The UA Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law is committed to providing high-quality legal education at the lowest cost possible. We realize that many graduates of high-priced law schools have little choice when accepting employment, because they have a debt burden of tens of thousands of dollars. We encourage our graduates to consider all areas of legal practice, including public interest law — working as advocates for the poor, children, minorities and other traditionally unrepresented groups — and we give our graduates the financial means to keep public interest law a viable choice.
First-year full-time students take 15 hours each semester; first-year part-time students take 10 hours in the fall semester, and either 9 or 11 hours in the spring semester. To be a resident of Arkansas for tuition purposes, you must have lived in Arkansas for at least six months and show proof of an intent to stay permanently after graduation. A complete breakdown of fees, together with an explanation of payment options, is published with the admission and registration packets each semester. All first-year students must pay a non-refundable $250 seat deposit to reserve their seat in the entering class. This seat deposit is then applied to their tuition when they matriculate.
The University of Arkansas Board of Trustees sets the following year’s tuition and fees for the School of Law in April. These amounts are current as of June 2020. However, they are subject to change by the Board of Trustees.
|Arkansas resident tuition per hour||$445.05|
|Non-resident tuition per hour||$976.50|
|College (Fall and Spring)||$607.85|
|Activity (Fall and Spring)||$20|
|Assessment (Fall, Spring and Summer)||$5|
|Facilities (Fall, Spring and Summer)||$17.25 per hour|
|Library (Fall, Spring and Summer)||$12.30 per hour|
|Lawyers Assistance Program (Fall only)||$10|
|Parking (Fall and Spring)||$15.35|
|Safety (Fall and Spring)||$30.00|
|Technology Enhancement (Fall and Spring)||$68.75|
|Technology Enhancement (Summer)||$34.25|
|Athletic Fee||$22.00 per hour|
|UA System Infrastructure Fee (Fall, Spring and Summer)||$10.87 per hour|
Estimated 2020-21 Cost of Attendance for a Full-Time Resident
Please be aware that the law school does not have on-campus housing or a dining hall. The law school’s cafe is open during traditional business hours on weekdays.
|Books and Supplies||$1,800|