University of New Hampshire

School of Law

School of Law

How Much Does UNH Law Cost?

Cost of Attendance

The cost of attendance for the nine-month academic period consists of both direct costs, such as tuition and fees, and indirect expenses, including books and supplies, rent, food and medical/dental costs.

In some instances, the cost of attendance can be adjusted to reflect an individual student's circumstances such as day care, expenses associated with a disability, unexpected medical costs and the (one-time) purchase of a computer.

2015-2016 Academic Year
JD Tuition and Cost of Attendance

Out-of State Resident

New Hampshire Resident

Tuition - JD full-time program
Please check here for detailed program information.



Mandatory Fees - technology and student activity



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* These figures are estimates because they are different for each student's circumstances.

UNH Law: An Affordable Option

UNH Law offers a broad array of merit and need-based scholarships. The vast majority of admitted students are offered institutional aid (scholarships or grants) at the time of admission, and more than 90% of students qualify for student loans.                 

Our priority deadline for applying for financial aid is March 1. Please fill out the FAFSA as soon as possible; our school code is 002589.

We understand that law school is an expensive endeavor and strive to make UNH Law an affordable investment for our students.

Admitted students are automatically considered
for the following awards at the time of admission:

Presidential Scholarships      

The Presidential Scholarship is our most prestigious scholarship and is awarded to top caliber admitted students. Combined with our UNH Law Grant, it covers full-tuition for the academic year and is renewed in full with a 3.0 GPA at the end of each Spring Semester.

Dean’s Scholarships

The Dean’s Scholarship is merit-based and awarded to admitted students with strong academic credentials (LSAT and GPA). Dean’s Scholarships are renewable and when combined with one of our Grants, will cover between $11,000 and $35,000 of tuition.

UNH Law Grants

The UNH Law Grant was created to offset the cost of tuition for select students who may or may not be eligible for a merit-based scholarship. These grants are renewable as long as the recipient is in good academic standing.

Opportunity Grants

The Opportunity Grant is awarded to select students who come from diverse backgrounds, have overcome obstacles/adversity, or have demonstrated unique leadership skills. These grants are renewable as long as the recipient is in good academic standing.

Additional Scholarships and Grants

Douglas J. Wood Chairman's Scholarships

Wood Scholars are selected from rising 2Ls who did not receive Merit Scholarships upon matriculation and who have demonstrated academic excellence, keen writing ability and service to the law school. The award for a Wood Scholarship varies. These scholarships are funded from a donation by 1976 alumnus and former Chairman of the Board of UNH School of Law, Douglas J. Wood through a gift he received for distinguished service to a client.

Endowed Scholarships

Endowed Scholarships have been established to honor alumni and friends of the University of New Hampshire School of Law community and are available to entering and returning students who meet the specific criteria.  More information will be forthcoming.

Need-based Options

We offer on-campus employment for students.

The majority of funding for law school is acquired through student loans. Some are granted on a need-based determination. All require a good credit history. Click here for complete information on federal, direct, and private loans.

U.S. Military Veteran / GI Bill

UNH Law is proud to support our Veterans as a Yellow Ribbon participating school. 

Loan Repayment Assistance Program

UNH Law is committed to ensuring Loan Repayment Assistance Program (LRAP) funds remain a reliable resource for graduates who choose careers serving the public interest.

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