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Financial Aid, Tuition & Scholarships

Charleston School of Law Foundation

The Charleston School of Law encourages and assists the study, teaching, promoting and research of the rule of law in Charleston, South Carolina. It is a 501c3 nonprofit tax-exempt organization that receives bequests and donations for student scholarships and programs to enhance learning and the Law School experience. If you are interested in learning about the scholarship program, please contact the Office of Admission.

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J.D. Degree Program Tuition and Fees for 2017-18

  Full-time Student Part-time Student
Tuition $40,596 $32,618
Student Bar Association Fee $120 $120
Student Success Fee* $832 $832

Estimated additional expenses

     Room and board


     personal, loan
     fees, etc.)














*Students who first enrolled at the Charleston School of Law prior to the fall 2017 semester are not charged the Student Success Fee.

Paying for Law School

Funding a legal education can be a daunting task, especially when students are responsible for financing their law school education and living expenses themselves. Need-based scholarships and merit scholarships are awarded by Charleston School of Law to selected students, but the largest forms of financial aid for law students are educational loans.

For more information about paying for law school, please visit the links to the right.

The amount of loan money students borrow now may affect their career and lifestyle choices when they finish their education here. The popular adage says, "If you live like a lawyer while a student, you will live like a student when a lawyer." The Office of Financial Aid is ready to help students become aware and make informed financial decisions in all areas of student life: budgeting, loan comparisons, notifications of expected refund disbursements, explanation of the consequences of defaulting on student loans, and debt management and consolidation after graduation.