Need".

Residency

Any student who will have resided in the District of Columbia or the DC metropolitan area for one year by the first day of classes for any semester may apply for the relevant preferential tuition rate. The student must submit a Proof of Residency Form and supporting documentation described therein. Students will be notified by mail of the residency determination.

Health Insurance

The University requires all students to have health insurance. Students will be automatically enrolled in the University-sponsored plan unless they waive coverage by providing proof of comparable coverage by the waiver deadline.

The University-sponsored plan, which is administered by United Healthcare, costs $1,190 for the 2018-2019 school year. Students starting coverage in Fall semester will be covered through the following Summer semester. Students entering in Spring or Summer will be charged a pro-rated fee for coverage unless they waive coverage by the waiver deadline. For details about the current plan, including instructions and deadlines for submitting proof of existing coverage, please see UDC Student Health Insurance, which is maintained by University Health Services, or First Student's site for the University of the District of Columbia, which is maintained by the insurance provider.

Acceptance Deposit

Each applicant who accepts an offer of admission is required to submit a non-refundable tuition deposit ($300 for residents of the District; $400 for non-residents) by a date specified in the letter of admission. Tuition deposits are credited toward tuition upon registration.

Payment Schedule

The School of Law requires full payment of law school tuition and fees by the first day of classes each semester and does not offer a payment plan. Students who do not settle their accounts by the first day of class will be assessed a $100 late fee and have a hold placed on their accounts to prevent registration in subsequent semesters until they have pre-paid their bill.

Current students may log onto myUDC to view their accounts on-line. New students will receive log-in instructions during their initial registration period.

Students may pay by credit card online at myUDC or mail or bring payments to the School of Law:

UDC David A. Clarke School of Law
4340 Connecticut Avenue NW, Room 443
Washington, DC 20008

Tuition Refund Policy

A student who voluntarily withdraws from the School of Law shall receive a tuition refund of monies paid to and received by the School according to the following schedule:

Date of Withdrawal
Percentage of Semester Tuition Refunded
1. Registration to last day of the second week after Registration
75%
2. Third week to the last day of the fourth week after Registration
50%
3. Fifth week after Registration
30%
4. Sixth week after Registration
10%
5. After the last day of the sixth week after Registration
0%
 

A student who is required to withdraw because of a major violation of the rules and policy of the School of Law shall not be entitled to receive a refund of any tuition paid.

 

UDC Law Student Tuition & Fee Schedule, Academic Year 2018-2019

 

Fall and Spring Tuition & Fees

COST RESIDENT METRO NON-RESIDENT
Full-time Tuition $5,919 per semester $8,878 per semester $11,837 per semester
Part-time, Visiting & Non-Degree Tuition $   402 per credit hour $   601 per credit hour $    802 per credit hour
Health Insurance Fee (unless waived) $1,190 per year $1,190 per year $ 1,190 per year
Mandatory Law Student Activity Fee $   210 fall semester only $   210 fall semester only $    210 fall semester only
Other Mandatory Law Student Fees $   395 per semester $   395 per semester $    395 per semester
Graduation Fee (3L/4L only) $   325 final fall semester $   325 final fall semester $    325 final fall semester
 

Summer Tuition & Fees

COST RESIDENT METRO NON-RESIDENT
Summer Tuition (All Students) $   402 per credit hour $   601 per credit hour $   802 per credit hour
Health Insurance Fee (unless waived) $   419 new students only $   419 new students only $   419 new students only
Mandatory Law Student Fees $   395 per semester $   395 per semester $   395 per semester
 

Mandatory Law Student Fees Detail

COST FALL SPRING SUMMER
Law Student Activity Fee 210 0 0
Athletics/Recreation Fee 105 105 105
Health Services Fee 25 25 25
Technology Fee 75 75 75
Student Center Fee 140 140 140
Career/Professional Development Fee 40 40 40
Sustainability Fee 10 10 10
Total  605 395 395
 

Rates are subject to change by the UDC Board of Trustees. The Metro rate applies only to students admitted for Fall 2018 or later.

For additional expected costs, please see Cost of Attendance and Determining Student Financial "Need".

 
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