The University of Maine School of Law is one of the most affordable law schools, for both tuition and cost of living, in the country. Tuition rates for J.D. students vary according to the student’s residency and are determined at the time of acceptance.
|Maine Residents & Canadian Citizens||$23,190|
|New England Regional Program (Vermont & Rhode Island)*||$31,650|
*A number of New England residents, from states that do not have a state law school, are granted New England Board of Higher Education (NEBHE) rates. Canadian citizens are granted a tuition rate similar to the NEBHE rate.
Tuition Charges Per Credit Hour
For students registered for fewer than 12 credits:
|Maine Residents & Canadian Citizens||$773|
|New England Regional Program (Vermont & Rhode Island)||$1,055|
New England Regional Program (NEBHE) Tuition Rates
Each year, by virtue of the New England Board of Higher Education (NEBHE) Compact, a limited number of students from Rhode Island and Vermont are eligible to pay a special tuition rate equal to the in-state tuition rate plus 50%. Unless the NEBHE Compact changes and/or the University policy changes, a student who enters the Law School eligible for NEBHE rates will remain eligible for this consideration during the full three years he or she is enrolled.
Application For Admission:
The University of Maine School of Law has waived its application fee for J.D. applicants.
$60 per credit hour
This fee is charged each semester and covers fixed costs of providing educational and student services not already supported by tuition.
$5.00 per credit hour
This fee supports the campus technology and educational environment necessary to meet the technological demands of the University of Maine community.
Transition and Orientation Fee:
$375 per semester – a mandatory fee for LL.M. students only.
Visit the University of Southern Maine’s website to learn about Voluntary Student Health Insurance Options.
The Chancellor recommends tuition, fees, and room and board rates for approval by the Board of Trustees each year, and they become effective after the summer term. The Board may alter these rates at its discretion.