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Costs & Financial Aid


Florida State is consistently rated one of the nation’s top 10 best value law schools by preLaw magazine and has consistently been rated a "good value" by U.S. News & World Report. The National Jurist magazine (2013) ranks Florida State the nation's 9th "Best Value" law school. Tuition and fees are established by the Board of Governors and the Florida Legislature and are subject to change at any time.

Tuition is based on the number of credit hours taken. Estimated tuition and fees for first-year students who enroll in the 2013-2014 academic year are $686.39 per credit hour for Florida residents. Estimated tuition and fees for first-year nonresident students for 2013-2014 are $1,353.46 per credit hour.

Historically, nonresidents have been eligible to seek reclassification to resident status for tuition purposes after their first year in law school. Under a new law, students seeking residency reclassification must show clear and convincing documentation that supports permanent legal residence in this state for at least 12 consecutive months rather than temporary residency for the purpose of pursuing an education. Residing in a university dorm disqualifies you from reclassifying as a Florida resident for tuition purposes. Students are encouraged to look into this matter as soon as they accept our offer of admission.


We offer a program of scholarship assistance made available through the generous support of alumni and friends. Law school scholarships are awarded to students on the basis of merit and financial need. Approximately one-third of students in our entering classes receive first-year scholarships. Second- and third-year students may apply for a variety of scholarships each spring for the upcoming academic year.


For other financial aid information, you can contact the Florida State University Office of Financial Aid.






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"We provide numerous opportunities for merit and need-based scholarships."Janeia Daniels, Assistant Dean for Student Affairs