Financial information

Program expenses

Graduate degree programs entering law budget for 2017-2018 (non-resident)

LLM LLM Thesis MCL SJD PhD
Tuition and mandatory fees $45,220
$56,140 $37,940 $56,140 $23,745
Room and board1 10,442 10,442 10,442 10,442 10,442
Health insurance 1,789 1,789 1,789 1,789 1,789
Miscellaneous expenses 2,437 2,437 2,437 2,437 2,437
Total for 12 months $59,888 $70,808 $52,608 $70,8082 $37,9063

Fees are subject to change. See the website of the Office of the Bursar for the current rates.

1Off-campus shared apartment.
2Estimate covers first year of program only and is based on enrollment in 30 credit hours over two semesters.
3Estimate covers first year of program only and is based on enrollment in 20 credit hours over two semesters.

An Indiana Law graduate degree: top-ranked, yet affordable

We recognize the financial burden that completing a US law program can create. Because of our low tuition rates and the very affordable cost of living in our wonderful city of Bloomington, at Indiana Law you get a top-tier law program without the top-tier cost.

Using Indiana Law and other top-tier US law schools as the example, it is very clear that we not only offer a degree that will be globally recognized and respected by employers and other universities alike, but we do so at the lowest cost:

Compare the cost of an Indiana Law degree with that of other schools
School Cost
IU Maurer School of Law $57,646
University of North Carolina 59,645
University of Texas 63,522
George Mason University 64,491
Arizona State University 65,918
Ohio State University 66,528
Boston University 67,802
Boston College 68,430
University of Minnesota 68,536
University of Illinois 71,288
George Washington University 71,575
University of Notre Dame 72,322
Washington University of St. Louis 74,588
Vanderbilt University 74,754
Emory University 76,626
University of Michigan 77,000
UCLA 77,100
University of California – Davis 78,189
Yale University 78,326
University of Virginia 78,753
University of California – Berkeley 79,633
Georgetown University 80,865
University of Southern California 82,286
University of Chicago 82,569
Cornell University 83,717
Fordham University 83,965
University of Pennsylvania 85,399
Harvard University 85,580
New York University 85,964
Stanford University 85,968
Northwestern University 86,138
Duke University 90,353
Columbia University 92,000
  • Indiana Law total estimated LLM program cost: $57,646 (non-resident rates), including tuition, fees, room and board, health insurance, and other fees.
  • Even with large scholarships from other programs, Indiana Law is often less expensive.
  • All applications received by Feb. 1st are automatically considered for scholarships.

Financial documentation requirement

Financial documentation is only required of admitted international applicants and is not a factor in admissions decisions. You can learn more about financial documentation on the website for the Office of International Services. U.S. immigration regulations require applicants to demonstrate that they will have sufficient funds to cover expenses for a 12-month period. Proof of funds usually includes bank statements or scholarship letters. Funds should be liquid. All documents should be current; documents older than one year from the time of the student’s intended enrollment cannot be accepted. To avoid delays in receiving the supporting documents for your visa (I-20 or DS-2019), we recommend that you submit the financial documentation immediately after you are admitted.