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JD Applicants

The cost of attendance for the 2020-2021 academic year is below.

Students will find that this is a realistic budget for living in Philadelphia, one of the most affordable big cities in the country, and many more will be able to live below these figures. You can find more information about each component of the budget below. 

Cost of Education - Details

2020-2021 9-month Student Budget
Tuition $63,610
General Fee $3,452
Learning Support Fee $1,068
Sub-Total Tuition & Required Fees: $68,130
Room and Board* $16,570
Books and Supplies $2,000
Health Insurance $3,734
Health Clinical Fee $630
Miscellaneous** $2,004
Transportation $984
Sub-Total Living Expenses: $25,922
Total Budget:


: Tuition and policy information for potential joint degree & certificate candidates can be found here. The University’s Trustees reserve the right at any time to amend the regulations concerning tuition, fees, and method of payment and to make such changes applicable to students currently enrolled in the University as well as to new studentsTuition refund information can be found on the Leaves of Absence/Withdrawals section of the Policy and Procedures outline.

Tuition: This is the total tuition cost of full time attendance at the Law School. Tuition and expense are adjusted annually.

General Fee: The general fee is a partial contribution toward the support of the Student Health Service, Placement Service, graduate student activities, recreational facilities, the physical development of the University, and other services not directly associated with specific courses.

Learning Support Fee: The Learning Support Fee is used to cover a broad group of technology-driven services, including library electronic research tools, course portal, photocopied materials, and ITS support.

Room & Board: The room and board allowance reflects an average off-campus shared residence on a nine-month basis.  For additional housing information please go to Penn Residential Service or Off-Campus Services.

Health Insurance: All full-time students are required to have health insurance coverage for both in-patient and outpatient medical care and to provide information about their insurance coverage each year. This is the estimated premium for the 12 -month Penn Student Insurance Plan.

Miscellaneous: This amount includes general personal items, entertainment, laundry, telephone service, and transportation which includes normal in-city travel costs.