2019-2020 Estimated Cost of Attendance


Tuition and Cost of Attendance

The Cost of Attendance (COA) is the maximum amount of financial assistance available to a student in one academic year.  The COA is determined using each student’s enrollment (Day or Evening) and residency classification (Resident or Non-Resident).

JD students pay flat rate tuition while taking the structured required curriculum (First year for the Full-time Day Division, and two years for the Part-time Evening division) and are billed on a per credit basis for remaining electives and graduation requirements.

Applicants needing federal and institutional financial assistance to help with the cost of attending a school or program at UMB must complete the Free Application for Federal Aid (FAFSA) by March 1 for priority consideration.

Estimated Mandatory Expenses:

Budget Item Day Resident  Day Non-Resident Evening Resident  Evening Non-Resident 
Tuition $32,808 $48,426 $21,538 $31,704
Mandatory Fees $1,938 $1,938 $1,922 $1,922
Malpractice  $112 $112 $0 $0
Sub-total $34,858 $50,476 $23,460 $33,626

Estimated Secondary Expenses:

Budget Item Day Resident  Day Non-Resident Evening Resident  Evening Non-Resident 
Books $1,725 $1,725 $690 $690
Computer Purchase $2,000 $2,000 $2,000 $2,000
Health Insurance $3,511 $3,511 $3,511 $3,511
Living Expenses (Off-Campus) $15,750 $15,750 $15,750 $15,750
Commuting Expenses $0 $1,200 $0 $1,200
Loan Fees (if applicable) $1,901 $2,615 $1,373 $1,855
Transportation $2,000 $2,000 $2,000 $2,000
Sub-total $26,887 $28,801 $25,324 $27,006


JD Tuition Structure 

JD students enrolled in the Full-Time Day Division pay flat rate tuition for the first year while taking the structured required curriculum and are billed on a per credit basis for remaining electives and graduation requirements. A detailed breakdown of tuition can be found here. Students who have completed the first year in the Full-Time Day Division may enroll in any number of credits up to a maximum of 17 during the fall and spring semesters and up to a maximum of nine credits in the summer term.

Students enrolled in the Part-Time Evening Division pay flat rate tuition for the first four semesters while taking the structured required curriculum and are billed on a per credit basis in subsequent semesters for remaining electives and graduation requirements. Students who have completed two years in the Part-Time Evening Division may, after the second year, enroll in any number of credits up to a maximum of 17 during the fall and spring semesters and up to a maximum of nine credits in the summer term.  

The amount students pay in tuition for the eighty-five credits required for graduation is equivalent to the amount that would have been paid under a flat rate system. Exact numbers may vary slightly due to university fees. Once students complete 85 credits, enrolling in additional credits will result in paying additional tuition beyond the equivalent of three years of flat-rate tuition.

This tuition system gives all students the ability to vary the number of electives taken in a given semester and take summer school courses without incurring additional charges or changing divisions. Students must take most of the required courses in the division in which they first enrolled, but subject to enrollment priorities, are able to take electives offered in either the day or evening to allow flexibility in scheduling.  

A division change should only be necessary when a student who has completed the first year in the Part-Time Division requests permission to transition to the Day Division. Doing so requires giving up the flat rate and paying on a per credit basis going forward. This will require paying more in tuition for the degree than if the student remains in the evening program for the 2E year.

Questions

For questions about Merit-Based Scholarships, please contact Jonathan Glick, Assistant Director of Admissions, at 410.706.3492 or jglick@law.umaryland.edu.

For questions about the Need-Based Financial Aid Process, please contact Maryland Carey Law’s Student Financial Planning Coordinator, Marilyn Jones, mmjones@law.umaryland.edu or 410.706.0873, or the Office of Student Financial Assistance and Education at 410.706.7347 or aidtalk@umaryland.edu