The Cost of Attendance (COA) is the basis for establishing financial need for a student. It sets the limit on the total amount of aid a student can receive for a designated period of time. It is an estimate of a student's educational expenses.
What Comprises COA?
It is composed of Direct Expenses like tuition and mandatory fees and Indirect Expenses, such as Room & Board, Books & Supplies, Transportation, and Personal for the 9-month academic year. The University of Miami School of Law also includes an average loan origination fee that is deducted from a student's loan upfront. The Office of Student Account Services builds the COA tuition & fee component based on full-time enrollment. Please note: Students must be enrolled in a minimum of 6 credits in the Fall and Spring Semesters to be considered for aid. The minimal enrollment for summer is 3 credits.
If a student is enrolled in less than full-time status, the tuition & fee component is adjusted down to reflect the actual charges in Student Account Services. The Office of Student Account Services bills all direct costs each semester.
See the Office of Student Account Services for a detailed summary of tuition and fees cost.
Cost of Attendance 2015-2016
- New Entering 1L Students, Continuing 2Ls and Continuing 3Ls Entering Summer 2013 to 2015-16
- Continuing Dual Degree 3Ls Entering Summer 2012 or 2012-13
- Continuing Dual Degree 3Ls Entering Summer 2011 or 2011-12
- New LLM Students Entering Summer 2015 or 2015-16
- International Students Only – Not Receiving US Funding Entering Summer 2015 or 2015-16
Cost of Attendance 2014-15
- New Students (1Ls Only) Entering Summer 2014 or 2014-2015
- Continuing Students (2Ls Only) Entering Summer 2013 or 2013-14
- Continuing Students (3Ls Only) Entering Summer 2012 or 2012-2013
- Continuing (3L/Dual Degree Students Only) Entering Summer 2011 or 2011-2012
- J.D. Students Without U.S. Government Federal Aid
- LL.M. Students
- LL.M. Students Without U.S. Government Federal Aid
Health Insurance Fee
All university students enrolled in 6 or more credits are required to have health insurance coverage. Students will be charged an additional fee in the fall semester for the 2014-2015 academic year for health insurance. Note: Students will need to complete a waiver form each academic year in order for the health insurance fee to be waived from their charges and removed from their billing statements.
For further information on immunization requirements, the health insurance plan, costs and/or to request a waiver, visit the Student Health Services website.