The base amount for 2020–21 tuition is $46,550 for full-time students (students carrying 12–15 credits in both fall and spring semesters) and $33,630 for part-time students (students carrying 8–11 credits in both fall and spring semesters). But that doesn’t tell the whole story. Many Mitchell Hamline students receive significant scholarship assistance.
Tuition for 2020–21
|2020–21 Tuition and Fees|
|Semester Tuition Full Time (12–15 Credits)||$23,275|
|Semester Tuition Part Time (8–11 Credits)||$16,815|
|Integrated Bar Readiness Fee/semester (6 semesters total)||$233|
|2020–21 Per Credit Charges|
|for Summer session, J-Term and students carrying 7 or fewer credits in a Fall or Spring Semester|
|1–7 credits/Fall or Spring||$2,095|
|Non Alumni Audit/credit||$700|
|Student Audit||*Please refer to section 1.07.E of the law school catalog|
Scholarships for students from all walks of life
Mitchell Hamline has a robust scholarship program designed for students from all walks of life. Scholarships are awarded based upon a variety of factors including previous academic excellence, professional experience, service and leadership experience, personal experience, and interest in specific areas of law.
Students should be aware that tuition for J.D. students at Mitchell Hamline has been increasing at an annual rate of 3.5% for three years in a row. While this could change, our current projections assume a similar increase in each of the next several years. Tuition is set annually by the Board of Trustees, and there is no guarantee of how large or small an increase may be in any given year.
Most scholarships are based on a fixed percentage of tuition, therefore, assuming a student remains in good standing, the scholarship will also apply to any tuition increases in subsequent years. For example, a scholarship that covers 20% of tuition in Year 1 will cover 20% of the cost of tuition in Years 2, 3, and 4 (if applicable), regardless of tuition increases.
It is never too early to start thinking about your options for Loan Repayment Assistance and Federal Loan Forgiveness. In Minnesota, the loan repayment assistance program is administered by LRAP-MN for all of the Minnesota law school graduates. This program and the Federal Loan Forgiveness Program, benefit attorneys who work in Public Interest law at non-profit organizations.