Welcome to Student Financial Services
The Office of Student Financial Services determines eligibility for institutional financial aid and ensures that eligible students are appropriately awarded federal student aid. In addition to managing the delivery of all types of financial aid funds, we offer law students financial services in the form of loan counseling, advise on maintaining financial aid eligibility, debt management workshops, web-based tools to manage an education loan portfolio and Loan Repayment Assistance Program (LRAP).
J.D. Cost of Attendance
Tuition and Fees
Fees are composed of Tuition; Professional Degree Supplemental Tuition; a Student Services Fee; and mandatory campus-based fees (recreation center, graduate student health insurance, etc.). Refer to your ZOT bill for specific deadlines.
- Click here for breakdown of 2016-2017 fee assessment.
- Click here for breakdown of 2015-2016 fee assessment.
- Click here for breakdown of 2014-2015 fee assessment.
Living Expenses and Books
UC Irvine School of Law estimates cost-of-living and book expenses based on a modest but adequate standard of living. These costs are updated annually. Cost of living depends upon a student’s personal situation and choices. Students have the choice to live on campus in a residence hall or off campus in an apartment. Each of the living arrangements has a different cost.
2016-2017 Estimated Nine-Month J.D. Student Budget
|Living On Campus||Living Off Campus*|
*Includes American Campus Communities, Vista Del Campo, Vista Del Campo Norte and Puerta Del Sol
In extreme circumstances, J.D. students occasionally incur expenses during the year that may warrant an increase in our standard budget listed above. The goal is to provide students with enough financial aid funding to cover allowable educational related expenses, while maintaining a reasonable level of borrowing.
Allowable budget increases include:
- Computer Purchases (up to $2,000). Note: Students may receive only one computer-related budget increase during their three years at UCI Law.
- Medical/Dental/Optical (not covered by insurance)
- Emergency Car Repair
- Travel Expenses due to unforeseen family emergencies
- Child-care expenses (Up to nine months' maximum will be allowed)
Students who wish to have additional expenses added to their budget must complete UCI Budget Increase Forms (PDF) and provide original receipts of their additional expenses directly to the School of Law Office of Student Financial Services.
Should a budget increase be allowed, the increase would be met in the form of an additional student loan.