Students studying in the School of Law at The University of Akron


Annual tuition and fees

For JD, LLM, MSL, certificate, audit, and non-degree courses

2020-21 (fall and spring combined)
Total $24,214/$14,819 $24,314/$14,919
Ohio resident
Tuition3 $21,376/$12,826 $21,376/$12,826
Fees3 $2,838/$1,993 $2,938/$2,093

1. Full-time enrollment assumes 30 credit hours per year (14 in the fall semester and 16 in the spring semester). Part-time enrollment assumes 20 credit hours per year (10 in the fall semester and 10 in the spring semester). This equates to an average of 10 courses per year for full time students and 6 courses per year for part-time students. Actual credit hours and course loads may vary, resulting in a variation in tuition and fee totals. In order to get through the J.D. program in a timely fashion (3 years for full-time or 4 years for part-time), the law school’s curriculum requires you take 12 to 16 credit hours a semester (for full-time) and 8 to 10 credit hours a semester (for part-time).

2. Non-resident students pay the same tuition as resident students plus a $100 annual non-resident surcharge. This surcharge is waived for students who become Ohio residents. Students are typically able to become Ohio residents after one year of Ohio residency.

3. Please note that first-year tuition may be less than the totals indicated in the table above.

Summer 20204

Total $2,562 $4,963
Three hoursSix hours
Tuition $2,138 $4,275
Fees $424 $688

4. Summer classes are optional, but are required for part-time students wishing to complete law school in four years. 88 credit hours are required for graduation.


Campus at The University of AkronAkron Law grads owed nearly $20,000 in loans below the average debt of graduates at the nine law schools in Ohio.

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Estimated living expenses
Total $16,524 $5,880
Room and Board $11,524 $3,842
Books and Supplies $1,000 $600
Transportation $1,000 $500
Personal Expenses $3,000 $938

Per-unit tuition and fee rates
Tuition $712.53
Course Fee (per course) $110
General Service Fee (per hour, with a max. of $197.40 per semester) $16.45
Administrative Fee (per semester) $30
Technology Fee (per hour) $16.25
Facilities Fee (per hour, with a max. of $222.60 per semester) $18.55
Transportation Fee (fall and spring, per semester) $175
Transportation Fee (summer) $120
Nonresident Surcharge (fall and spring, per semester) $50

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