Cost of the W&M LL.M. Degree

Total Cost of Attendance

Virginia Residents Non-Residents
Tuition & Fees $35,000 $44,000
Living Allowance $18,972 $18,972
Books $1,750 $1,750
Int'l Orientation & Service Fees $260 $260
Total Cost of Attendance $55,982 $64,982


Residency Eligibility for In-State Tuition 
Eligibility for in-state tuition at both the undergraduate and graduate level at William & Mary is determined by §23-7.4 of the Code of Virginia. The Code specifies that you must demonstrate your residency in Virginia for at least one year immediately preceding the first day of classes and an intent to remain in Virginia indefinitely. Applicants are required to submit the Application for Virginia In-State Tuition Privileges to the University Registrar, regardless of how long you have lived in Virginia, for assessment of your eligibility. More information about domicile in the state of Virginia can be found on the University Registrar's website. Students who receive in-state tuition after having previously been designated an out-of-state student will have their scholarship prorated based on new tuition amounts.  



Are W&M scholarships available to LL.M. students?

Scholarships for the LL.M. Program are limited and are based on merit. The probability of receiving aid through the Law School depends on the availability of funds and applicant qualifications. Students must be prepared to pay necessary travel, living and educational expenses from outside sources.

LL.M. applicants are considered for merit-based scholarships at time of application (unless fully funded through an external source).  A separate LL.M. scholarship application is not required.

What additional aid is available to international students?

Although some scholarships are offered to LL.M. students, most of our students use individual or family savings and resources to fund their LL.M. Program expenses.  Some international students have been funded by their employers for career enhancement.