The real cost of studying in the USA


Villy J.D.
I recently got accepted to a top UK Uni (UCL) for my LL.M in International law. But recently I've been doubious about the worthiness of such a program. Doing the math, the overall cost of the LL.M (tuition + real living expenses) amount to something like $58.000 USD...

I decided to compare this budget with the cost of doing the same LL.M in Georgetown and Columbia. The results are amazing! the budget I got was somewhere in between $32.000 USD and 42.000USD for a full year (including tuition and ALL living expenses).

Are these figures correct??? Can someone help me with the real cost of studying for a year in any of these two American Unis.

Thanks!
I recently got accepted to a top UK Uni (UCL) for my LL.M in International law. But recently I've been doubious about the worthiness of such a program. Doing the math, the overall cost of the LL.M (tuition + real living expenses) amount to something like $58.000 USD...

I decided to compare this budget with the cost of doing the same LL.M in Georgetown and Columbia. The results are amazing! the budget I got was somewhere in between $32.000 USD and 42.000USD for a full year (including tuition and ALL living expenses).

Are these figures correct??? Can someone help me with the real cost of studying for a year in any of these two American Unis.

Thanks!
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richardvf
Your total cost of getting an LL.M in the US will be tuition (minus scholarship), living expenses for rent, food, spending money etc., and transportation. Cost of living will vary throughout the United States. San Francisco, DC and New York are generally expensive. I think tuition at the top private schools will run about $30,000 to $35,000 (US) per year. Add another $25,000 for living expenses and you are up to $55,000 to $60,000 per year. However, if you get a 1/2 scholarship, you can drop that figure down to $40,000 or less. Get a full scholarship and you are looking at only $25,000.
Your total cost of getting an LL.M in the US will be tuition (minus scholarship), living expenses for rent, food, spending money etc., and transportation. Cost of living will vary throughout the United States. San Francisco, DC and New York are generally expensive. I think tuition at the top private schools will run about $30,000 to $35,000 (US) per year. Add another $25,000 for living expenses and you are up to $55,000 to $60,000 per year. However, if you get a 1/2 scholarship, you can drop that figure down to $40,000 or less. Get a full scholarship and you are looking at only $25,000.
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ztp
DC would be cheaper than NYC I think. Both programs are about 30k in tuition alone. In NYC figure rent of at least 1200 - 1500 a month on the low end.
DC would be cheaper than NYC I think. Both programs are about 30k in tuition alone. In NYC figure rent of at least 1200 - 1500 a month on the low end.
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Aurelius
US citizens pay less tuition (correct me if i'm wrong)

Soit, conclusion is that a UK university is far more cheaper for european citizans than a us university... unless you got some tuition weaver, but I think for most people that's just dreaming.
US citizens pay less tuition (correct me if i'm wrong)

Soit, conclusion is that a UK university is far more cheaper for european citizans than a us university... unless you got some tuition weaver, but I think for most people that's just dreaming.
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richardvf
At private law schools tuition is the same for US and foreign citizens. At public law schools, US citizens who are not residents of the state where the law school is located and foreign citizens pay the same tuition. US citizens and foreign citizens who are permanent residents of the US (green card holders) who are residents of the state where the public law school is located pay much lower tuition. For example, tuition at the University of Wisconsin for US citizens and green card holders who are Wisconsin residents is $12,000 per year. For everybody else it is $32,000 per year. Tuition scholarships for foreign LL.M students is possible, especially at the lower ranked schools. The University of San Francisco, which accepts arounf 20 LL.M students per year, gives out every year one full-tuition scholarship and several additional scholarships of various amounts. Hannah, a girl from Norway who has posted on this board, is currently attending Wake Forest University for her LL.M with a substantial scholarship.
At private law schools tuition is the same for US and foreign citizens. At public law schools, US citizens who are not residents of the state where the law school is located and foreign citizens pay the same tuition. US citizens and foreign citizens who are permanent residents of the US (green card holders) who are residents of the state where the public law school is located pay much lower tuition. For example, tuition at the University of Wisconsin for US citizens and green card holders who are Wisconsin residents is $12,000 per year. For everybody else it is $32,000 per year. Tuition scholarships for foreign LL.M students is possible, especially at the lower ranked schools. The University of San Francisco, which accepts arounf 20 LL.M students per year, gives out every year one full-tuition scholarship and several additional scholarships of various amounts. Hannah, a girl from Norway who has posted on this board, is currently attending Wake Forest University for her LL.M with a substantial scholarship.
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