Tuition for the academic year 2012-13 is $22,746 for in-state (New Jersey resident) tuition and $34,478 for out-of-state (non-New Jersey) residents.
Part-time New Jersey resident tuition is $948 per credit; non-resident tuition is $1,437 per credit.
During 2012-13, student fees for the academic year are $2,732.90 for full-time students and $1,493.50 for part-time students.
Tuition information valid as of August 2012.
Estimated Living Expenses for Singles
for 2011-2012 academic year:
Single student living on campus $ 16,084
Single student living off campus $ 21,594
Single student living at home $ 8,314
Estimated Living Expenses for Singles
for 2012-2013 academic year:
Single student living on campus $ 16,514
Single student living off campus $ 22,184
Single student living at home $ 8,514
Estimated Cost of Attendance, 2012-13
Personal cost of attendance = (Tuition + fees + books) - scholarships/grants + estimated living expenses
We encourage prospective students to estimate their personal cost of attendance at our Law School as an important factor in deciding where to attend law school. While our Financial Aid Office can work with you to help create an academic budget, the value of creating a personal budget cannot be overstated. You should carefully consider both interest rates and lengths of time to repay loans, as small differences can make a large difference to you during the time of loan repayment. Also, reducing expenses just $25 per week can result in savings over three years of over $3500.
Using the data on this website (or by contacting Financial Aid directly), we would encourage you to create a personal budget that includes at a minimum: (1) Tuition and Fees; (2) Books & Supplies; (3) Housing; (4) Meals (5) Personal Expenses; (6) Health care (if not satisfied with level of university health care provided as part of full-time law student fee assessment); (6) any external loan fees; and (7) transportation, including auto insurance, gas, car payments. Remember, while it is beneficial to speak to a student who is currently attending law school, you may incur expenses that are not experienced by someone else either based on personal choices or simply based on different living experiences. For example, if you choose not to live on campus, your expenses might include the costs related to transportation, such as high speedline or automobile expenses, like gas, insurance, auto repairs, etc.
Tuition for the academic year is payable in two equal installments, at the beginning of the fall and spring semesters. In addition to tuition, fees include:
- A nonrefundable seat deposit when you accept admission, which is credited toward the fall semester bill.
- Student health insurance through Rutgers, which may be waived if you have comparable coverage through another provider.
- Annual fees that help support, inter alia, Career Planning, Library Resource fees, Loan Repayment Assistant Program, and student organizations and activities.
The School of Law-Camden and the staff in the Office of Financial Aid at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, are concerned with students' educational expenses. The impact of these expenses upon the student and his or her family is significant, in spite of the fact that tuition at Rutgers covers only a small portion of the cost of instruction for each student. In order to allow students with limited financial resources to attend law school, every effort is made to assist students in finding alternatives to finance their education. The majority of students who enroll in the law school receive some form of financial aid. The amount and type of support each student receives depend upon the need for assistance, qualifications, and university funding. In the 2011-2012 academic year, more than $26 million was distributed to students in the law school through fellowships, grants, loans, and employment. The average financial aid package was about $33,947, with 90 * percent of law students receiving some form of assistance. The largest program in 2011-2012 was the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program, which provided more than $23.2 million to 774 students.
* Note: 90 percent determined as follows: per Registrar data: total number enrolled in Law School 2011-2012 = 866; [ 774/866= 90%])
For additional information on financing your law school education, please visit our Financial Aid and Tuition site.