Juris Master Online Tuition & Financial Aid

Florida State is consistently rated one of the nation's best value law schools by National Jurist magazine and is rated a "good value" by U.S. News & World Report. We are proud of our ability to provide an excellent law school education at an affordable and reasonable cost to our students. 

Tuition and Fees

Tuition is set annually by the Florida Legislature, with additional local and university fees set by the Florida State University Board of Trustees and the Florida Board of Governors. You can find regulatory references for tuition and fee assessment here.

The 2023-2024 tuition is competitively priced at $683.05 per credit for Florida residents and as low as $1,083.33, after scholarships, for non-Florida residents.

*The tuition rates quoted above include a $30 per credit distance learning fee.

Students typically take six credit hours per semester. In general, it will cost $4,098.30 per semester for Florida residents and as low as $6,499.98 per semester, after scholarships, for non-Florida residents. The total cost for the degree is $20,491.50 for Florida residents and as low as $32,500, after scholarships, for non-Florida residents. 

View current tuition and fees

Financial Aid

As a Juris Master student, you have the option to finance your legal education through the Federal Direct Loan Program, administered by the U.S. Department of Education. Specifically, these loans include the Federal Direct Stafford Loan and the Graduate Student PLUS loan (GradPLUS loan). Federal loans typically have lower interest rates, multiple repayment options, more extended repayment periods and other protections. Also, their credit requirements are less stringent than private loans. Students must be registered for at least six credit hours to be eligible for federal student loans. 

For more information, please view our Juris Master Financial Aid Newsletter.

Office of Financial Aid Contact Information
Aid A4400 University Center
Tallahassee, FL 32306
Phone: 850.644.0539
Fax: 850.644.6404
Email: FA-Loans@fsu.edu; financialaid@fsu.edu

Additional Financial Aid, Scholarships, and Funding Information

Eligible admitted students will be provided the link to apply for either of these scholarships within their Application Status Page at the time of admittance:

  • Out-of-State Tuition Scholarship
    The College of Law Out-of-State Student Scholarship Application is used by non-Florida residents to request scholarship funds for tuition purposes. The tuition for non-Florida residents is currently set at $1,350.12 per credit (including the distance learning fee). The scholarship covers a maximum of $266.79 per credit and is available for highly qualified out-of-state students.
  • State of Florida Employee Scholarship
    The College of Law does not accept waivers through the state of Florida tuition waiver program. However, the College of Law offers a one-time, non-renewable scholarship for a maximum of six credit hours to full-time, salaried employees of a State of Florida Agency, Florida State University, or a Florida public institution of higher education. 

For information regarding these scholarships, please visit our FAQs page or reach out to us at jmadmissions@law.fsu.edu.