The cost of attendance is a standard budget which is designed to adequately cover tuition and fees, modest living expenses, book and other costs * for each academic year (August to May in most cases). A student may receive aid, from any source, up to the amount of the cost of attendance. A student’s actual costs may be less than the estimated cost of attendance based upon individual personal expenses and spending habits.** A student’s financial need is determined by subtracting calculated resources from the amount of the cost of attendance. The amount of calculated resources is derived from the information the student provides on the FAFSA application.

The cost of attendance for students living with a parent or relative are slightly lower and students may contact the Law School Financial Aid Office for information on the commuter budget.

Full-time Day Division
Pennsylvania Resident Non-Resident
Tuition & Fees 27,940 42,314
Room & Board 14,200 14,200
Books & Supplies 2,000 2,000
Transportation 1,402 1,402
Other Costs 4,662 4,662
Loan Fees 218 218
Total $50,422 $64,796
Evening and Part-time Day Divisions
Pennsylvania Resident Non-Resident
Tuition & Fees 22,544 34,052
Room & Board 14,200 14,200
Books & Supplies 1,700 1,700
Transportation 1,402 1,402
Other Costs 4,662 4,662
Loan Fees 218 218
Total $44,726 $56,234

Adjustments to the Cost of Attendance

The combination of a student’s aid from all sources (scholarship, loan, work study, etc.) may not exceed their cost of attendance. Students with extraordinary documented expenses may request an increase to their cost of attendance to allow for such expenses. However, individualized cost of attendance increases are subject to strict federal regulations and will only be approved for compelling reasons. Expenses which may be added to the cost of attendance are: health insurance premiums, medically necessary medical or dental costs (not covered by insurance), prescription costs, dependent care (tuition/day care), and computer purchase for use in law school (maximum increase for computer purchase is $2000).

Students must submit a Budget Increase Form to request an increase to their cost of attendance. All requests must include an itemized list of the expenses along with supporting documentation of the expenses (receipts, bills, etc.). The expenses will be calculated for the period the student is enrolled in school, not for the calendar year. Approved cost of attendance increases allow for additional loan eligibility up to the amount of the increase. Since the standard cost of attendance figures are high enough to include the full $20,500 from the Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan, the increased loan eligibility will usually be in the form of a Federal Direct Graduate PLUS loan or an alternative educational loan.

Students are advised that credit card debt, car payments, car insurance and other car maintenance expenses are not included in the cost of attendance and cannot be used to increase the student budget.

Thrifty Budget **

We encourage all students to consider the Thrifty Budget when planning their costs for the academic year. While tuition and fees are a fixed cost, some students may be able to decrease expenses based on living with roommates, buying used textbooks, and keeping other purchases to a minimum. The Thrifty Budget figures provided below are designed with those goals in mind.

Full-time Day Division – Thrifty Budget
Pennsylvania Resident Non-Resident
Tuition & Fees 27,940 42,314
Room & Board 10,800 10,800
Books & Supplies 1,800 1,800
Transportation 1,402 1,402
Other Costs 2,700 2,700
Loan Fees 218 218
Total $44,860 $59,234
Evening and Part-time Day Divisions – Thrifty Budget
Pennsylvania Resident Non-Resident
Tuition & Fees 22,544 34,052
Room & Board 10,800 10,800
Books & Supplies 1,500 1,500
Transportation 1,402 1,402
Other Costs 2,700 2,700
Loan Fees 218 218
Total $39,164 $50,672

Cost of Attendance Details *

Tuition and Fees: This is the estimated cost of tuition and fees. The University fee may vary based on class level and enrollment status.

Room & Board: The room and board allowance reflects an average cost of an off-campus single occupancy residence and average costs for utilities and food for the 9 month academic period.

Books & Supplies: Estimated cost of books and supplies for the academic year.

Transportation: This is an estimate of the cost of traveling to and from campus and school-related activities for the 9 month academic year.

Other Costs: This is an estimate of the amount students spend on general personal items, entertainment, clothes, laundry, etc.

Loan Fees: The amount for the origination fee deducted from the full amount of the Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan. Actual fees will depend on the amount borrowed, if any.

 

Temple Law Financial Aid
215-204-8943
800-560-1428
lwfinaid@temple.edu