Costs and Financial Aid
Tuition & Expenses
Tuition for the Graduate Tax Program for the 2016-2017 academic year is $815.81 per credit for Florida residents and $1,461.30 per credit for non-residents. There is also a $200 events fee.
Although expenses can vary considerably, the College of Law estimates that students can anticipate the following additional expenses for Fall/Spring.
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Cost of Living
While U.S. News and World Report ranks University of Florida among the Top 50 best law schools in the country, it rises to the Top five for affordability based on in-state tuition and fees plus cost of living, according to American Bar Association data. UF Law’s tuition and fees are close to half the cost of many of its competitors in the northeast and competitive with other law schools across the south.
A limited number of merit scholarships are available from both unrestricted funds and endowed scholarship funds for students admitted to the LL.M. in Taxation Program or LL.M. in International Taxation Program.
The endowed scholarship funds include:
- Dorini Family Graduate Tax Scholarship
- The Florida Bar Tax Section Award
- James J. Freeland Scholarship
- Janice Dawson Quinn Graduate Assistantship
- Mark A. Rentenbach Memorial Fund
- John W. Thatcher Graduate Tax Scholarship
- Dean Mead Graduate Tax Scholarship
Scholarship award amounts may vary. Scholarship awards are made by the Scholarship Committee on a rolling a basis after applicants have been admitted. Early applicants have priority over later applicants in the awarding of scholarships. All admitted students’ files are reviewed by the Scholarship Committee; no separate application is required. Scholarship awards offers generally are made within a few weeks after an applicant’s admission.
Florida Tax Review Graduate Tax Assistantships
Students who, on the basis of qualifications, including law review experience as a J.D. student, are selected to be student editors of the Florida Tax Review receive year-long Graduate Assistantships. Florida Tax Review Graduate Assistants are awarded a stipend and a partial tuition waiver. All admitted students’ files are reviewed by the faculty Editor-in-Chief of the Florida Tax Review; no separate application is required. Florida Tax Review Graduate Assistantship offers are made on a rolling basis as the faculty Editor-in-Chief of the Florida Tax Review reviews admitted students’ files. Students may be awarded either a merit scholarship or Florida Tax Review Graduate Tax Assistantship, but not both.
Faculty Research Assistantships
Research Assistantship appointments to work with individual professors are made based on the student’s record and the research needs of the tax faculty members. Faculty Research Assistants, who may work up to ten hours a week during the each semester, are paid by the hour. Faculty Research Assistant positions are offered by individual faculty members who control the timing of offers and the duties of the Research Assistant. Admitted students will be asked whether or not they wish to be considered for a faculty Research Assistant position and resumes of interested students will be circulated to faculty members. Students who are awarded a merit scholarship may serve as a faculty Research Assistant, but students who serve as Florida Tax Review Graduate Assistants may not also serve as a faculty Research Assistant.
Other Financial aid
International Students: Contact the Graduate Tax Office for information about “Linkage Institute” programs with several countries and regions and/or scholarships for students from Latin America or the Caribbean.
Loans: A variety of loans, including Guaranteed Student Loans, may be available. Early application is encouraged to allow adequate processing time before the start of a term. For loan information and applications, please contact the financial aid coordinator at the Levin College of Law, Ms. Victoria Houghton, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Short-term loans in limited amounts may be made available through the Graduate Tax Program.
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