Tuition and Fees
Tuition for LL.M. Students: $63,900
- Full-Time: $31,950 per semester
- The per credit rate for LL.M. students taking less than 9 credits per semester is $3,041
- The student fee ($670 for academic year / $335 per semester) has been waived for the 2020-2021 academic year!
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.
Estimated Living Expenses & Other Education Related Expenses
The estimated student budget allows for a simple graduate student lifestyle. This budget determines the total amount of aid (loans, grants, scholarships and resources) that a student may receive in an academic year.
Living Expense Budget for the 2020-2021 academic year:
- $14,000 (Fall and Spring) - $1,400 per month x 10 months (August - May)
- $5,700 (Fall and Spring)
- $1,200 (Fall and Spring)
- $1,143 (Fall and Spring) - $127 monthly NYC Metro Card x 9 months
- $4,629 (Fall and Spring) - Student health insurance coverage is from 8/15/20 - 8/14/21
The student loan origination fee is based on a $20,500 federal Stafford loan is automatically added to students' financial aid budget. Additional origination fees will be added to students' financial aid budgets for those who take out a federal Graduate PLUS loan.
- $217 (Fall and Spring)
- $2,300 (Fall and Spring)
- $29,189 (Fall and Spring)
Students who reside in The Benjamin (Cardozo's residence hall) will have the "Room" portion of their financial aid budget automatically increased to match the proper rate for the current academic year. Students who do not reside in The Benjamin may have their "Room" or any other estimated budget item within the annual Cost of Attendance reviewed for an increase through our Budget Adjustment Process (see below in Additional Information).
**Federal Loan Program Fees are included in the budget when applicable.
Total Cost of Attendance
2020-2021 Academic Year
- $63,900 (Fall and Spring)
The $670 fee has been waived for the 2020-2021 academic year!
- $0 (Fall and Spring)
- $29,189 (Fall and Spring)
TOTAL COST OF ATTENDANCE
- $93,089 (Fall and Spring)
The Cardozo LL.M. Program provides a merit-based scholarship to candidates who have demonstrated superior academic achievements. It is provided to qualified, full-time candidates who begin their studies in the Fall and Spring terms.
The Dean's Merit Scholarship
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 admitted applicants are automatically considered for this scholarship and no additional application is necessary. Selections are made without regard to financial need.
Budget Adjustment Process
Financial Aid Process for International Students
Other Sources of Financial Aid
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.