Photograph: View of ocean from Barbados.

Tuition, Fees, Housing Costs

Tuition and Fees

  • Washburn Law Registration Fee * = $200
  • Tuition ** = $4,400
  • Washburn International Programs Office Fees
    • Application - Washburn Student = $75
    • Application - Non-Washburn Student = $200
    • Insurance Policy Additional Coverage = $13 (learn more)

* The registration fee is non-refundable unless it is declined due to full enrollment or program cancellation.

** Tuition is non-refundable unless one's failure to attend is for verified reasons of illness or military obligation or program cancellation.

Housing Arrangements and Costs

Students will be housed in the dormitory, although students are not required to live in the dorms and may make other housing arrangements. (See Accommodations and Facilities.)

  • Costs for dormitory (single room) = $1,450

Please note:

  • Tuition includes the cost of two academic field trips to Barbados legal institutions.
  • Students will be responsible for purchasing course materials.
  • Students will be responsible for meals. There is a student cafeteria on campus.

Students attending Washburn Law's Summer Study Abroad Program are expected to make their own arrangements for travel to and from Barbados. See Transportation and Travel.

Estimated Budget

A summary of costs and estimated student budget is available for purposes of obtaining sufficient loan money. Contact the Director of International Legal Programs with questions about this budget.

Payment Schedule

  • By April 15, 2014: Submit registration fee ($200.00) with registration form.
  • March 3, 2014: Expiration of enrollment preference for the first 25 Washburn Law student applications.
  • March 14, 2014: First half of tuition due. (Students who are applying for financial aid or loans should provide the Director of International Legal Programs with a statement from their financial aid office confirming the application for financial aid so that payment of tuition can be deferred until disbursement of financial aid funds.)
  • April 15, 2014: Second half of tuition due. (Students who are applying for financial aid or loans should provide the Director of International Legal Programs with a statement from their financial aid office confirming the application for financial aid so that payment of tuition can be deferred until disbursement of financial aid funds.)
  • May 15, 2014: Dormitory fee due for those students living in the dorm. (Students who have paid a non-refundable registration fee, but who decide to withdraw from the program, must officially withdraw in writing by May 1. Failure to do so will result in the student being financially responsible for the housing fee. See Cancellations for further information.)

Financial Assistance

Washburn Law students are eligible to apply for study abroad scholarships awarded through the International Programs Office at Washburn University. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of references, statement of purpose, academic achievement, previous study abroad experience, cost of the program, demonstrated need, and other factors as appropriate. The number of applicants and funds available for use affect the average amount from year to year. Applications are due by March 1. For more information on the application process see Study Abroad Application and Scholarships on the Washburn University website (see WU Students under the Applications section).

Photograph: Brian Cox.
"Learning the law in a new and different setting makes it even more engaging and exciting. Getting to know students and professors at the University of the West Indies adds to a network of contacts that can be very valuable for a globalized career. Seeing and learning how the law works in a different cultural and historical setting is really neat." - Brian Cox, Washburn Law Student