Law Schools with the Lowest Tuition & Fees

The tuition & fees at law schools is usually higher than the costs for regular undergraduate and graduate programs. Students may be supported by federal, state, and/or institutional scholarship program, but still the tuition and other costs are important consideration when choosing law schools to apply and enroll.
In 2022, the average tuition fees at public law schools is $29,458 for state residents and $42,305 for out-of-state. In private law schools, the average tuition & fees is $53,662. The average living costs including room & boards, books, and other personal expenses is $21,881. With the living expenses, the law school cost of attendance (COA) is $75,543 based on private school rate.
Among law schools in United States, J. Reuben Clark Law School has the lowest tuition & fees of $14,636. Northern Illinois University College of Law and Southern Illinois University School of Law follow it with $22,559 and $23,737 respectively. It is based on out-of-state rate and exclude law schools in Puerto Rico.
The following table lists the top 25 law schools having the lowest tuition & fees. You can sort the table by a column by clicking/touching the column title.
RankSchoolTuition & FeesLiving CostsAcceptance RateLSAT ScoreGPAEnrollmentBar Exam Pass Rate
1 J. Reuben Clark Law SchoolPrivateProvo, UT$14,636$23,96839.92%1673.8539395.55%
2 Northern Illinois University College of LawPublicDeKalb, IL$22,559$21,39662.27%1483.2032281.58%
3 Southern Illinois University School of LawPublicCarbondale, IL$23,737$18,35059.21%1493.3624658.33%
4 Cecil C. Humphreys School of LawPublicMemphis, TN$24,174$26,14048.48%1543.3634779.16%
5 University of Akron School of LawPublicAkron, OH$25,213$16,52459.62%1533.3942072.80%
6 University of Toledo College of LawPublicToledo, OH$25,284$19,00664.08%1523.4238082.50%
7 City University of New York School of LawPublicLong Island City, NY$26,204$22,98229.63%1553.4669665.94%
8 David A. Clarke School of LawPublicWashington, DC$27,361$28,70042.15%1493.0822964.18%
9 UNT Dallas College of LawPublicDallas, TX$27,730$24,41036.46%1513.1438059.34%
10 Thurgood Marshall School of LawPublicHouston, TX$28,261$22,05628.18%1513.3254451.74%
11 University of Tulsa College of LawPrivateTulsa, OK$28,970$24,12357.79%1543.3839277.11%
12 University of Cincinnati College of LawPublicCincinnati, OH$29,010$18,06846.62%1583.7039284.61%
13 Cleveland-Marshall College of LawPublicCleveland, OH$29,553$19,97023.09%1553.4846680.44%
14 University of Kansas School of LawPublicLawrence, KS$29,763$17,65253.86%1583.6934691.00%
15 Southern University Law CenterPublicBaton Rouge, LA$30,034$23,96453.94%1463.0371541.66%
16 University of Missouri School of LawPublicColumbia, MO$30,243$19,64651.73%1593.6936895.71%
17 James E. Rogers College of LawPublicTucson, AZ$30,354$22,35024.73%1633.662,38472.09%
18 Louis D. Brandeis School of LawPublicLouisville, LA$30,550$24,19451.46%1563.5634389.00%
19 University of North Dakota School of LawPublicGrand Forks, ND$32,220$14,40054.66%1503.3923585.71%
20 William H. Bowen School of LawPublicLittle Rock, AR$32,671$20,73059.63%1523.4347989.66%
21 Claude W. Pettit College of LawPrivateAda, OH$32,950$16,62047.29%1503.4316365.91%
22 University at Buffalo Law SchoolPublicBuffalo, NY$33,550$18,16438.66%1563.5847278.99%
23 University of Wyoming College of LawPublicLaramie, WY$35,664$18,08050.83%1543.3222972.41%
24 University of Oklahoma College of LawPublicNorman, OK$35,726$12,94050.11%1583.591,20393.28%
25 Florida International University College of LawPublicMiami, FL$36,049$26,62620.56%1603.6959789.17%