One Extraordinary Value

Our tuition is half that of other schools in the region, and most students who are not already New Jersey residents can qualify for in-state tuition before their first year. What's more, good performance pays off: Rutgers Law has a tradition of awarding merit scholarships to students in their second and third years. All this means that you can afford to make career choices that aren't determined by burdensome debt—and still enjoy the benefits of the Rutgers name on your diploma and résumé.

U.S. News & World Report ranked us 3rd among all law schools in the nation for lowest average debt and 2nd among public law schools (2023).  

Rutgers Law School is also dedicated to supporting our students with financing their legal education. We do this successfully through student loans, work-study employment, scholarships, grants, and repayment programs. Summer funding is also available for certain public interest work. And as a direct student loan institution, our financial aid office will guide you through the process to make the costs of your legal education as manageable as possible.

21-22 Tuition and Fees

Full-Time Day In-State $26,320
Full-Time Day Out-of-State $39,896
Part-Time Day or Evening In-State (Per Credit) $1,004
Part-Time Day or Evening Out-of-State (Per Credit) $1,521
Total Student Fees Full-Time (Camden) $3,466
Total Student Fees Part-Time (Camden) $1,961
Total Student Fees Full-Time (Newark) $3,193
Total Student Fees Part-Time (Newark) $1,770
Summer/Winter In-State (Per Credit) $1,004
Summer/Winter Out-of-State (Per Credit) $1,521

While the computer fees and law school fees are the same for students at both locations, campus-specific fees are set by each campus’s administration.

  • Out-of-State of Residents






Law students who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents can qualify quickly for in-state tuition by establishing that they have become a New Jersey resident. This can be documented with

  • A current New Jersey driver's license

  • New Jersey voter registration

  • A long-term residential lease or house purchase