CSL Cost of Attendance

CSL Cost of Attendance

Expense Category2023 – 2024 Fees
CSL Fee*$1,625 per unit
Activity Fee$157
MBE Support Fee$120
Health Services Fee**$483
UCSHIP Insurance Premium***$2,445 (fall); Spring rate may vary
Total CSL CostDependent on number of registered units

Please visit the Fiscal Office tuition & fees page for more information on payment policies.

2023 – 2024 Living Expenses

Expense CategoryAnnual ExpenseMonthly Expense
Books & Supplies$1,496N/A
Housing & Utilities$19,800$2,200
Personal Expenses$2,697$299

These figures are reasonable estimates of expenses students should expect to incur during the four-month semester, mid-August to mid-December. Additional expenses such as housing deposits, credit card debt, or car payments cannot be included in the budget.

*The total program tuition is $19,500, charged at a rate of $1,625 per unit (successful completion of 12 units is required to complete the certificate). Tuition and fees are subject to legislative, gubernatorial, and UC Law SF Board of Director actions and may change without notice.
**Health Services Fee is charged every semester. Part-time CSL students, who enroll in Spring semester, are also charged a Spring Health Services Fee. 
***The UCSHIP Insurance Premium may be waived with proof of alternate insurance. Part-time CSL students, who enroll in Spring semester, are also charged Spring UCSHIP Insurance Premium, unless they obtain waiver. Contact Student Health Services at (415) 565-4612 for more information.

Tuition grants

There are a limited number of need-based grants available to CSL students in the form of tuition waivers. To be considered for a grant, please indicate on your CSL application that you are interested in need-based aid. UC Law SF may reduce or deny grants awarded to students who have other financial aid resources, other than federal or private student loans.

FEDERAL Financial Aid

Full-time students and part-time students (U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents only) who are taking at least five credit hours a semester are eligible for the federal loan program, which includes the Unsubsidized Stafford Loans and Graduate PLUS Loans. As soon as possible after being admitted to the program, CSL students applying for financial aid should submit the FAFSA and the UC Law SF Financial Aid Supplement form.