USD Law has made every attempt to control costs and keep a legal education as affordable as possible for its students. Whether a resident or not, our costs are very competitive. As education costs have risen over the last few years, we have maintained some of the lowest rates in the country without sacrificing the quality of education. In fact, USD Law was ranked the #5 Best Value Law School by PreLaw magazine, a National Jurist publication 2010-2014.
Full-time costs are based on a first-year full-time schedule of 32 credits and include all tuition and fees for the academic year. The first year curriculum consists of 32 credits, 16 per semester for Fall and Spring semesters.
Flex-time costs are based on 8 credit hours per semester (16 credits per year) plus required semester fees. Costs may vary depending on number of credits taken each semester.
|Resident Full-time (flat rate per semester)||$3,995|
|Resident Flex-time (per credit hour)||$332.92|
|Minnesota reciprocity (flat rate per semester)||$7,599|
|Minnesota Flex-time (per credit hour)||$633.25|
|Nonresident Full-time (flat rate per semester)||$12,146|
|Nonresident Flex-time (per credit hour)||$1,012.16|
|Law School Specific Fee (flat rate per semester for all students)
|University Support Fee (per credit hour)
|General Activity Fee (per credit hour)
||$43.40 (resident & non-resident)