Tuition, Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards

Tuition & Fees

Tuition and fees for the JD program are approximately $14,600 for new Canadian students and $14,400 for continuing Canadian students in 2020-2021.

Tuition is assessed on a per-course basis. A full-time, first-year JD student will take 18 units per semester. For the 2020-2021 academic year:

  • Canadian student tuition:
    • $1,098.09 per 3-unit course for students admitted Spring 2020 or later
    • $1,077.54 per 3-unit course for students admitted Winter 2020 or earlier
  • International student tuition:
    • $3,751.89 per 3-unit course for students admitted Spring 2020 or later
    • $3,581.34 per 3-unit course for students admitted Winter 2020 or earlier
  • General fees: $551.23 per term
  • Student health and dental plan: $193.00 per year
  • Law Career Services Fee: $75.00 per term

Non-JD students, including those in a graduate program at UCalgary Law, who register in a JD course, must also pay the law program differential portion of the tuition.

Visit the University of Calgary Calendar and the Undergraduate Student Cost Estimator for additional information about tuition and fees. The University of Calgary Calendar is the official fee listing and will be used for all fee assessments.

Scholarships, Bursaries & Awards

The deadline to apply for scholarships, bursaries and awards is May 1, unless otherwise stated.

You are encouraged to apply for scholarships, awards and bursaries online. You can fill out one application form to be considered for all of the scholarships, awards and bursaries listed here. If no application information is listed, the award is granted automatically by the Academic Status Committee based on the stated criteria.

We strongly encourage all students who have received an offer or are on the waitlist to apply for scholarships and bursaries on the My Financials page of your Student Centre. The deadline to apply is May 1.

Differential Tuition Bursaries (DTB) have a separate assessment process. The Student Awards and Financial Aid (SAFA) Office usually notifies successful DTB candidates by email in late August.

Applicants to the JD program are automatically considered for the UCalgary Law Entrance Awards of Excellence, which are awarded no later than March 31.

If you have questions regarding the awards application or process, please contact the Student Awards and Financial Aid (SAFA) office directly at ucawards@ucalgary.ca.

Please review the details and general policies for University-administered scholarships, bursaries and awards in the current Calendar.

Separately administered scholarships


Entrance scholarship for incoming first-year JD students

UCalgary Law Entrance Awards of Excellence

These awards are offered annually to those students who are considered to best reflect excellence in their undergraduate achievements. There is no financial need component, and all applicants are automatically considered for these awards. Students will be notified no later than March 31 of the year an offer of admission is made to prospective recipients.

Burnet, Duckworth & Palmer LLP $20,000 Entrance Scholarship

  • Valued at up to $60,000 ($20,000 in each year of the JD program)
  • Based on academic merit and community leadership
  • Renewable in second and third years based on a minimum GPA of 3.2 and minimum of 24 units in the previous fall and winter terms.

The Dean of Law Award of Excellence

  • Valued at $15,000
  • Based on academic merit
  • Offered to one (1) student entering their first year of the JD program

Faculty of Law Undergraduate Awards of Excellence

  • Valued at $10,000 each
  • Based on academic merit
  • Offered to three (3) students entering their first year of the JD program
    • Starting in 2020, one award will be given to a BIPOC student

Faculty of Law NREEL Scholarship

  • Valued at $10,000
  • Based on past academic or professional excellence in an area related to Natural Resources, Energy and Environmental Law, with an interest in pursuing this area of law post-graduation
  • Offered to one (1) student entering their first year of the JD program

JD Program Entrance Scholarships in Law

  • Valued at $10,000 each
  • Based on academic merit and previous or current membership on a university intercollegiate athletic team
  • Offered to two (2) students entering their first year of the JD program
  • You must apply for this award

Financial Aid

Student loans are available to Canadian citizens or permanent residents who are studying full- or part-time in a degree-granting program.

Alberta students

Alberta residents who require financial assistance to pursue post-secondary education may obtain student loans by applying online through Student Aid Alberta. Students submit one loan application and may be eligible to receive any combination of federal or provincial loans and grants.

Information about Alberta Student Loans

 

 

Out-of-Province Students

Students who reside in a province other than Alberta are eligible for government student loan funding and can apply through their home province or territory of residence. Students submit one loan application and may be eligible to receive any combination of Federal or provincial loans and grants.

Students with questions about loan eligibility and the application process can contact their provincial/territorial loan office directly. Additional information can be found on the CanLearn website.

Loan information for Out-of-Province Students

Loan information for US Students