Tuition and Financial Aid

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Tuition and Costs

Students studying fewer than nine credits per semester are considered part time, and thus pay by credit. Students who are full time pay the fixed rate for the year. In addition to tuition, please also budget for living expenses in the Philadelphia area.

In June of each year the Temple University trustees establish the tuition rates for the academic year which begins in mid-August. The cost of education at Temple Law is very reasonable, especially considering the quality of education and the many opportunities available at Temple.

2011-12 Pennsylvania Residents AND Out-of-State Residents

Full-time: $24,828
Full-time including University services fee: $25,418
Part-time – per credit hour: $1,158

Financial Aid

Temple Law has a very limited amount of funding for LLM student financial aid. For this reason, aid is awarded to international LLM students on a competitive basis with consideration given to each applicant's prior academic performance and stated financial need. 


In a typical year, our limited funds only permit us to offer assistance in the form of partial tuition scholarships to approximately four or five international LLM students. These partial scholarships usually amount to less than one-half of the annual LLM tuition rate. Our restricted funding does not permit us to offer assistance to every deserving applicant. However, we believe Temple's LLM tuition is very reasonable in comparison to the tuition at many other law schools.

International students are advised to write to various employers, government agencies, foundations, and organizations within their own country to inquire whether any scholarship or grant aid is available for studying outside of their country. To assist in your search, visit our Public Interest Fellowship and Scholarships and Grants pages.


If you are a U.S. citizen, permanent resident, or have been granted political asylum and are interested in securing student loans through Temple, you should apply for and exhaust your federal Stafford Loan eligibility before applying for private loan funds.  Many students borrow their federal Stafford loan through Access Group and AES/PHEAA (American Education Services/Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency).  

The following private educational loan lenders listed provide loans to foreign students with credit worthy co-signers who are U.S. citizens or eligible non-citizens.