Tuition and fees

2016-2017 Student Charges

Tuition and mandatory fees for the 2016-2017 academic year:

Federal School Code for

Part-Time (9 credits)

  • In-state - $19,968.28 ($9,984.14/semester)
  • Out-of-state - $26,082.34 ($13,041.17/semester)
  • Regional/proximity (RI or VT residency) - $21,541.48 ($10,770.74/semester)

Students who enroll in fewer than 12 credits are considered part-time. Part-time charges are calculated on a per-credit basis. The normal course load for part-time study is 8-10 credits.  Please see the Cost Chart in Resources section for breakdown of all charges.

Full-Time (12 or more credits)

  • In-state - $26,466 ($13,233/semester)
  • Out-of-state - $34,618 ($17,309/semester)
  • Regional/proximity (RI or VT residency) - $28,563.50 ($14,281.75/semester)

All students are charged a one-time transcript fee of $100.00.

Health insurance

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts requires all full-time and three-fourths-time matriculated students to have comprehensive health insurance. These students will be billed automatically for health insurance. Students with comparable existing coverage may waive this charge.

Information about the health insurance requirement may be obtained from UMass Dartmouth's Student Health Services.

Financing your law school education

To help you and your family with your educational expenses, UMass Law offers:

Staff members in Financial Aid are prepared to assist you in learning what is available and how to access needed funding for your studies.

Tuition refund policy

Percentage and type of refund, upon Official Withdrawal from UMass Dartmouth

Prior to first day and through to end of publicized drop/add period each semester

100% tuition and all fees

During second week

90% tuition

During third week

70% tuition

During fourth week

50% tuition

After fourth week

no refund of charges


Official Withdrawal from the University is defined in § 12 of the UMass Law Student Handbook (PDF).

Refund of charges for on-campus meals and housing is governed by the terms of the housing contract.

Return of Title IV Aid

For students receiving Title IV funding (Federal Direct Loans), the law school applies the Return of Title IV Aid policy in compliance with the Higher Education Amendments of 1998.

Withdrawn students with federal loans will be subject to both the Return of Title IV Aid and the University of Massachusetts School of Law - Dartmouth Refund Policy.

According to federal regulation, students receiving Federal Direct Loans that withdraw from or stop attending classes on or before completing 60% of the semester, calculated in calendar days, are required to return all or a portion of the federal funds awarded.

Refunds made under the Return of Title IV Aid policy will be paid, first, to the Unsubsidized and Subsidized Direct Loan Programs and then to the Graduate Plus Loan Program.

Additional information about the Return of Title IV Aid policy as well as examples of its application is available in the Financial Aid Services Office.


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