The 2017/2018 JD student budget is used to calculate financial aid eligibility. It assumes a modest lifestyle for a single person living in San Diego. This information is based on average expenses experienced by TJSL students during the past academic year.
If you plan to graduate after the Fall 2017 semester or begin your program with the Spring 2018 semester, you will receive a budget for one-semester only during the 2017/2018 academic year.
2017/2018 STUDENT COST OF ATTENDANCE
JD Degree Program
(Based on a nine month academic year)
|Flat Rate Calculation||
Fall 2017 and Spring 2018
|Books and Supplies||$1,200||$900|
|Living Allowance (1)|
Room and Board
|Federal Loan Origination Fees||$2,000||$1,500|
Total Cost of Attendance
|Mandatory Health Fee (4)||$3,000||$3,000|
|Maximum Student Budget||$79,640||$66,470|
- Students who are living with parents have a Room and Board budget of $5,000 per 9-month academic year. Rent is estimated at $1350/month, food at $500/month and monthly utilities at $250/month. Monthly Utilities include: $125 tv/internet/phone, $75 gas/electric, $50 trash/sewer/water.
- Monthly Transportation covers $0.535 IRS mileage allowance with average of 20 miles/day plus parking at $95/month.
- Monthly Miscellaneous budget includes: $100 recreation, $50 clothing/dry cleaning, $100 personal hygiene/grooming.
- The cost of attendance listed above will include an allowance for the law school's mandatory health insurance.