LL.M. in American Law for Foreign Lawyers Tuition and Expenses

Students in the LL.M. in American Law for Foreign Lawyers program must register for a minimum of 12 credit hours each semester for two semesters. They pay the same tuition and fees as out-of-state J.D. students. Below is a breakdown of the cost of attendance for the 2014-2015 academic year (based on 24 credit hours):

Tuition and Fees


Administrative Fee


Books and Supplies


Personal (includes health insurance)

*This figure represents the out-of-state tuition/fee rate for a student registered for 24 credit hours.

Foreign nationals in certain eligible categories who have been legal residents of Florida for more than one year may qualify for in-state tuition, which currently is $16,514.32 for 24 credit hours. Note: Students on F-1 or J-1 visas do not qualify for in-state residency. Also, students from Latin American and Caribbean countries may qualify for a $500 scholarship and in-state tuition. The law school does not have other tuition waivers, but some limited scholarships may be available for students in the LL.M. in American Law for Foreign Lawyers program. The university maintains a comprehensive Web page of scholarship and fellowship opportunities for international students. Applicants are also encouraged to seek financial assistance through their governments or other outside sources, including the Fulbright Program or the Organization of American States.

Certification of Financial Responsibility

Florida State University is required by U.S. federal regulations to verify the financial resources of each applicant prior to issuing the Certificate of Eligibility (Form I-20 or DS-2019). Please complete the Certification of Financial Responsibility Form and submit it along with verification of support (bank statements, award letters, scholarships, etc.). You must show proof of financial support for the first year of study and demonstrate availability of funds for the length of your academic program.