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Estimated Law Student Budget

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Estimate Breakdown: 2023–24 Academic Year

In State Out of State
Key Costs

Billed by UT or Required for Class (Books, supplies, etc.)

Tuition and Fees $20,408 $39,152
Books, course materials, supplies, and equipment $1,600 $1,600
  • This is an estimate of what a student will spend on books for the fall and spring semesters.
Estimated Additional Expenses

Not billed by UT; based on personal spending/needs

Housing and Food $12,482 $12,482
  • This is an estimate of what a student will spend on housing and meals for the fall and spring semesters. If you live in university housing, these costs will be directly billed to you.
Transportation $3,470 $3,470
  • This item is for budgeting purposes only and will not be billed to you.
Miscellaneous Personal Expenses

(Based on personal spending habits)

$3,042 $3,042
  • This item is for budgeting purposes only and will not be billed to you.
Loan Fees $350 $350
  • This is an estimate of what the average student spends in federal loan origination fee.
Total $41,352 $60,096

*Updated July 2023. This estimate is based on fees for students with an admit date of fall 2013 and after. Students admitted before fall 2013 do not have to pay the Law School Students Library Fee.

UT reserves the right to adjust tuition charges when deemed necessary. Official fees are set by the UT Board of Trustees in June/July of each year. Indirect costs will vary depending on your housing status.