Tuition and Financial Aid

SJD students must demonstrate that they possess the means adequate to finance their education as a condition of admission to the program.

Tuition and Fees

Below are the estimated costs for SJD students attending Emory Law for the 2013-14 academic year.

First-Year Student

Upper Level Student
(Years 2-5)

Tuition: $47,500
Fees: $534
Total: $48,034

Tuition: $170
Fees: $534
Total: $704

Estimated Expenses (Cost may vary based on your choices):

Living Expenses: $18,128
Books: $2,000
Health Insurance: $2,360
Parking: $670
Loan Fees: $1,562 (average)
Total: $24,720


Financial Aid

There is a very limited amount of scholarship funding for SJD students. All SJD applicants are considered for these scholarship opportunities as part of the admission process. Applicants do not need to undertake additional steps to be considered for these opportunities. Emory does not pay travel expenses for prospective SJD students to visit the Emory campus. 

Many SJD students fund their education entirely, or in part, through external grants and scholarships. Many SJD students are able to gain funding from their home university of government to attend the SJD program at Emory. The following list of possible external funding sources is intended to provide prospective students with ideas for additional possible funding sources.