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
Graduation Fee 60
Charges billed by WFU   45,170
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 $66,000

**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

Graduation Fee: A $60 graduation fee will be charged to all 3L accounts, even if the graduate does not attend the graduation ceremony.

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.