J.D. Tuition & Fees


Please follow the links on the left side of the page for tuition costs for each academic year.

Estimated Costs of Attendance

The estimated cost of attendance (COA) for the academic year (fall and spring semesters) will vary according to a student’s enrollment status. The estimated COA (excluding tuition and fees) for resident students living off-campus during the 2021-2022 academic year is $25,480. This amount has been budgeted for books/supplies, room, board, travel expenses, and miscellaneous personal expenses.

Refund Policy

In the event a student withdraws from the law program, a tuition refund for the semester in which the student withdraws will be issued according to the following schedule:

Withdrawal prior to or during the first week of classes: 100% tuition refund
Withdrawal after the first week of classes and before the seventh week of classes: 50% refund
Withdrawal after the seventh week of classes: None

Federal financial aid recipients are subject to a “Return to Title IV” and, as such, may owe UNLV for unpaid tuition and fees. Contact Student Financial Services for details.

Acceptance Deposit

Applicants offered admission to the law school are required to submit a $1,000 non-refundable deposit which is credited toward tuition upon registration.

Tuition Increases

Tuition rates are approved by the Board of Regents biannually for the two years of the following biennial cycle.  Tuition rates have been approved through fiscal year 2022-2023.  Future registration fees and non-resident tuition for will be based on the Higher Education Price Index (HEPI), an index that tracks the inflation of college costs.

Fee Increases

Student Fee Increases are submitted to the Board of Regents for approval in December each year.

Refer to the UNLV Cashiering and Student Account web site for the full list of current student fees.

Should there be any discrepancy between the information provided on this website and the Board approved fees, the information published in the NSHE Procedure and Guidelines Manual will prevail.


Tuition and fees are established by the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) Board of Regents and are subject to change without notice.  For a complete listing, reference Chapter 7 - Tuition and Fees, of the NSHE Procedures and Guidelines Manual.