LL.M. in Elder Law - Tuition, Scholarships and Financial Aid
Tuition and fees are payable each semester to the Business Office. Complete payment of these charges is due no later than the first day of class for each semester as displayed on the academic calendar. Any student account not paid in full on the first day of classes will be subject to a late fee. No student is authorized to attend classes until arrangements for payment of tuition and fees have been approved by the Business Office.
LL.M. in Elder Law Tuition and Fees
|Fall 2013-Spring 2014|
|Tuition (assessed on a per credit-hour basis)||$1,400|
Note: Part-time students have up to six (6) years to complete the LL.M. in Elder Law program.
|Confirmation fee (non-refundable)
(applied toward tuition upon enrollment)
(student account not paid in full by first day of classes is charged a late fee)
|Non-Student Audit of Class (per credit hour)||$1,000|
Note: Tuition and fees are subject to change.
A limited number of merit scholarships are awarded on a semester-by-semester basis. The decision to award a partial merit scholarship is based on a variety of factors, including an individual's contributions to elder law, course load, financial need and/or academic performance in the LL.M program. Individuals interested in being considered for a partial scholarship should indicate their request on the application for admission into the LL.M. in Elder Law program and should attach a separate letter requesting a scholarship and the reasons for their request. Scholarships will be awarded in varying amounts. Since scholarships are only awarded for one semester at a time, recipients seeking a continuing award must reapply each semester, but any student, even those who were not awarded a scholarship in the past, may apply for the following semester; specific deadlines are available from the Center for Excellence in Elder Law and must be rigidly enforced. Both students taking a full course load or a partial course load may apply for scholarships.
To apply: Your request must be submitted in writing to the attention of the Center for Excellence in Elder Law, 1401-61st Street South, Gulfport, Florida 33707; Tel: 727-562-7393; Fax: 727-345-1838; or email email@example.com. Your request should accompany your application for admission, and will be reviewed by the Committee upon acceptance in the program.
Financial aid for LL.M. students is available.
How is the student expense budget determined and how much is it?
The budget for the LL.M. in Elder Law includes tuition and books. Stetson Law's Office of Student Financial Planning develops student budgets that estimate an individual student's annual projected educational expenses. These budgets govern the total amount of aid (loans or a combination of scholarships and loans) that are available to a student in any given year. Students who have federal Stafford loans in their package may borrow up to a maximum of $20,500 in Federal Direct Unsubsidized Stafford loans every two semesters and cannot borrow in excess of the approved budget.
1. Federal Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans: Federal Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans are available to eligible students who apply for federal aid using the FAFSA application. Students may qualify for up to $10,250 in Federal Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans every semester. With Unsubsidized Stafford loans, the interest accrues while the student attends law school. The interest rate is fixed at 5.41 percent for loans disbursed on or after 7/1/2013 and before 7/1/2014. The origination fee is currently 1.072 percent (as of 12/2/2013). Borrowers receive a six-month grace period following graduation or from the time their enrollment falls below five credit hours.
2. Federal Direct Graduate PLUS Loans: A student can borrow up to the cost of education minus the Federal Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loan. To be eligible for this loan, students must have acceptable credit. Direct Loans sets credit criteria according to their own policy independent of the College of Law. The interest rate is fixed at 6.41 percent for loans disbursed on or after 7/1/2013 and before 7/1/2014. The origination fee is currently 4.288 percent (as of 12/2/2013). There is no grace period on this loan; however, Direct Loans grants an automatic six-month deferment. For further information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Note: You must be enrolled in the minimum number of hours specified by the policy on Eligibility to Receive Financial Aid and meet all other eligibility requirements to receive Federal Direct Unsubsidized Stafford and/or Federal Direct Graduate PLUS loans.
Application for Financial Aid:
1. Complete the free online FAFSA application (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).
- School Code: E00342
2. Once you have completed the FAFSA, contact the Office of Admissions and Student Financial Planning at email@example.com and we will send you an email outlining your eligibility and how to apply for loans.
Estimated Student Budget/Cost of Attendance
Fall 2013-Spring 2014
|Tuition: This figure represents a fee based on the enrollment status as an LL.M. in Elder Law student.||$16,800|
|Fees: This figure represents current technology fees.||$100|
|Books/Supplies: This figure represents the estimated cost of books per academic year and related supplies such as paper, writing utensils, and other various materials.||$766|
|Room: This figure represents the estimated cost of rent at a double occupancy rate along with expenses to run a household (electricity, water/sewer, internet, phone) for nine months.||$8,852|
|Board: This figure represents the cost of food for nine months.||$2,448|
|Transportation: This figure represents the cost of owning a vehicle (maintenance and tires, gas, car insurance) for nine months. Students who live close to campus are encouraged not to borrow the maximum offered in this line item.||$250|
|Personal/Miscellaneous: This figure represents personal expenses incurred for nine months (clothing, personal hygiene, entertainment).||$3,430|
|Loan Fee: This is a fee deducted by the lender before the loan is disbursed to Stetson Law.||$750|