Cost of Attendance

Louisville 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. Full-time tuition rates are based on enrollment in fifteen credit hours per semester for first-year students and ten or more credit hours per semester for upper-level students. The figures below are subject to change and have been provided for planning purposes only.

Below is the estimated annual cost of attendance for full-time students, based on 2022-2023 tuition rates:

Resident Nonresident
Tuition (includes University Fees) $24,550 $29,550
Law School Technology Fee $100 $100
Room & Board $12,148 $12,148
Books & Supplies $1,272 $1,272
Travel Expenses $2,522 $2,522
Personal Expenses $8,252 $8,252
Student Loan Fees $196 $196
Total $48,940 $53,940

Annual University fees bundled with tuition include the student activity, student building, student services, university facility, student athletics and student health fees. Additional fees not listed include a one-time 1L Orientation fee of $75, an annual student recreation fee of $196 and an annual primary care health fee (PCHF) of $300. The PCHF may be waived with proof of health insurance.

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.


For tuition purposes, Kentucky residency status is determined in accordance with University of Louisville policy and 13 KAR 2:045. The law school will make an initial determination of residency based on information provided by the applicant, with the University of Louisville Bursar responsible for the ultimate determination. This determination of residency will be stated in the applicant’s letter of admission. Applicants who are admitted to the JD program as nonresidents and who believe they can validly claim Kentucky residency may contact the Office of Admissions. Appropriate documentation will be requested to support any such claim.

According to state regulations, a person who moves to Kentucky for the primary purpose of enrollment at an academic institution is considered a nonresident for tuition purposes. Please be aware that the University of Louisville’s professional schools, including the law school, are not eligible for participation in residency reciprocity for Indiana residents. 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 admission and tuition purposes, please contact the University Registrar or visit the University’s dedicated Residency webpage.