Tuition and Fees

The value of your legal education at UT Law compares favorably with other state-supported and private institutions. (University tuition and fees are determined by the Board of Trustees and are subject to change each year.)

The tuition and fees for the 2018–2019 academic year (fall and spring semesters) are:

  • $19,674 for Tennessee residents
  • $38,312 for out-of-state students
  • $38,312 for LLM students

The financial aid budgets for the 2017–2018 academic year for a student living on or off campus are outlined below to give you an idea of the total cost of attending the College of Law.

  In-State Out-of-State LLM Students
Tuition $16,368 $34,812 $34,812
Fees $3,306 $3,586 $3,536
Room and board $13,146 $13,146 $13,146
Books $1,600 $1,600 $1,600
Transportation $1,664 $1,664 $1,664
Miscellaneous $4,002 $4,002 $4,002
TOTAL $40,086 $58,760 $58,760

Student Programs and Fees

You must pay all fees and charges so you can register for classes, receive a transcript or get your grades or diploma. If you are enrolled for fewer than nine semester hours with a minimum of three hours, you may elect to add the $101 Student Health Fee. If you are taking six, seven, or eight hours, you may elect to pay the full Student Programs and Services Fee of $506, which includes the $101 Health Fee.

All students enrolled for nine or more hours are required to pay this fee.


Facilities Fee

This fee is imposed for all students enrolled in credit and audit courses. It helps provide upgraded classroom facilities, expand information technology in the classroom, and fund campus beautification and infrastructure improvements.

  • Full-time, in-state students – $202 per semester
  • Full-time, out-of-state students – $317 per semester
  • The fee is pro-rated for part-time students per this schedule.

Law Fee

All law school students pay an additional per semester charge of $625 for fall and spring.

Law Students Library Fee

All law school students pay an additional $125 per semester fee that supplements the declining collections budget for databases and books; provides support for improving patron services and library infrastructure; and provides support to upgrade the facility.

Technology Fee

Each semester a $14-per-credit-hour ($120 maximum) technology fee is assessed for each semester to every student. Revenues provide improved information technology resources on campus. For more information, see

Transportation Fee

This $6 per credit hour ($75 maximum) fee helps provide students with transportation around campus and helps subsidize the cost of transportation systems. For more information, see

Refunds for Students

Refunds are the amount of tuition, maintenance, and other charges that are due back if you drop classes or withdraw from UT. Based on the date you drop a course, you may owe a percentage charge for the dropped course.

The university makes refunds each semester after the drop deadline for classes. The amounts are calculated to the nearest dollar. If you have any outstanding fees or fines, the amount of your refund is applied toward those first. Any remaining refund balance is either sent to your bank account or applied to your debit or credit card, depending on how you paid. Make sure you set up a refund profile in MyUTK if you are due to get money back in that account.

If you withdraw from UT, that does not cancel any fees or charges you have already incurred.

The Technology Fee, Transportation Fee, and Facility Fee are all mandatory. They are refunded on the same percentage scale as maintenance and tuition charges. The Housing Office determines refunds for housing and meal plans, according to your contract. Some fees are non-refundable including: Deferred Payment Plan Fees, Final/Late Registration Fees, and Late Payment Fees. All refunds are subject to audit, and UT reserves the right to correct any errors.

All Students Taking Full Term Classes in Fall or Spring

After the 84th day, no drops are permitted.

From the 85th day to the last day of classes, you still have the option to withdraw from the university for the term.

Charges for Dropped Classes

If you decrease the number of hours you are taking, it may change the amount you owe and affect your financial aid. Full-time graduate, law, and veterinary medicine charges are based on nine semester hours. For additional details, view the University’s policy here.