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2019-2020 Academic Year

Tuition for J.D. and LL.M. Students: $61,738
(Full-Time: $30,869 per semester)
(J.D. May-Entry Program: $19,980 summer '19, $20,579 fall '19, $20,580 spring '20)*

Student Fees: $670
(Full-Time: $335 per semester)
(J.D. May-Entry Program: $233 summer '19, $223 fall '19, $224 spring '20)*

* J.D. May-Entry students attend and pay for three consecutive semesters in the first year of law school.

The per credit rate for J.D. students taking less than 7 credits per semester is $2,752.

The per credit rate for LL.M. students taking less than 9 credits per semester is $2,938.

Estimated Living Expenses & Other Education Related Expenses Budget
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 2019-2020 academic year:    
  Fall & Spring       Summer, Fall, & Spring
Room* $14,000       $16,800
Board $5,700       $7,596
Books $1,200       $1,200
Transportation $1,143       $1,524
Health Insurance $4,103       $5,112
Loan Fees** $218       $218
Misc. $2,300       $3,072
Total $28,664       $35,522


*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.

**Federal Loan Program Fees are included in the budget when applicable.

Total Cost of Attendance: 2019-2020

  Fall & Spring       Summer, Fall, & Spring
Full-Time Tuition $61,738       $61,139
Fees $670       $670
Living Expenses $28,664       $35,522
Total Cost of Attendance $91,072       $97,311


Items Not Covered In The Student Budget
Federal regulations mandate that a student budget include only expenses directly related to the cost of education during periods of active enrollment.

Budgeting Help
Please visit the budget section on our Debt Management webpage, and Tips on Saving Money.

Budget Adjustments
Students who have legitimate educationally related expenses that exceed the academic year Cost of Attendance budget should visit Cardozo's Budget Adjustment Process and Worksheet webpage.

View Your Online Financial Aid & Invoice (Current Students Only)

1. Visit this website: (If the link doesn't work, please copy and paste in a new browser)
2. Click on the "Faculty, Students and Staff" link
3. Enter Your ID and PIN
4. Log in
Financial Aid:
5. Click on the Financial Aid tab (top of the page)
6. Click on the Award link
7. Click on the Award for Aid Year link
8. Select Aid Year 
9. Click on the Award Overview Tab
5. Click on the "Student Account Summary By Term" link
6. Your semester charges (tuition & fees) and credits (financial aid & payments) will be itemized


Please feel to visit HERE in order to watch video tutorials on how to view your online financial aid account and invoice.

Financial Aid
Students applying for need-based grant assistance from Cardozo and/or federal loans must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Cardozo's Title IV code number for the FAFSA is listed under Yeshiva University: 002903. You may file the FAFSA as early as October 1st online at

Please note: If you are claimed as a dependent on your parents' tax returns, you must complete the parental information section of the FAFSA or submit a signed copy of the parental tax return in order to be considered for institutional need-based assistance.

Do not wait for acceptance to the Law School to apply for financial assistance. Students submitting forms that arrive in the Office of Student Finance later than the appropriate deadline date risk being considered for financial aid after those who submit all required documents on time.

Cardozo's Office of Student Finance reviews financial aid applications and notifies admitted students of their need-based award eligibility on a rolling basis.

International J.D. students, who are not U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents (green card holders), are ineligible to receive U.S. federal financial aid through the FAFSA. These students may file Cardozo's annual International J.D. FInancial Aid Application in order to determine eligibility for Cardozo's institutional need-based aid. Please click HERE in order to complete the 2019-2020 application. 

We strongly recommend that you submit your FAFSA or International J.D. Financial Aid Application no later than:

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Contact the Office of Student Finance
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