General LL.M. Tuition and Financial Aid
Pursuing a legal degree is an investment in your future. To prepare for this investment, it is important to make sure that you are financially ready to take on the costs associated with attendance.
Tuition for the 2018-2019 academic year is US$65,456. Total expenses, including tuition, are estimated to be US$91,239. The Financial Aid Budget which includes cost of tuition, living expenses, books and supplies, and University fees can be found on the Tuition and Expenses page.
Financial Aid and Fellowships
General LL.M applicants wishing to be considered for financial aid should indicate their interest on their admissions application.
We provide a limited number of financial awards to LL.M. candidates based on merit.
All of your application materials must be received by December 15 to be considered for an award.
For applicants who are U.S. Citizens or Residents, you may qualify for Federal Student Loans. For more information, contact the Financial Aid Office. If ineligible for Federal Financial Aid, applicants needing loan funds may apply for a private student loan. Most loans will require a U.S. co-signer with significant credit history. Prodigy Finance and MPower are lenders that do not require a co-signer. Cornell Law cannot assist in securing a student loan.
J.S.D. Tuition and Financial Aid
Tuition for the 2018-2019 academic year is US$29,500. Total expenses, including tuition, are estimated to be US$91,207 The Financial Aid Budget which includes cost of tuition, living expenses, books and supplies, and University fees can be found on the Graduate School website.
Cornell Law School aims to provide a full tuition waiver and stipend to all first and second year J.S.D. students in residence, contingent on satisfactory academic progress.