Cost of the W&M LL.M. Degree

Estimated Total Cost of Attendance for the 2022-2023 Academic Year

This chart is designed to give you an approximate idea of the total costs of the degree program. Please note that these are only indicative figures, and the actual costs may be higher than those listed below.

Table showing approximate the total costs
 

Virginia Residents

 Non-Residents

 Tuition 

 $31,668

 $48,837

 Law School Fees

 $600

 $600

 University Fees

 $ 6,006

 $6,577

 Living Allowance

 $19,800

 $19,800

 Books

 $1,750

 $1,750

International Orientation & Service Fees

 $260*

 $260*

 Total Cost of Attendance

 $60,084

 $77,824

*Current international student fees will be adjusted in the spring 2023 term.  Please review the university tuition website.

Residency Eligibility for In-State Tuition 

Eligibility for in-state tuition 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 eligibility.

More information about domicile in the Commonwealth 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. 

Scholarships

William & Mary Law School offers a small number of discretionary scholarships for the LL.M. Program in American Legal Studies. 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.

All LL.M. applicants are considered for discretionary 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, they are limited in number. 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. 

Students may also browse additional scholarship information here.