Cost of Law School

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Total Cost of Attendance (2024-2025 Academic Year) for Incoming 1L Students*

Costs of attendance 2024-2025

Virginia Residents 





 University Fees



 Living Allowance**



 Books & Supplies



 Total Cost of Attendance



*Please note the university provides a detailed breakdown of tuition and fees for all graduate programs, including the Law School, on its website.

**The estimated living allowance of $23,820 includes food and housing ($19,100),  transportation ($2,200) and miscellaneous personal expenses ($2,520).

The Cost of Attendance is the estimated total cost for the nine months (two semesters) that one is enrolled in law school.  It is important to note that students, if eligible, may borrow up to, but not to exceed, the Cost of Attendance as determined by each school.

In comparing scholarships at each school to which you have applied, it is important to compare the Net Cost of Attendance. In order to arrive at the actual net cost of attendance (and to compare the value of any scholarship you’ve been offered) use this simple formula:  Total Cost of Attendance minus any scholarship awarded equals Net Cost of Attendance.

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.  

Military Veteran Applicants
William & Mary complies with state and federal regulations for veterans and military students and dependants. Additional information regarding domicile status and support for these individuals may be found on the University Registrar's website