Tuition and Aid

Tuition and Need-based Financial Aid

The Law School acts as a financial aid liaison to the University Office of Student Financial Services for prospective and current students. While the Law School assists you with the process of obtaining need-based financial aid and administers merit-based scholarships, the University Office of Student Financial Services is responsible for creating financial aid packages and assisting students with financial planning and debt management.


Tuition for students enrolled at St. John's University School of Law for the 2014-2015 academic year is $51,490 for the full-time program and $38,630 for the part-time program.

The Cost of Attendance is a separate figure that represents the total cost of attending school and includes tuition, books and supplies, housing and food, transportation, miscellaneous and personal living expenses, and federal student loan fees.

Tuition Payment

When a prospective law student makes all required deposits to become an incoming student at the Law School, their invoice for the Fall semester will be available online on their UIS account in mid- to late June; the University no longer mails paper bills. Information regarding the acceptable methods of payments may be found here. Tuition and fee payments are due prior to the start of each semester or prior to University housing move-in, if the student has selected to live in the DePaul Townhouses. Students who are unable to make payment in full prior to the invoice due date must execute a tuition deferment agreement or select a law school payment plan. More information on these options may be found here.

Students entitled to tuition reimbursement from their employers must follow the simple steps outlined here. Students qualifying for Veterans Benefits should visit our Veterans Benefits site and contact Marion Concilio in Student Financial Services for further information.

Applying for Need-based Financial Aid

St. John's University School of Law encourages all applicants and current students who need financial assistance for law school to apply for need-based financial aid. There are two types of need-based financial aid for St. John's law students: Federal Unsubsidized Loans (up to $20,500) and Graduate PLUS Loans (available up to the Cost of Attendance of law school, minus your eligibility for Federal Unsubsidized Loans). Your financial aid package will consist entirely of these two types of loans, unless you have also received a merit-based scholarship.  The financial aid process is outlined below. You will find more detailed information in this Financial Aid Process document and this Financial Aid Newsletter created by the University's Office of Student Financial Services.