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School of Law

Cost of Attendance

Like the University, the School of Law is committed to providing an exceptional education at a reasonable cost. Law school tuition for the 2007-08 academic year is $27,500. While this tuition is reasonable in comparison with that charged by other exceptional private law schools, we realize it represents a significant financial investment by our students. We will endeavor to keep costs as low as possible, while providing our students with dynamic learning opportunities, excellent professors and state-of-the art facilities in which to learn.

The cost of attendance is estimated below. Individual students may find that their actual budgets are smaller or larger than this estimate depending on their individual spending choices. For instance, students choosing to share an apartment with a roommate would likely spend less than the $7,500 estimate for housing. Likewise, students opting to utilize Greensboro’s public transportation system or who carpool might incur less expense than the $50 per month fee ($500 per academic year) for parking in the public parking deck near the law school. Students are encouraged to minimize their expenses as much as possible, especially to the extent that they are relying on federal and private loans to finance their legal education.

2007-08 Tuition $27,500

Other estimated expenses:
Room $7,500
Food $4,050
Utilities $1,200
Personal $2,600
Transportation $1,500
Health Insurance $1,077
Rental Insurance $300
Books $1,300
Parking $500

Financial Planning

Financial aid is available to law students in the form of scholarships and loans. Merit scholarships will be awarded based on applicants’ potential for outstanding contribution to the law school, the legal profession and society. Applicants interested in receiving a scholarship should apply by writing a letter to the law school’s scholarship committee requesting consideration for an award.The suggested length of this letter is two pages or less, double-spaced, 12-point font, with one-inch margins. While no specific form or content is required, applicants should consider using the letter to explain why their aptitude, achievements or other qualifications merit a scholarship award. While awards will be merit-based, the scholarship committee will assess merit within the context of an applicant’s significant and distinctive financial need, if explained in the application letter.

Applicants may also be invited to interview with the scholarship committee for certain scholarships. Applicants admitted under the Early Decision option, who have submitted a scholarship application letter by December 1, will be informed of law school scholarship awards prior to the January 15 confirmation deposit deadline. Other scholarship awards will be made on a rolling basis throughout the year, with the majority of awards made in early spring through mid-summer. Some scholarships may require a minimum level of academic performance for retention of the award. These requirements will be outlined in the scholarship award letter.

Many students borrow funds to finance their legal education.To be eligible for Subsidized Federal Stafford Loans and Unsubsidized Federal Stafford Loans, applicants must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Elon’s federal school code is 002927. Applicants should complete the FAFSA as soon as possible after January 1.The FAFSA may be obtained online at www.fafsa.ed.gov.This form is used to calculate a student’s expected family contribution (EFC) to his or her education.The Elon University Office of Financial Planning will determine a student’s financial need based on the cost of attendance (tuition and living allowance) and the expected family contribution. Law students may be eligible to borrow additional funds through private lenders.These loans are based on creditworthiness and some may require a co-signer.

For more information about financial planning, please contact the University's Financial Planning Office at (800) 334-8448 or (336) 278-7640. The fax number is (336) 278-7639.

Law School Refund Policy

Click here to download a document outlining the law school's refund policy. (pdf)