MSL Cost of Attendance

MSL Cost of Attendance

MSL Fee*$1,625 per unit$1,625 per unitDependent on number of registered units
Activity Fee**$157N/A$157
MBE Support Fee***$120N/A$120
Health Services Fee$483$482$965
UCSHIP Insurance Premium****$2,445$3,422$5,867
Total MSL FeesDependent on number of registered unitsDependent on number of registered unitsDependent 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 nine-month academic year, mid-August to mid-May. Additional expenses such as housing deposits, credit card debt, or car payments cannot be included in the budget.

*The MSL Fee is $1,625 per unit. 10 units in one semester is considered full-time enrollment. The MSL program requires students pass 24 units in order to obtain the degree. Tuition and Fees are subject to legislative, gubernatorial, and UC Law SF Board of Directors action and may change without notice. 
** The Activity Fee is charged annually. Students who attend in the Spring semester but not the Fall semester are charged the Activity Fee in the Spring semester.
***Software the college is requiring each student to have.
**** The UCSHIP Insurance Premium may be waived with proof of alternate insurance. Contact Student Health Services at (415) 565-4612 for more information.


There are a limited number of need-based tuition grants available to MSL students. To be considered for a need-based grant, please complete the Need-Based Grant Application Form for the MSL Program. UC Law SF may reduce or deny grants awarded to students who have other financial aid resources, other than federal or private student loans.

UC Affiliate scholarship

The UC Affiliate Scholarship to available to individuals who at the time of application are employees of the University of California. Please contact MSL Admissions to verify eligibility at

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, MSL students applying for financial aid should submit the FAFSA and the UC Law SF Financial Aid Supplement form. All scholarship and financial aid decisions are made on an individual basis.

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