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Charleston School of Law Foundation

The Charleston School of Law Foundation, Inc., is a nonprofit, tax-exempt organization. Its purpose is to receive bequests and donations to help students by funding scholarships. 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 2014-15

  Full-time Student Part-time Student
Tuition $39,096 $31,412
Student Bar Association Fee $120 $120
Estimated Living Expenses $22,388 $22,388


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.

Due to recent changes in the federal Direct Student Loan Program, the cost of a legal education will increase.  As a result of the Federal Budget Control Act of 2011, interest subsidies have been abolished effective July 1, 2012.  To learn more about these changes and the impact on students, click here.