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Juris Doctor

A Legal Education You Can Afford

JD Tuition for the 2023-2024 academic year is $47,450 for the full-time program and $31,540 for the part-time program.

Fees are $2,620 for the full-time program and $1,360 for the part-time program. These fees include registration and general service fees, use of the Anthony S. Caprio Alumni Healthful Living Center (CAHLC) by full-time students, technology fee, Student Bar Association fee, Health Services fee, and Academic and Bar Success Materials. Part-time students who want to use the AHLC pay an additional $200 per year.

Additionally, Massachusetts law requires documentary proof of health insurance for all students. Contact the Center for Health and Well-Being for more information at 413-782-1211.

The combined tuition and fees are thus $50,070 for the full-time program and $32,900 for the part-time program.

Note: All figures listed above are subject to change.

Estimated Cost of Attendance

Each year, the Financial Aid Office determines a standard Cost of Attendance for determining financial aid eligibility. The following chart gives both the specific line-item figures and the overall bottom line for 2023-2024, based on 9 months of expenses.

Full Time (9-months) 2023-2024 Part Time (9-months) 2023-2024
Tuition (12-16 credits) $47,450 Tuition (8-11 credits) $31,540
Fees 2,020 Fees 910
Academic and Bar Success Materials 600 Academic and Bar Success Materials 450
Books 1,600 Books 1,600
Housing & Food 13,000 Housing & Food 13,000
Personal 2,410 Personal 2,410
Transportation 2,920 Transportation 2,920
Average Federal Student Loan Fee 216 Average Federal Student Loan Fee 216
Total $70,216 Total $53,046

Note: The 2023-2024 per credit rate for summer courses and credits beyond the range specified for the full-time or part-time program is $1,620 per credit.

Part-Time Program Notes: In the fall semester of their 1L year, part-time students will be enrolled in 12 credits and will be charged the part-time tuition rate plus $1,620. 

Tuition Refund Policy

The School of Law operates on an academic term, making advance commitments to teaching staff and others whose services are essential to the operation of the School of Law and University. Under School of Law and University policy and the School of Law's Academic Rules, refunds are made to students based on our refund schedule.

Students who withdraw from a class or from the School of Law must notify the Student Records Office in writing at the time of withdrawal. Approved refunds will be computed on the basis of the date appearing on the official withdrawal form. Absence from class does not constitute withdrawal from a course. No refunds will be made on fees other than tuition. Students who use the deferred tuition payment plan are obligated to pay in accordance with the above schedule. If, at the end of a semester, a student has not paid the accrued charges for that semester, the student will be designated "not in good standing" until the charges are paid.


Western New England University School of Law is committed to making a legal education affordable for our students. Law school is an important investment, and we will work with you to assure that you have the resources available to you to finance your legal education. 

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1215 Wilbraham Road
Springfield, MA 01119

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