Tuition and Fees
Building on our 26-year legacy as Rhode Island’s only law school, and a leading institution in Southern New England, RWU Law's tuition for the 2020-21 academic year is $39,865, making us the best-priced ABA-accredited private law school in the Northeast – and one of the best legal education values on the entire East Coast.
New Incoming Class Fall 2021
$20,530.00/semester for 12-18 credits ($41,060) for fall and spring tuition)
Students enrolling in fewer than 12 credits will be charged on a per credit basis at $1,369 per credit.
Master of Studies in Law Degree (MSL)
$977 per credit
All Fall 2021 incoming law students must be covered by an adequate health insurance policy. Those who are covered under an existing health insurance plan may waive the University sponsored student health insurance. To waive, students are required to decline the University’s insurance plan and provide information on their existing plan by completing the form available at www.rwu.edu/go/insurance.
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RWU tuition, fees and other related charges are approved by the RWU Board of Trustees annually. RWU faculty and staff have designed and adapted many aspects of the traditional campus experiences and classroom instruction for our students, all of which factor into our cost and pricing decisions for the university and its program inclusive of School of Law and University College programs. RWU continues to make significant investments in technology, training, and safety and health resources, which have been made available to ensure the continued quality educational experience for our students, whether in person or remotely accessed. Consistent with our past policies, tuition and mandatory fees will not be adjusted based on the instructional method and/or mode of academic delivery or any other changes or disruptions that may occur during the academic year such as adjustments to instructional content, schedules or the duration of the semester, inability to access Roger Williams University-maintained facilities, or cancellation of activities, events, services or programs. Tuition and mandatory fees will not be refunded in whole or in part for any reason, except as expressly provided for under the refund policy [https://www.rwu.edu/who-we-are/administrative-offices/bursar/resources-forms/policies-bursar/refund-policy]. By paying the tuition and mandatory fees, the student and anyone paying tuition on their behalf acknowledges and accepts these terms.