Financial Aid, Tuition & Scholarships

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 $12,861 $12,861
Books/supplies $1,250 $1,250
Miscellaneous (transportation, personal, loan fees, etc.) $8,530 $8,530
Total $22,641 $22,641
Total Cost of Attendance $64,184 $56,206

*Beginning fall 2017, and any start term thereafter, each newly enrolled first-year student, and any entering transfer student classified as a first-year student, will pay 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.

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.

Office of Financial Aid Contact Information

Location:
The Office of Financial Aid is located at 394 Meeting Street in the building with the Business Office and the Accounting Office. The office is on the corner of Meeting and Mary streets, diagonally across the street from 385 Meeting Street.

Physical Address:
394 Meeting Street
Charleston, SC 29403

Mailing Address:
PO Box 535
Charleston, SC 29402-0535

Email Address:
financialaid@CharlestonLaw.edu

Phone:
843.377.1102

Team:
Anita Elliott – Director of Financial Aid
Email: aelliott@CharlestonLaw.edu
Phone: 843.377.4901

Alicia Mitchell – Financial Aid Counselor
Email: aclark@CharlestonLaw.edu
Phone: 843.377.1102

Hours:
We are open from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Drop-ins are welcome, but students with appointments are guaranteed to meet with a financial aid counselor.