UW LL.M. Program Frequently Asked Questions

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  • What are the tuition rates for the LL.M. programs?
  • Are there different tuition rates for in-state, out-of-state, and International students?
    • For the Asian Law, Global Business Law, Sustainable International Development Law, and General LL.M. programs, the nonresident annual tuition for 2012-13 is $34,258 including fees. For Washington State residents, the annual tuition for 2012-13 is $17,798. An increase is expected for 2013-2014.
    • The other LL.M. programs are fee-based and do not receive direct financial support from the State of Washington, so there is no difference in tuition for residents and nonresidents.
  • What are average living expenses for a full-time graduate student?
    Average Living Expenses
    Personal Expenses$2,265.00
    Room and Board$13,812.00
    Books and Supplies$1,206.00
    Local Transportation$1,296.00
    Health Insurance (required for international students)$1,884.00
    These values represent estimated costs for the 2013-2014 school year; an increase is expected in the future.
  • What financial aid is available?
    • Asian Law, Global Business, Sustainable International Development, and General: International applicants for the LL.M. program are automatically considered for tuition waivers. A small number of these financial assistance awards are made each year. Students in exceptional financial need may submit a statement indicating details of their financial situation with their application. Applicants seeking financial assistance should also investigate other funding sources such as employers, government agencies and foundations, as well as organizations listed on the Financial Aid Offices' International Student web page.
    • Health, Intellectual Property, and Taxation: There is no financial assistance available for international applicants, although domestic students please see OSFA’s page of information on the financial aid available for students in fee-based programs.
    • Domestic students may contact the Office of Student Financial Aid (OSFA) for details on educational loans.
  • What scholarships are available?
    • Asian Law, Global Business, Sustainable International Development, and General: Scholarship assistance for the LL.M. program is limited. Accordingly, applicants should budget sufficient funds to cover at least nine months of study in the program.
    • Health and Intellectual Property: There are currently extremely limited grants or scholarships available to students in these programs. These amounts vary from year to year. If a student would like to apply for available scholarship funds, they should include this information in their Statement of Purpose submitted with the application.
    • Taxation: A limited number of need and merit-based scholarships are awarded annually for students applying for Autumn quarter. All applicants are automatically considered for merit-based scholarships. Applicants who would like to be considered for a need-based scholarship must submit a need-based scholarship statement along with the application to the program. More information is available on the online application.
  • Are the LL.M. programs included in the UW Tuition Exemption Program for eligible staff and faculty?
    • Asian Law, Global Business, Sustainable International Development, and General: Yes. For more information see the UW Tuition Exemption Program.
    • Health, Intellectual Property, and Taxation: Unfortunately, these programs are fee-based rather than state-supported, and are not covered by the Tuition Exemption Program.

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