Tuition and Fees

The Brandeis School of Law is a state-assisted institution, with tuition and fees set by the Board of Trustees of the University of Louisville and subject to change. Figures are for planning purposes only.

Full-time tuition and fee rates are based on enrollment in 10 or more credit hours per semester.

Estimated annual cost of attendance for full-time students (based on 2020-2021 tuition rates):

Hours Resident Non-Resident*
Tuition and University Fees $23,106 $28,106
Law School Technology Fee $100 $100
Room/Board $9,926 $9,926
Books/Supplies $1,200 $1,200
Travel $3,372 $3,372
Personal Expenses $5,432 $5,432
Loan Fees $204 $204
TOTALS: $43,340 $48,340

*Applies only to non-residents enrolling in Fall 2020 or later.

University Fees bundled with tuition include the student activity fee, student building fee, student services fee, university facility fee, student athletics fee, and student health fee. Additional fees not listed include the student recreation fee of $186 and the primary health care of $300. The primary health care fee may be waived with proof of medical insurance.

The above figures do not include a one-time 1L Orientation Fee of $75.

Financial Obligations

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 University Bursar.


Upon admission, each applicant’s residency for tuition purposes will be determined by the law school, based on the information provided in the application and in accordance with state guidelines. This residency classification will be stated in the applicant’s letter of admission.

When completing the admission application, Kentucky residents must indicate the length of residence in this state. Non-residents must specify their permanent state of residence. Indiana residents enrolled in Brandeis School of Law will be billed at the non-resident tuition rate.

According to Kentucky residency regulations, a person who moves to Kentucky for the primary purpose of enrollment in an institution will be considered a non-resident for tuition purposes.

For more information regarding residency determination for admission and tuition purposes, contact the Registrar's Office at the University of Louisville at 502-852-6528. Additional information is available on the University of Louisville's Residency website.