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Tuition and Expenses, 2023-2024 Academic Year

Non-Ohio Residents

Total Estimated Expenses for non-Ohio residents: $75,660

1. Direct Expenses (fixed costs)

  • Tuition and fees: $ 49,762.80 (this amount includes a $500-fee for the bar exam prep program).

This tuition is for LLM students taking 2 semesters with up to 34 credits. If a student wishes to extend their LLM program to a third semester, the student may have to pay more than the tuition listed here. Please contact moritzllm@osu.edu to inquire further about the tuition if you are interested in the three-semester option.

  • Student health insurance: $3,592 (for two semesters). If a student extends their LLM program to a third semester, the student will pay approximately $1,800 for an additional semester.

2. Indirect Expenses (costs that you as a student can control. The numbers reflect the most you can budget for these items, not necessarily what they will cost you. You can choose to make less expensive arrangements for you or some costs just do not apply to you)

  • Estimated Cost for Books, Course Materials, Supplies and Equipment: $3,090
  • Living Expenses, including Food and Housing:  $15,372
  • Miscellaneous Expenses: $3,210
  • Transportation: $696

 

Ohio Residents

1. Direct Expenses (fixed costs)

Tuition and fees: $ 34,510.80 (this amount includes a $500-fee for the bar exam prep program). This tuition is for LLM students taking 2 semesters with up to 34 credits. If a student wishes to extend their LLM program to a third semester, the student may have to pay more than the tuition amount listed here. Please contact moritzllm@osu.edu to inquire further about the tuition if you are interested in the three-semester option.

To learn more how to qualify as a Ohio resident for tuition purposes, please view “Ohio Residency for Tuition". Once you have accepted the offer of admission, you will be able to log into Buckeye Link to check your residency status. If you believe you have been incorrectly classified as a non-resident of Ohio, you can reclassify through your Applicant Center. You can view step-by-step instructions for recently admitted students on the Applicants to The Ohio State University webpage.

2. Indirect Expenses (costs that you as a student can control. The numbers reflect the most you can budget for these items, not necessarily what they will cost you. You can choose to make less expensive arrangements for you, or some costs just do not apply to you)

  • Estimated Cost for Books, Course Materials, Supplies and Equipment: $3,090
  • Living Expenses, including Food and Housing:  $15,372
  • Miscellaneous Expenses: $3,210
  • Transportation: $696
  • Loan fees (if you are eligible to apply for federal financial aid): $196
  • Student health insurance: $3,592. You only incur this cost if you don’t have your own health insurance coverage or coverage through someone else.

 

Pay Tuition & Fees in Installments

You can pay for this program on a monthly basis. You can request a Tuition Option Payment Plan (TOPP) after you are enrolled in the program. TOPP enrollment is optional. To participate, you must sign up each semester through your Ohio State University student online account (called My Buckeye Link account.)

View How to Enroll in TOPP here. Visit this link about Tuition Option Payment Plan to learn more details about this option.

Scholarships and Funding Resources

The Moritz Scholarship for Excellence offers a number of tuition scholarships of 50% or slightly higher to outstanding LLM candidates. To be considered for this Scholarship, LLM applicants must be able to demonstrate excellent academic performance in home country's law school(s), experiences that demonstrate leadership or community engagement, track record of professional accomplishments, publications, and honors or awards, and commitment to contributing to the intellectual diversity and academic excellence of the Moritz law community.

 

To apply

  • Submit a complete LLM application and required application materials, and
  • Submit an essay (max. 2 pages) to explain what legal issue you aspire to tackle, and what specific legal solution(s) you would propose to address such legal issue.

Please attach the scholarship essay to your LLM application and write at the top of the essay the title: “ESSAY FOR THE MORITZ SCHOLARSHIP FOR EXCELLENCE”.

 

Scholarship Application Deadline:

The LLM application, required application materials, and the scholarship essay must be submitted by March 1 (for Fall semester) and by September 1 (for Spring semester).

 

We will consider and evaluate all scholarship applications together after each respective deadline. Notifications of the awards for this scholarship will be sent to the awardees around mid-March (Fall semester) and mid-September (Spring semester). Applicants not awarded with the Moritz Scholarship for Excellence will be automatically considered for a partial scholarship (see "Moritz LLM Scholarships" section below).

The Moritz LLM Scholarships award LLM students with partial scholarships in varying amounts of up to 40% tuition.

 

The award amount is determined in consideration of each applicant's academic performance in law school(s), any advanced degree in legal or other fields, ambitions and motivations of the applicant, and prior legal work experience (or extra-curricular activities in law school).

 

All applicants are automatically considered for a partial Moritz LLM Scholarship when they submit their applications. No scholarship essay is required.

 

To receive priority consideration for a Moritz LLM Scholarship, applicants should submit the complete LLM application along with required application materials by March 1 for Fall semester and September 1 for Spring semester. After these priority dates, awards will be determined in accordance with the availability of scholarship funds.

 

The Moritz College of Law offers partial tuition waivers to Fulbright award winners. Applicants must apply through the Fulbright program in their home countries. Often applications must be received one year in advance of planned matriculation. For full details, visit the U.S. State Department’s Fulbright Program for Foreign Students website.

 

The Moritz College of Law offers half-tuition (50%) scholarships to COLFUTURO award winners from Colombia. Applicants must apply for admission directly to the Moritz LL.M. program.  COLFUTURO award recipients must provide proof of their award to the Moritz College to be awarded the half-tuition scholarship. This award is limited to four applicants per application cycle.  For full details, visit the COLFUTURO website.

 

 

  • Global Student Loan Corporation (GSLC)
    GSLC offers student loans for international students. GSLC does not require a U.S. citizen or permanent resident to co-sign the loan.
  • International Student Loan Program (ISLP)
    ISLP is a loan program for international students to study in the United States.
  • Sallie Mae
    Sallie Mae is the leading provider of education funding in the United states.
  • Prodigy Finance
    Prodigy provides education loans to top international graduate students. The loan model eliminates the need for students to have a cosigner, U.S credit history, or collateral.

In addition to providing resources for funding, these sites cover a variety of topics related to studying and living in the U.S.