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School of Law


Tuition and Fees

Resident Non-Resident Non-Resident with Scholarship
Class of 2020: $28,858 Class of 2020: $53,050 Class of 2020: $31,552
Class of 2019: $27,858 Class of 2019: $52,050 Class of 2019: $30,552
Class of 2018: $26,858 Class of 2018: $51,050 Class of 2018: $29,552

Other components of your cost of attendance budget, which establishes the maximum amount of financial aid (scholarships and loans) you can receive from University sources, have been set as follows:

  • Books — $1,044
  • Room — $10,768
  • Board — $2,607
  • Transportation — $1,605
  • Personal expenses — $2,543
  • Loan fees (if used) — $221 (Direct Unsubsidized Loan); $740 (Direct GradPLUS Loan)
  • Laptop (optional) — $2,000

Computing Requirement

The School of Law requires that each student have a notebook computer, sufficiently equipped to be used to support essential research, classroom, and communications tasks. Upon arrival in the Fall, students will be assisted in setting up their computers to access the School's wireless network and will later be shown how to make their computer eligible for use in computer-based exams.

A one-time budget allowance of up to $2000 is available to law students for the purchase of a personal computer that meets the School of Law's minimum specifications.

Students who wish to add the cost of a personal computer to their loan funds should schedule an appointment with a counselor in the University's Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships, 1714 College Street, Columbia SC 29208, by calling 803-777-8134. Bring the invoice or receipts for your computer purchase with you to the appointment.