Crunching the Numbers: Law School and Beyond
Minnesota has four law schools, one public and three private. For
the 2004-05 academic year, the University of Minnesota will cost
$17,059 for resident tuition, plus another $2,652 in required fees,
for a total of $19,711. (Non-resident tuition is a whopping
$27,443!) William Mitchell College of Law will charge $25,950.
Hamline will cost $25,246, and the new University of St. Thomas
School of Law will charge $25,404. Note that these are TUITION ONLY
numbers, and do not include living expenses in the Twin Cities,
currently estimated to be approximately $14,200 for the school year.
Given these numbers, you are probably wondering how in the world
anyone can afford to go to law school. Good question. Here are some
things to consider, and some possible answers: