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.

Tuition & Fees 2014 - 2015

Full-Time Annual Tuition Rates (Fall/Spring Semesters)


Resident  Minnesota Reciprocity  Nonresident 
$13,904  $20,785  $29,518 

Full-time costs are based on a flat rate of 12-18 credits per semester and include all tuition and fees for the academic year. The first year curriculum consists of 32 credits, 16 per semester.

Flex-Time (Part-Time) Annual Tuition & Fees (Fall/Spring Semesters)


Resident  Minnesota Resident  Nonresident 
$11,353  $15,940 $21,762 

Flex-time costs are based on 8 credit hours per semester (16 credits per year) plus required semester fees of $3,125. Costs may vary depending on number of credits taken each semester.

Cost per Semester/Credit Hour


Resident Full-time (flat rate per semester) $3,827
Resident Flex-time (per credit hour) $318.92
Minnesota reciprocity (flat rate per semester) $7267.50
Minnesota Flex-time (per credit hour) $605.63
Nonresident Full-time (flat rate per semester) $11,634
Nonresident Flex-time (per credit hour) $969.50
Fees assessed for full- and flex-time each semester $3,125