Tuition and Expenses

Tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year for Two-Year JD students is $44,470. Below you will find an annual budget for total cost of attendance.

Tuition   $44,470
Student Health fee        $390
University technology fee        $250
Wellness fee*        $300
Graduation fee** $60
Charges billed by WFU   $45,470
Room, board, utilities   $11,700
Books & supplies     $1,600
Personal expenses     $2,000
Transportation     $3,000
Insurance (health & renter’s) ***     $2,530
Estimated other costs  $20,830
Total estimated costs  $66,300

*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.

**Graduation Fee: A $60 graduation fee will be charged to all student accounts, even if the graduate does not attend the graduation ceremony.

***Degree-seeking graduate students who are not adequately covered by a health insurance policy will be required to purchase health insurance. For complete details on the Student Insurance Program, visit

All international students with F or J visas will be required to have health insurance as a condition of enrollment.  International students with F or J visas will not have the option to waive from the Student Blue plan offered through WFU unless they are covered by a plan reviewed and approved by the University based on the minimum criteria.  To have your plan reviewed, email your policy to

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.


Located in a scenic region of North Carolina, the cost of living in Winston-Salem can be much less expensive than in large urban areas where many other public or private schools are located. More information about living in Winston-Salem, and information on housing, can be found on our website.