MSL Cost of Attendance

MSL Fee* $19,500 $19,500 $39,000
Activity Fee** $157  – $157
Health Services Fee $342 $341 $683
UCSHIP Insurance Premium*** $2,107.40 $2,950.38 $5,057.78
Total MSL Fees $22,106.40 $22,791.38 $44,897.78
Part Time Fee – MSL $1,625

Estimated living expenses, including housing, food, transportation, books and supplies, and federal loan fees, are $27,000 – $28,000. This estimate is based on a nine month academic calendar and is the same whether the student is living on or off campus.

*Tuition and Fees are subject to legislative, gubernatorial, and UC Hastings Board of Directors action and may change without notice.

**The Health Insurance Fee may be waived with proof of alternate insurance that meets or exceeds the minimum health care criteria.


There are a limited number of merit-based and need-based scholarships* available to MSL students in the form of tuition waivers. To be considered for a scholarship, please indicate on your MSL application that you are interested in merit-based and/or need-based aid.

Federal Financial Aid

Full-time students and part-time students (U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents only) who are taking at least six credit hours a semester are eligible for the federal loan program, which includes the Unsubsidized Stafford Loans and Graduate PLUS Loans. MSL students applying for financial aid should submit the FAFSA and the UC Hastings Financial Aid Supplement form by March 1st. For additional information, please visit our Cost of Attendance page. All scholarship and financial aid decisions are made on an individual basis. UC Hastings will work with each admitted MSL student to craft a financial plan that is best for him or her.

The purpose of our need-based scholarships is to provide access for students who demonstrate high financial need.  Need-based scholarships offset a portion of tuition and do not have to be repaid. Students whose enrollment fee is being billed to and paid by a third party, such as through GI Bill® or Vocational Rehabilitation programs, are not eligible for tuition waivers.