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A Quality Legal Education Doesn’t Need to Cost a Fortune


Purdue Global Law School's mission is to provide you with a first-rate legal education at much more affordable rates than private law school or even state-run public institutions. Lower tuition means far less debt and pressure after graduation day. That frees many students to pursue their career dreams or use their training to help those less fortunate who may need it the most.

Law School Tuition

Tuition is due before each term. For complete online law school costs, including associated fees, refer to Purdue Global Law School Tuition and Fees and Purdue Global Law School Tuition and Fees for Nondegree-Seeking Students. View the total cost of attendance for your program.

Juris Doctor

The Juris Doctor degree is completed over 4 years (92 credit hours).

  • $540 per credit hour

  • $295 resource fee per term

  • $12,420 average annual tuition

Executive Juris Doctor

The Executive Juris Doctor degree is completed over 3 years (72 credit hours).

  • $515 per credit hour

  • $295 resource fee per term

  • $12,360 average annual tuition

Additional Fees

The following additional costs are estimates:

  • Materials: $1,200 per year; representative booklists are available at

  • Computer equipment: $1,000

  • Online provider: $239 per year

  • Microsoft Word or other .doc/.docx-compatible word processing program: Market price

How Much Does It Cost to Go to Law School?

The graph below compares the law school costs at ABA-accredited schools to the costs of earning a JD degree at Purdue Global Law School.

Tuition chart comparing program tuition for 2021-2022 as a bar graph. Tuition for Purdue Global Law School is $49,680, average tution for all ABA programs is $143,494, and average tuition for California ABA programs is $178,382.

Source: American Bar Association. Based on the published tuition rates of 193 ABA-approved programs. Calculation uses average tuition for a nonresident full-time student for a 3-year period. Purdue Global Law School's Juris Doctor is a part-time 4-year program, which equates to 3 years of full-time study.

Financial Aid

Purdue Global Law School can assist you in securing the financial support you need to attend law school. Options include a variety of federal and private lending programs, including military financial aid and a monthly payment plan. View information and resources about paying for law school.

Purdue Global Law School Scholarship Program

Purdue Global Law School established its scholarship program to further its mission of providing an affordable and accessible legal education. A limited number of scholarships are available for first-year students enrolling in the JD program who demonstrate the talent, drive, and academic ability to become successful law school students. Review the scholarship policies and procedures.

Tuition Reductions

Federal employees and state government employees in California, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, Utah, and Virginia are eligible to receive a 10% tuition reduction. Contact an Admissions Advisor for details. Reduction may not be combined with Purdue Global Law School scholarships, grants, military tuition reductions, tuition vouchers, or other reductions.

Note: Effective August 1, 2021, VA educational benefits may no longer be used toward Purdue Global Law School's Juris Doctor program, in accordance with applicable VA regulations.