Tuition and Financial Aid

Santa Clara Law is committed to helping you afford your legal education. Each year, we offer millions of dollars in scholarships to our students. Our Financial Aid Office will meet with you, help you explore all your options (including grants, loans, scholarships, and work study), and help you make a plan that you can afford. We know the financial aid process can be daunting, and we want to help you! Please contact our financial aid counselors by e-mailing or calling 408-554-5048.


Tuition for the 2014-15 academic year is $1,568 per unit.  The tuition for full-time is based on 30 units per year (15 units per semester).  Tuition for part-time is based on 21 units per year (11 units for the fall semester and 10 units for the spring semester).  Fee and tuition charges for the 2014-15 academic year are:

  • Full-time      $47,040 ($23,520 per semester)
  • Part-time     $32,968 ($16,464 per semester)

The student budget also known as the “cost of attendance” is comprised of required tuition and estimated expenses for the academic year (August – May).

2014-15 Student Budget
Full-time Part-time
Tuition  $47,040  $32,968
Room and Board  $14,874  $14,874
Books    $1,314    $1,314
Transportation    $2,016    $2,016
Personal Expenses    $3,658    $3,658
Loan Fees    $1,418    $1,418
Total  $70,320  $56,208
Information for Entering Students:
Guide to Law Financial Aid
Scholarships and Fellowships
Typical Aid Packages
International Students
Tuition and Payment Deadlines
Loans & Work Study (Federal Aid)
Information for Current Students:
Bar Study Loans
Loan Repayment Information
Tuition and Payment Deadlines
Financial Aid Resources:
Payment Plan
Financial Aid Blog
Scholarship Blog
External Scholarships

Contact Information:

Santa Clara University Law Financial Aid 500 El Camino Real Santa Clara, CA 95053

(408) 554-5048 (408) 554-7897 fax