Duquesne University School of Law

Tuition, Fees and Living Costs

A competitive tuition rate and generous scholarships and financial aid make Duquesne University School of Law affordable. National Jurist recognized Duquesne University School of Law as a “Best Value” law school in September 2014, one of only seven private schools on the national list. The publication considered academic and financial variables, including tuition, student debt, employment success, bar passage rate, and cost of living.

The 2015-2016 tuition for the full-time division is $38,958 per year. Part-time division tuition is $29,938 per year. Tuition for the LL.M. program is $21,736.

Duquesne University reserves the right to change the tuition and fees herein stated at any time without notice.

Total Cost of Attendance
School of Law - Academic Year 2015-2016*

*Rates subject to change

(per year)
(per year)




HOUSING COSTS  $12,234 $12,234
BOOKS $1,500 $1,500
PERSONAL $1,000 $1,000
TRANSPORTATION $1,200 $1,200
TOTAL $55,700 $46,680
COMPUTER ALLOWANCE*    $1,000 $1,000


$220 $220

(LL.M. for Foreign Lawyers)
Fees and Housing Costs May Apply


*Computer Allowance - a one-time $1,000 allowance is available towards the purchase of a computer.

**Direct Loan Fees can be variable depending on the amount of the loan. The financial aid office begins the process under the assumption that the full Stafford loan amount ($20,500) will be borrowed but then adjusts accordingly.

Registration is not complete until all requested forms, including official transcripts and photo, have been submitted and tuition fees paid or satisfactory financial agreements have been made for the payment of tuition and fees.

The financial obligation for places reserved by a registered student who does not subsequently attend cannot be canceled unless a written (typed) notification of the decision not to attend is given to the Law School Registrar before the first day of classes. Notification received on or after the opening day of classes is subject to the official withdrawal policy.

When officially withdrawing from the Duquesne University School of Law on or after the first class day of the semester, a student receives a refund of part of the tuition charged for the semester in accordance with the refund schedule as published in the School of Law Academic Bulletin. The effective date of withdrawal for determining the percentage of refund will be the date of notification in writing (typed) to the Academic Status Committee, c/o Associate Dean. The letter or form must be delivered to the Law School Registrar. This will also be the recorded date of the student’s withdrawal from the Law School. A student is considered enrolled until he or she gives official notice of withdrawal.

Other fees include: Special or Deferred Examination Fee of $50 payable in advance of authorized special examinations, and Graduation Fee of $150.

Current Students

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