Tuition & Other Costs

Brandeis Law is proud to offer its world-class education at an affordable rate. To help you plan for your education, we have provided information about the cost of attendance below.

The cost of attendance, determined by the Student Financial Aid Office, is simply an estimate of a student’s educational expenses; students' actual expenses will vary. The figures are then used by SFAO to calculate eligibility for federal student loan aid. An individual student's cost of attendance depends on their residency, program, housing and enrollment status.

University policy generally requires that tuition and fees be paid in full at the beginning of each term on or before the designated due date. Payments and all other matters relating to financial obligations are handled by the Office of the Bursar.

Below is the estimated cost of attendance for full-time students living off campus for the 2023-2024 academic year:

Per Semester Academic Year
Tuition & Fees See Note 1 $12,700 (Resident)
$15,200 (Nonresident)
$25,400 (Resident)
$30,400 (Nonresident)
Books & Supplies $637 $1,274
Transportation $1,383 $2,766
Personal Expenses $3,778 $7,556
Living Expenses See Note 2 $6,662 $13,324
Total Cost of Attendance $25,160 (Resident)
$27,660 (Nonresident)
$50,320 (Resident)
$55,320 (Nonresident)

In addition, certain fees charged by either the University of Louisville or by Brandeis Law are not included in the cost of attendance calculation, as they are not bundled with tuition:

Per Semester Academic Year
Student Recreation Fee $98 $196
Primary Care Health Fee See Note 3 $150 $300
Law School Technology Fee $50 $100
1L Orientation Fee See Note 4 $100 (Fall)
$0 (Spring)
Additional Fees $398 (Fall)
$298 (Spring)

1 Tuition and fees are set by the Board of Trustees of the University of Louisville and are subject to change from year to year. University fees bundled with tuition include the student activity, student building, student services, university facility, student athletics and student health fees.
2 Living expenses will be adjusted for students living in housing on a military base or for which they receive a basic allowance under 37 USC 403b, or for those living on campus with or without dependents.
3 The Primary Care Health Fee may be waived with proof of health insurance.
4 First-year students are charged a one-time fee in conjunction with 1L Orientation. The fee is billed only to the Fall semester in which a first-year student matriculates.


For tuition purposes, Kentucky residency status is determined in accordance with Kentucky Administrative Regulation 13 KAR 2:045 and University of Louisville policy. Brandeis Law will make an initial determination of residency based on information provided in this application. Applicants who are admitted to the JD program as nonresidents but who believe they can validly claim Kentucky residency may contact the Office of Admissions, who will in turn notify the University's Residency Appeals Officer. Appropriate documentation will be required to support any such claim.

Students at the University's professional schools, including Brandeis Law, are not eligible for the Indiana Tuition Reciprocity Program. As such, Indiana residents admitted to the law school, including those enrolled as an undergraduate student at the University of Louisville, will be billed at the nonresident tuition rate.

For more information regarding residency determination for tuition purposes, please contact the University Registrar or visit the University’s dedicated Residency webpage.