Financing Law School

At Washburn Law you will receive a solid legal education and learn practical skills at a practical price. Tuition is similar to that at other public law schools and is well below the cost of most private law schools.

Washburn Law's In-State Tuition and Advantage Award programs may also assist with financing your legal education (scroll down).

Map: United States showing states where residents qualify for in-state tuition or a Washburn Advantage Award.

In-State Tuition for Colorado, Missouri, Texas, Oklahoma, and Nebraska Residents

New law students who are residents of Colorado, Missouri, Texas, Oklahoma, or Nebraska are eligible for in-state tuition through the Interstate Tuition Waiver Program.

  • Students receiving the Interstate Waiver must maintain a 3.0 cumulative grade point average (GPA) at Washburn to remain eligible.
  • Continuous eligibility is required to maintain the Interstate Waiver. Students who do not maintain eligibility can, however, establish Kansas residency in order to pay Kansas resident tuition rates.

Students may apply for resident status after they have lived in Kansas for six months. Contact the Admissions Office for requirements.

Washburn Advantage Award (WAA)
Affordable Legal Education for the Nation

Graphic: Anticipated 2014-2015 tuition with Washburn Advantage Award.

The Washburn Advantage Award is open to all non-residents from the 44 states who do not qualify for the interstate tuition waiver (see above). WAA provides $10,672 for the first year of law school. After six months, non-residents are eligible to establish residency and qualify for in-state tuition for year 2 and year 3. Total Savings over three years is approximately $32,000.

You must be at or above the 25th percentile for either LSAT or undergraduate GPA to qualify (based on previous year's class credentials).

Financial Aid

Washburn Law recognizes that financial aid is an important part of your education decision. The Washburn University Financial Aid Office assists law students with the process of applying for and receiving financial aid. Throughout this process, the staff provides personal guidance to all students. Please visit Washburn University Financial Aid for answers to commonly asked questions, or call (800) 524-8447.