S.J.D. Tuition & Visa Information

2016-17 S.J.D. Tuition

  • California Resident: $13,583.28
  • Non-Resident: $28,685.28
  • Health insurance: $3,642.09*

In addition to tuition and fees, law school students should budget approximately $786.50 per semester for books and supplies.

*The health insurance is a mandatory fee but it may be waived provided you have comparable health insurance. For details, visit the Arthur Ashe Student Health & Wellness Center.

Please Note: Fees are subject to revision without notice. The amounts above represent fees as currently approved. However, all University fees are subject to change, and the fee amounts billed for this period may be adjusted at a future date.

Visa Information

If you are an international student and accept UCLA's offer of admission, you will be subject to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) regulations prior to entering the United States. You will be required to comply with health insurance and health coverage clearance rules and must be found eligible for a U.S. student visa before being permitted to register as a student in the S.J.D. Program. Most international students enter the U.S. on an F-1 student visa.

After receiving the I-20 form, you must make an appointment at the U.S. Embassy or Consulate in your country of residence in order to apply for an F-1 student visa to travel to the United States. Please make an appointment well in advance of the date you intend to travel to the United States, as some embassies and consulates take several weeks (or even months) to process visa requests.