Costs of Attendance 2012 - 2013

Cost of Attendance budgets are based on a two-semester academic year.  With the exception of the first-year dual JD program, summer classes are optional.  A separate summer application for summer school aid is available in February each year for the immediately subsequent summer.

Costs of Attendance are listed here by program and are broken down between first year and upper class as appropriate.  Students in the US/Canadian dual-degree program are reminded that Costs of Attendance listed here reflect only the UDM costs.  Costs of Attendance for study abroad programs are based on the costs determined by the host school.  All Cost of Attendance budgets should be viewed as a guide to assist students to prepare their own budgets based upon personal needs.

Cost of Attendance budgets are based upon a moderate standard of living in the Detroit metropolitan area, and include all regular costs associated with the student’s attendance at the law school without parental or other outside assistance.  Books and supplies estimates are based upon the cost of purchasing all books.  There are more opportunities to rent books than in the past, which can save students significant amounts of money.  First-year student books for most classes are used for the full year, which means that those students may also be able to save on books and supplies even if they have to purchase books at full price.  All students may save money on supplies such as paper, pens and notebooks by purchasing these at back-to-school sales at local discount or drug stores.

Students who have savings, income from work or support from family, friends or outside agencies should consider those resources before borrowing the maximum loans available.  We encourage students to borrow only what they need.  Loans can be increased if a student borrows less than their budgeted amount at the beginning of an academic year and needs an increase later in the year.  Unused portions of loans may also be returned to the lender to avoid the accrual of interest and the possibility of overspending.

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First-YearFinancial Aid Budgets for J.D. students living in the U.S., 2012-13.


Full-Time Day (30 credits/year)
Budget Item Off Campus with Parents/Relatives*
Tuition $38,100 $38,100
Books & Supplies 2,010 2,010
SBA dues 80 80
Room, Board, Personal 16,122 8,202
Transportation 3,019 3,019
Parking 340 340
Computer Eqpt.** 2,200 2,200
Loan Fees 1,250 1,012
TOTAL $63,121 $54,963

Part-time Day/Evening (24 credits/year)

Budget Item Off Campus with Parents/Relatives*
Tuition $30,480 $30,480
Books & Supplies 1,608 1,608
SBA dues 80 80
Room, Board, Personal 16,122 8,202
Transportation 3,019 3,019
Parking 340 340
Computer Eqpt.** 2,200 2,200
Loan Fees 1,009 771
TOTAL $54,848 $46,700

Extended Day/Evening (17 credits/year)

Budget Item Off Campus with Parents/Relatives*
Tuition $21,590 $21,590
Books & Supplies 1,139 1,139
SBA dues 80 80
Room, Board, Personal 16,122 8,202
Transportation 3,019 3,019
Parking 340 340
Computer Eqpt.** 2,200 2,200
Loan Fees 728 491
TOTAL $45,218 $37,061

 

UpperclassFinancial Aid Budgets for J.D. students living in the U.S., 2012-13.


Full-Time Day ( avg. 28 credits/year)
Budget Item Off Campus With Parents/Relatives*
Tuition $38,100 $38,100
Books & Supplies 1,876 1,876
SBA dues 80 80
Room, Board, Personal 16,122 8,202
Transportation 3,019 3,019
Parking 340 340
Loan Fees 1,180 942
TOTAL $60,717 $52,559

 

 

 

Part-time Day/Evening (avg. 20 credits/year)

Budget Item Off Campus with Parents/Relatives*
Tuition $25,400 $25,400
Books & Supplies 1,340 1,340
SBA dues 80 80
Room, Board, Personal 16,122 8,202
Transportation 3,019 3,019
Parking 340 340
Loan Fees 782 545
TOTAL $47,083 $38,926

 

 

 

Extended Day/Evening (avg. 16 credits/year)

Budget Item Off Campus with Parents/Relatives*
Tuition $20,320 $20,320
Books & Supplies 1,072 1,072
SBA dues 80 80
Room, Board, Personal 16,122 8,202
Transportation 3,019 3,019
Parking 340 340
Computer Eqpt.** 2,130 2,130
Loan Fees 622 354
TOTAL $41,575 $33,417

 

Dual J.D.Financial Aid Budgets Full Time – 2012-2013 UDM Costs Only


First Year
Budget Item Fall/Winter-9 credits
Tuition $21,845
Books & Supplies 603
SBA dues 80
Room, Board, Personal in Windsor Budget
Transportation 1,204
Parking 340
Computer Eqpt.** 2,200
Loan Fees 444
TOTAL $26,716

Second Year

Budget Item Fall/Winter-app. 13 credits
Tuition 20,609
Books & Supplies 1,541
SBA dues 80
Room, Board, Personal In Windsor budget
Transportation 1,807
Parking 340
Loan Fees 368
TOTAL $24,745

 

 

Third Year

Budget Item Fall/Winter-app. 11 credits
Tuition $19,443
Books & Supplies 737
SBA dues 80
Room, Board, Personal In Windsor budget
Transportation 895
Parking 340
Loan Fees 253
TOTAL $21,748

 

All Other Joint Programs
for students living in the U.S. – 2012-13

Tuition and Books charged by the credit hour
Loan fees calculated by loan eligibility

Budget Item Off Campus With Parents/Relatives*
Tuition $1,270/credit hour 1,270/credit hour
Books & Supplies $67/credit hour $67/credit hour
SBA dues 80 80
Room, Board, Personal 16,122 8,202
Transportation 3,019 3,019
Parking 340 340
Loan Fees depends on costs depends on costs

*   Also includes students living in properties owned by relatives.
**  As students are required to use computers in their work, first year students are given a one-time allowance for a computer, printer and any auxiliary equipment , software and supplies.  The computer equipment is of the student’s choosing. 

Note:  Budgets may be adjusted for students with disabilities to accommodate reasonable needs to attend classes.  Budgets may also be adjusted for students with dependent care expenses directly related to their attendance at law school (not for job or other purposes).  Both adjustments require documentation.  Budgets may be reduced for students receiving scholarships or other assistance from outside sources.