Public law schools across the country are barely done talking about bumping up the cost of a J.D. for the upcoming academic year.
UC’s Hastings is looking even farther out.
In a finance committee meeting yesterday, school CFO David Seward said California residents might be looking at a price tag of about $36,000 in academic year 2010-11, while out-of-state students might be paying $47,000. That doesn’t include health insurance and other fees, he said.
A third of the revenue from the latest fee increases would go toward financial aid.
Seward said the school is reacting to state budget cuts and fee increases at other UC law campuses. The goal is to fall just under the fees charged by the law school at UC Davis.
It seem like just yesterday that Seward prepared first- and second-years to pay $29,383 in enrollment fees in 2009-10 (.pdf).
“The good news is, we are the lowest-cost highest-value law school in California,” Seward said. “The bad news is, we’re not as low-cost as we used to be.”
The full board of directors will consider the proposal Sept. 11, after students have had a chance to weigh in.
All of the law schools in the highly regarded University of California system are raising tuition — called professional degree fees — by 10% or more.
Petra is a Cal Law reporter.