LAWRENCE – Earning a law degree at the University of Kansas will become more affordable for out-of-state students beginning in the 2019-2020 academic year.
Thanks to a newly approved nonresident tuition reduction, students entering KU Law in either the summer or fall of 2019 will pay approximately $10,000 less in tuition than next year’s estimated rate. Rising second- and third-year nonresident students in 2019-2020 will also benefit from the new program.
“Kansans attending KU enjoy some of the lowest law school tuition in the country. Our rates for students who join us from outside the Sunflower State were significantly higher than many of our peers,” said Stephen Mazza, dean of the law school.
The Kansas Board of Regents has approved KU Law’s rate reduction plan but will not set the exact rate until July 2019. However, it is estimated that the 2019-2020 year nonresident rate will be between $29,194 and $30,323.
The reduction will enhance KU Law’s ability to attract high-achieving students from out of state, while redirecting scholarship funds to resident Kansas students who need financial help.
“By restructuring our tuition and scholarship financial models, we’re able to offer a KU Law education at a rate that should be attractive to students from across the country,” Mazza said.
The nonresident tuition reduction also aims to reduce students’ debt load at graduation.
In October, KU Law was ranked as the No. 16 Best Value Law School in the country and one of the top 20 law schools nationwide for students graduating with the least debt, according to National Jurist and U.S. News & World Report.