Tuition & Financial Aid
Paying for Law School
The University of Idaho College of Law has been named a Best Value Law School by preLaw Magazine. We offer one of the most affordable law programs in the nation with a strong return through career opportunities. Idaho residents can expect to pay less than half of what they would pay at most other schools – public or private – in the region.
For students from outside Idaho, our non-resident tuition is significantly lower than schools in surrounding states. In addition, students from the 16 WICHE participating states and territories are eligible for in-state tuition through the Western Regional Graduate Program (WRGP). Students from other states, who reside in Idaho for 12 months will qualify for in-state tuition making an education at Idaho Law more affordable for out-of-state students.
2023 - 2024 Academic Year
|Idaho Residents||Non-Idaho Residents|
|Full-time Student Fees/Tuition||$25,264||$44,500|
|Room & Board||$10,380||$10,380|
|Books & Supplies (estimated)||$1,232||$1,232|
|Subtotal: Base Costs||$36,876||$56,112|
|Miscellaneous & Personal (estimated)||$2,120||$2,120|
*For complete explanation of costs, visit the University of Idaho Financial Aid Office.
Financial Aid FAQ
To apply for federal financial aid, you must submit a FAFSA. To be considered for priority, you must submit a FAFSA by Dec. 1 and list the University of Idaho (federal code 001626). Only U.S. citizens and permanent residents are eligible for federal aid. See our Financial Aid website for more details.
Do I have to apply to scholarships separately to be considered for scholarships, or will I have to be considered for scholarships automatically upon admission?
Your application to Idaho Law is your application for scholarship consideration. The key factors in scholarship consideration are the high LSAT score and the cumulative undergraduate GPA. Scholarships awarded to entering students are renewable for each of the three years of law school provided the student remains in good academic standing.
Visit the Gaining Idaho State Residency page for more information.
Federal financial aid is available through the University of Idaho Office of Student Financial Aid Services to qualified students in the form of Federal Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Student Loans and Graduate Plus Loans.
To apply, complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
The FAFSA should be completed, loans accepted and promissory notes signed by August 1 to assure the availability of funds at the beginning of the fall semester.
Idaho Law Scholarships
The College of Law awards credential-based scholarships to incoming students. These scholarships are determined largely by LSAT score and undergraduate GPA. Applicants are considered for a College of Law scholarship at the time of admission and no separate application is required. Applicants receiving awards are notified in their scholarship letter. Some scholarships for continuing students may be available from endowed funds and awarded based on criteria established by our generous alumni. Almost all scholarships are renewable for up to three (3) years, as long as the student remains in good academic standing and maintains a full-time course load.
Please contact the College of Law should you have questions about these scholarships.
Financial Counseling and Additional Information
Our dedicated associate directors of admission are happy to discuss financial aid options with prospective and admitted students. Resources available to assist our admittees with planning to pay for law school include:
- MAX by AccessLex: MAX provides quick and easy to understand lessons, in-person and online learning options, one-on-one financial coaching from Accredited Financial Counselors, and over $300,000 in scholarship incentives each year to keep you motivated! From paying for law school to investing for your retirement – and every step in between – let MAX be your guide.
- LSAC’s Paying for Law School: Deciding to go to law school is an investment in your future. It is a serious financial investment as well. However, with thoughtful research and careful planning, financing a legal education is possible. LSAC provides additional information about eligibility, financial aid options, applyin for aid, law school scholarships, and student loan and debt resources.
- AccessConnex: If you are considering or pursuing a law degree contact AccessConnext for clear, unbiased information to set you on a sound financial path. And whether it’s your first call or your fifth, AccessConnex is always free.
- Annual Credit Report
- Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
- Equal Justice Works (for students/lawyers interested in public service)
- FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)
- Federal Direct Student Loan Repayment Calculator
- Federal Student Aid portal (U.S. Department of Education)
- Federal Student Aid Partner Connect
- Federal Student Aid Handbook
- FICO Credit Score Information
- IRS Tax Benefits for Education Information Center
- National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS - Professional Access)
- U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA Education Benefits)