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. Starting in July 2018, law students who reside even while attending law school in Idaho for 12 months will qualify for in-state tuition making an education at the University of Idaho College of Law more affordable for out-of-state students.
2017-2018 Academic Year
|Idaho Residents||Non-Idaho Residents|
|Full-time Student Fees/Tuition||$19,748||$36,072|
|Room & Board||$10,188||$10,188|
|Books & Supplies (estimated)||$1,292||$1,292|
|Subtotal: Base Costs||$31,228||$47,552|
|Miscellaneous & Personal (estimated)||$3,904||$3,904|
*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 May 1, 2018 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.
The College of Law awards a number of scholarships to incoming students. Recipients are selected on the basis of academic ability and professional promise. Applicants are considered for a College of Law scholarship at the time of determining admission and, if selected to receive a scholarship, will have that indicated on the Letter of Acceptance.
Starting in July 2018, a bill will come into effect allowing out-of-state students to establish Idaho residency after their first year of law school and qualify for in-state tuition the changes include:
- The granting of in-state residency status to any out-of-state student who is enrolled in a graduate or professional degree program after residing in Idaho for 12 months;
- The permitting of an Idaho student to retain in-state residency status if they have left the state following their graduation from an Idaho high school, or if they left the state after completing any 6 years of elementary and/or high school education in Idaho and have returned to Idaho to attend an Idaho public institution of higher education within 8 years; and
- The granting of in-state residency status to any student who has graduated from a college or university in Idaho; and lived in Idaho for the last 12 months of undergraduate education; and received a four-year degree from an Idaho undergraduate institution that is sufficient to be admitted into a graduate or professional program in Idaho; and enrolls in a Idaho graduate or professional program within 36 months of graduating with an undergraduate degree.
Please consult the Office of the Registrar website to review the Idaho residency requirements for tuition purposes.
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.
College of Law Scholarships
The College of Law awards a number of scholarships to incoming students. Recipients are selected on the basis of academic ability and professional promise. Applicants are considered for a College of Law scholarship at the time of determining admission and, if selected to receive a scholarship, will have that indicated on the Letter of Acceptance. Limited scholarships for continuing students may be available based on academic achievement. With very few exceptions, most scholarships are renewable for up to three (3) years, as long as the student maintains a 2.7 or higher GPA at the end of each spring semester.
|Year||Students Entering with Conditional Scholarships||Students Whose Conditional Scholarships Have Since Been Reduced or Eliminated|
|2016 - 2017||75||21|
|2015 - 2016||57||21|
|2014 - 2015||66