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Tuition and Financial Information

Tuition and Fees for AY 2021-2022

Tuition for the Master in Law (ML) program is charged on a per class/credit unit (CU) basis. Each class in the ML program is worth one CU. Eight CUs are required to complete the ML degree. 

Penn Students and Staff may request enrollment in ML classes at any time without enrolling in the ML degree. Visiting students are permitted to request enrollment in any of the ML summer course offerings without enrolling in the ML degree.  If you plan to pursue the ML degree, we encourage you to submit an application to the ML program at your earliest convenience.  Upon request to and approval by the ML program, Penn Law will consider applying up to two ML classes taken prior to acceptance into the ML degree program.

Master in Law Degree Candidates:

(Penn Graduate Students see below section)

Courses taken while enrolled in the ML degree program (per class/CU)

  • Tuition: $7,292.00
  • General fee: $442.00
  • Learning fee: $136.00

Penn Students:

  • Tuition and fees are based on students’ home school tuition policies for courses taken outside of their programs. Accordingly, students should consult with their home school Registrars to determine these policies and whether additional home school tuition and fees apply.

Non-degree Students**:

ML Foundation Courses (-301 courses) (per class/CU)

  • Tuition: $7,292.00
  • General fee: $442.00
  • Learning fee: $136.00 

Financing Your Education

Penn students: While you are home schooled elsewhere at Penn, your tuition and fees are based on your home school’s tuition and fee policies for courses taken outside of your program and outside of your school. Check with your home school’s Registrar to determine the specifics of your situation.

Penn Faculty and Employees: Determine your eligibility for tuition benefits and how this could defray the costs of your ML education.

Visit Penn Human Resources to learn more about tuition benefits (PennKey Required.)

Student Loans

Loans are available to qualified students enrolled in the ML program. Terms of interest and repayment vary. The Law School refers students to the Federal Direct Student Loan program, Graduate Federal PLUS Loan program, and various other alternative private student loan programs. Student loans may be used to cover tuition, fees, books and other living expenses. Students who borrow government loans must maintain half time status (two classes per semester) for eligibility. Also, loans will enter into repayment after a student ceases to be enrolled at least half time. Most students will have a 6 month grace period before repayment begins. More information on these loans can be found on the Penn Student Registration & Financial Services website.


**Non degree students references Penn faculty and staff not pursuing the ML Degree and summer term visiting students.