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2012-13 Tuition & Fees

Florida State is consistently rated one of the nation’s top 10 best value law schools by PreLaw magazine as well as 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. As a state university, our tuition and fees are established by the Florida Legislature and are subject to change at any given time.  

The estimated Tuition and Fee Schedule for 2012-13 is set forth below. Click here for a breakdown of Florida State University College of Law’s cost of attendance. Please note that Florida State Law does not have a tuition guarantee policy.

2012-13 Tuition & Fees (per credit hour)*

Please note there is a $20 Student Affairs Facility Use Fee

charged per semester in addition to the Tuition & Fees.

To assist in your financial planning, we have created an easy-to-use Law School Cost Comparison Calculator, which will allow you to quickly compare the costs of attending the law schools to which you have been admitted. This tool, along with instructions for use, is available for Florida residents and nonresidents. *Note: The values indicated for Florida State University College of Law are based on 2012-2013 costs over a 9-month period (fall and spring semesters).

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. Click here for residency reclassification guidelines.

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