Tuition and Expenses

Annual Tuition and Costs

Tuition and other costs for an LL.M. at the University of Georgia are very affordable, making enrolling at Georgia Law a tremendous investment in your legal career.   Athens is an ideal locale for legal study.  Housing, food, and other costs are considerably lower than in a major metropolitan area.


2014-2015 Non-Resident Tuition and Fees: $38,672

*Health insurance: $1,795

Books and supplies: $1,500 

Living expenses: $10,000 

Total: $51,053 - $51,967


2014-2015 Resident Tuition and Fees: $18,554

*Health insurance: $1,795

Books and supplies: $1,500 

Living expenses: $10,000 

Total: $31,849


Please note: These figures are for the current academic year.  It is best to plan to have additional funding in the event that costs increase.


*Students may request to waive our of the health insurance plan if they have other acceptable health insurance coverage. More information about health insurance and waivers.


Financial Assistance

Students should investigate sources of financial assistance in their own countries and should make timely application for such aid


The University of Georgia School of Law, in conjunction with the University of Georgia Graduate School, offers two types of scholarships to a limited number of outstanding LL.M. applicants each year. These scholarships are awarded primarily based on merit, but also take into consideration an applicant’s financial need. Scholarship offers are made between February 1, 2015 and April 15, 2015 for the 2015-2016 academic year.

The two types of scholarships offered are the Tuition Equalizing Scholarship (TES) and the Graduate Assistantship (GA). The TES award reduces the tuition rate from non-resident to the resident rate. The GA award covers tuition and also provides a monthly stipend of approximately $1,300/month to help cover expenses.

As mentioned above, the number of these scholarships is limited. Applicants are encouraged to pursue other funding options.

The websites listed below may be helpful to applicants in their search for other funding.*


Federal Student Loans – Available to US Citizens and Permanent Residents Only

The University of Georgia participates in the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program in which eligible students borrow from the U.S. Department of Education. These loans are repaid directly to the U.S. Department of Education. All student loans are administered by the University of Georgia Office of Student Financial Aid. Federal loans which may be available to law students include: Stafford, Graduate Plus, and Perkins.

The first step to borrowing federal student loans is to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). This application is used to determine eligibility for need-based financial aid administered by the University of Georgia Office of Student Financial Aid. The application is available online at Fill out the FAFSA after January 1, 2015 for it to apply for the 2015-2016 academic year. The priority financial aid application deadline for FAFSA is March 1, 2015. Federal loan information and application materials may be obtained by contacting the UGA Office of Student Financial Aid.

For more detailed information about the different types of loans, visit: or contact the Office of Student Financial Aid.

UGA Office of Student Financial Aid
220 Academic Building
Athens, GA 30602-6114
(706) 542-6147 •


* The University of Georgia School of Law declares no affiliation, sponsorship, nor partnerships with these funding resources.