2014-2015 TUITION AND FEES

Full-Time Tuition:
$53,000 per year

Part-Time Tuition:
$2,515 per credit

Students taking less than 9 credits per semester are charged per credit.

Fees:
$570 per year

Please visit Tuition and Expenses for additional information pertaining to our cost of attendance and other related details.

Each spring, tuition and fees are set for the next academic year.


SCHOLARSHIPS
The Cardozo LL.M. Scholarship for Dispute Resolution and Advocacy (for international and domestic LLMs) 

Cardozo LL.M. Scholarship for Dispute Resolution and Advocacy is a grant of $30,000 awarded each term to one outstanding candidate to pursue a full-time LL.M. degree in Dispute Resolution and Advocacy.   This scholarship will take the form of a partial reduction of tuition, one-half to be credited toward tuition for the first semester of study, and the other half to be credited toward tuition in the second semester of study.  Recipients are chosen on the basis of their intellect, academic credentials, demonstrated academic promise, and achievement in the field of Dispute Resolution and Advocacy.

In addition to completing the LL.M. application, candidates for the Cardozo LL.M. Scholarship for Dispute Resolution and Advocacy must submit the following two essays:

1.  In an essay of no more than 2 pages, describe a situation in your personal or professional life in which you either chose to or were required to resort to dispute resolution processes.  This may include arbitration, court-ordered mediation, divorce proceedings, a dispute amongst friends or family members, or any situation where you employed your skills as negotiator or advocate. Describe how you chose this route, whether you were satisfied with the outcome, and what you would have done differently. 

2.  In an essay of no more than 2 pages, describe what qualities you possess that you believe will contribute to your success in the field of Dispute Resolution and Advocacy.

The deadline to apply for this scholarship for the Spring 2015 term is
December 1, 2014.

The deadline to apply for this scholarship for the Fall 2015 term is
April 15, 2015.

Selections are made without regard to financial need.


The Dean's Merit Scholarship (for international and domestic LLMs)                                           
Each term Cardozo School of Law identifies exemplary full-time LL.M. applicants who have demonstrated superior academic achievement in law school and in their profession, and awards them with partial merit scholarships and the designation of Dean's Merit Scholar. This scholarship will take the form of a partial reduction of tuition, one-half to be credited toward tuition for the first semester of study, and the other half to be credited toward tuition in the second semester of study. All full-time admitted applicants are automatically considered for this scholarship and no additional application is necessary.

Selections are made without regard to financial need.


The Distinguished LL.M. Scholar Award (for international and domestic LLMs)   
The Distinguished LL.M. Scholar Award is a grant of $30,000 to pursue a full-time LL.M. degree. Each term, Cardozo School of Law awards the most prestigious LL.M. scholarship to a select group of outstanding LL.M. applicants. This scholarship will take the form of a partial reduction of tuition, one-half to be credited toward tuition for the first semester of study, and the other half to be credited toward tuition in the second semester of study. Distinguished LL.M. Scholars are chosen on the basis of their intellect, academic credentials, demonstrated academic promise, and achievement in the field of law.

Selections are made without regard to financial need.


The Milgat Uriel & Caroline Bauer LL.M. Scholarship is a grant of $30,000 awarded to one outstanding Israeli law graduate to pursue full-time LL.M. studies in the fall term. This scholarship will take the form of a partial reduction of tuition, one-half to be credited toward tuition for the fall, and the other half to be credited toward tuition in the spring. Bauer LL.M. Scholars are chosen on the basis of their intellect, academic credentials, demonstrated academic promise, and achievement in the field of law.

In addition to completing the LL.M. application, candidates for the Bauer LL.M. Scholarship must submit the following:

1. In an essay of no more than 2 pages, describe a current legal issue or controversy in your country, region, or practice area, and your solution to the problem.

2. In an essay of no more than 2 pages, describe the greatest challenge you have met and overcome in your legal education or your legal career.

3. A nomination letter from your law school dean or other appropriate official from your university, describing your strengths as a law student or practitioner and academic promise as an LL.M. candidate.  If you have been out of school for more than one year, we will accept a nomination letter from your current employer.

The deadline to apply is April 15, 2015.

Selections are made without regard to financial need.


OTHER SOURCES OF FINANCIAL AID
Please Note: Cardozo’s LL.M. program does not provide institutional need-based financial assistance (institutional need-based grants/scholarships or loans). Applicants needing financial aid are strongly encouraged to investigate funding sources early in the application process.

International students may want to consult the educational attache at the United States embassy or consulate in their country for fellowship information.

Financial Aid for International Students: A variety of resources for students who are not eligible for US federal financial aid.


STUDENT LOANS

Federal Stafford Loans:
US citizens and permanent residents who are registered for at least 6 credits per semester are eligible to receive a guaranteed Federal Stafford Loan in the amount of $20,500 per year.

Federal Graduate PLUS Loans:
Students who borrow the full $20,500 in Federal Stafford Loan may also borrow a Federal Graduate PLUS loan of up to the estimated cost attendance minus any other financial aid. This loan requires a determination that the applicant does not have an adverse credit history.

To be eligible for the Stafford Loan and the Graduate PLUS Loan, students must first complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), indicating the Title IV code number for Yeshiva University: 002903. Students may file the FAFSA online. A Financial Aid Award Letter will be mailed to you along with additional information and instructions on applying for a Stafford and Graduate PLUS loan online via the Cardozo web site.

Students in the United States on a student visa are not eligible to receive federal loans.

Private Student Loans:
Students who are ineligible to receive federal loans (Stafford and Graduate PLUS), may want to consider borrowing a private student loan.  Approval of a private loan is based on creditworthiness (Please Note: international students may need a co-signer who has established credit in the US).  Please feel free to search online for potential private student loan lender options.

For inquiries about financial aid, please contact the Office of Student Finance at (212) 790-0392 or by email.