Financing Law School

Photograph: Our students receive more than $1.8 million annually in scholarships.Washburn University School of Law receives funding from the State of Kansas, Shawnee County, and the City of Topeka.

Tuition is similar to that at other public law schools and is well below the cost of most private law schools.

Generous contributions from alumni and friends make it possible for Washburn Law to distribute $2.1 million in institutional scholarships annually. About 45% of our students receive scholarships. More than 25% of our entering students receive scholarships for close to the cost of full resident tuition; some receive more. Federal and private loans also help students manage the cost of their education.

In-State Tuition for Colorado, Missouri, Texas, Oklahoma, and Nebraska Residents

New law students who are residents of Colorado or Missouri are eligible for in-state tuition through the Interstate Tuition Waiver Program. New law students who are residents of Texas, Oklahoma, or Nebraska are eligible beginning fall 2014.

  • Students receiving the Interstate Waiver must maintain a 3.0 cumulative grade point average (GPA) at Washburn to remain eligible.
  • Continuous eligibility is required to maintain the Interstate Waiver. Students who do not maintain eligibility can, however, establish Kansas residency in order to pay Kansas resident tuition rates.

Students may apply for resident status after they have lived in Kansas for six months. Contact the Admissions Office for requirements.

Financial Aid

Washburn Law recognizes that financial aid is an important part of your education decision. The Washburn University Financial Aid Office assists law students with the process of applying for and receiving financial aid. Throughout this process, the staff provides personal guidance to all students. Please visit Washburn University Financial Aid for answers to commonly asked questions, or call (800) 524-8447.