Tuition and Expenses

Tuition for the 2018-19 academic year for Two-Year JD students is $45,360. Below you will find an annual budget for total cost of attendance.

Expenses billed to your student account:

Tuition for the 2018-19 academic year1 $45,360
Student Health Fee2 $426
Technology Fee $275
Wellness Fee3 $348
Total billed expenses $46,409

Estimated additional expenses:

Books and supplies
Food  $4,036
Student health insurance  $2,648
Personal Expenses  $2,500
Room/Utilities5  $8,200
Transportation6  $2,700
Total estimated budget: $21,246

Estimated cost of attendance:


Tuition shown is for 2018-19 academic year. Tuition costs for the next academic year are established in February and are expected to rise at that time. Prior increases have been 3% and 4% respectively and similar increases may be expected in future years.

2 The Health Fee is used to enhance student health services on the Reynolda campus. This fee is in addition to any individual student health charges charged for services rendered. This fee is charged at $213 per semester.

The Wellness Fee covers student use of on-campus recreation facilities and activities. Graduate students may opt to have the fee waived online through the Wake Information System (WIN). Graduate students who elect to opt out of the wellness fee will not have access to campus wellness, recreation and fitness facilities, equipment and related programs, including intramural sports and club sports.

4 Students who are not adequately covered by a health insurance policy will be required to purchase WFU’s Student Blue Health Insurance.

We recommend sharing an apartment as it can significantly reduce housing costs.

Transportation costs vary depending if a student purchases a vehicle or uses public transportation.

The expenses listed above do not include transportation to or from the home country and the United States. Estimated costs for married law students accompanied by their families will be higher.

Notice from Financial & Accounting ServicesIf the University deems it necessary to engage the services of a collection agency or attorney to collect or to settle any dispute in connection with an unpaid balance on a student account, the student will be liable for all collection agency and/or attorney’s fees, reasonable expenses, and costs incurred.