Tuition and Aid

Tuition and other costs

Fees and tuition for the Program are comprised of the following:

  • Tuition
  • Professional Degree Supplemental Tuition
  • Student Services Fee
  • Mandatory campus-based fees (Bren Center, A.G.S., Student Center, Recreation Center, Athletic Fee)

For complete breakdown of 2020-2021 fee assessment, click here.

Some or all instruction for all or part of Academic Year 20-21 may be delivered remotely. Tuition and mandatory fees have been set regardless of the method of instruction and will not be refunded in the event instruction occurs remotely for any part of the Academic Year.

Refer to your ZOT bill for specific deadlines.

The Graduate Tax Program Merit Scholarship

Each admitted applicant is automatically considered for the Graduate Tax Program Merit Scholarship. The scholarship—of up to 50% of total the tuition costs—may be offered to admitted applicants who can demonstrate excellence in their past tax work, exceptional potential for future success in the tax profession, and the prospect of becoming a successful, collegial member of the UCI Law community. Applications completed by January 15 will receive favorable consideration.

Health Insurance and Living Expenses

LL.M. students may opt into the Graduate Student Health Insurance Plan (GSHIP) at an additional cost by purchasing voluntary health insurance. GSHIP is not included in LL.M. tuition and fees. More information about voluntary health insurance can be found on the Student Health Center's website. The approximate cost of GSHIP insurance is $2,000 per semester.

Additionally, the university estimates that a student can expect to incur living expenses of approximately $20,000 for the year. Note that costs and fees vary according to individual circumstances and are subject to change.

Other Financial Aid

Applicants are encouraged to research and apply for outside scholarships to help defray the cost of attending the program. For convenience, we have gathered information about possible outside funding sources here. This list is not exhaustive, and we strongly encourage applicants to conduct their own research and explore funding in their home countries.