Financial Aid, Tuition & Scholarships

J.D. Degree Program Tuition and Fees for 2019-20 (per year costs)

Full-time Student Part-time Student
Tuition (for students who entered prior to fall 2018) $40,596 $32,618
Tuition (for students who entered in fall 2018 or any term after) $41,100 $33,024
Student Bar Association Fee $120 $120
Student Success Fee* $914 $914
Estimated Additional Expenses**
Room and board $13,118 $13,118
Books/supplies $1,250 $1,250
Miscellaneous (transportation, personal, loan fees, etc.) $9,578 $9,578
Total $23,946 $23,946
Total Cost of Attendance (for students who entered prior to fall 2018)** $65,576 $57,598
Total Cost of Attendance (for students who entered in fall 2018 or any term after)** $66,080 $58,004

*Beginning fall 2017, and any start term thereafter, each newly enrolled first-year student and any entering transfer student will pay the student success fee. Any balance remaining when that student graduates from the School of Law will be due to BARBRI.

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

The Office of Financial Aid is located at 494 King Street in the building with the Business Office and the Accounting Office. The office is on the corner of King and Mary streets.

Physical Address:
494 King Street
Charleston, SC 29403

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

Email Address:


Bobby Greer – Director of Financial Aid
Phone: 843.377.4901

Maureen Santanello – AssistantDirector of Financial Aid
Phone: 843.377.1102

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.