Students register for one 3-credit course. The course tuition is $3750. Students are also required to submit a $100 Application Fee. In addition, students are responsible for the cost of their airfare to and from Accra; housing; health insurance; immunizations and malaria medication; meals and all other living expenses for the duration of the program. We estimate the total of these additional expenses to be in the range of $2000 - $3000, bringing the full cost of attendance to $5000 - $6000.
For students participating in the optional internship program, the for-credit (3-credit) internship tuition is $2750 ($500 due on application; $2250 due May 1, 2020); non-credit internships require a $500 placement fee on application. Interns will also want to budget for extended housing, health insurance, medication, meals and other living expenses of about $2000.
Application Fee: $100
Tuition for 3-credit course: $3750
Internship Placement Fee: $500 (Payment made at time of application)**
Program Housing Fees: Standard single: $1200; Standard double: $900 per person;
Internship Tuition: $2250
Internship Housing Fees: Standard single is $2800; Standard Doubles may be available for $2100 per person, if there are two occupants willing to share.
* All payments should be made in USD. Program fees are non-refundable in the event that a student withdraws from the program; however, all fees will be refunded to students who are not admitted into the program, or in the unlikely event that the program is canceled.
** In the unlikely event that the program is unable to place a student in an internship, the $500 internship placement fee will be refunded.
Financial aid in the form of federal loans is available to U.S. citizens or permanent residents attending eligible law schools. Fordham Law School students should apply for these loans through the Law School Financial Aid Office. Eligible students at other U.S. law schools should apply for loans through their home schools. Applicants who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents should contact organizations in their home countries to inquire about the possibility of financial assistance, and may be eligible to borrow a private loan.
Students intending to rely on financial aid are responsible for submitting the initial application fee of $100 required to complete an application (along with the $500 internship placement fee, if applicable). They are also responsible for making full payment by May 1, 2020, unless a waiver of this requirement is sought and received in writing from the program. Late fees will apply (see below), so we strongly urge students to apply for loans in a timely manner in order to ensure tuition payment by the deadline.
Full tuition and all optional fee payments are due by May 1, 2020. Those students who submit payment up to one week late (between May 2 and May 8, 2020) will be assessed a $100 late fee; up to two weeks late (between May 9 and May 15, 2020) a $200 late fee, and so on.
Students who withdraw from the program prior to May 1, 2020, will receive a full tuition and fees refund (minus the $100 non-refundable application fee). Students withdrawing between May 2 and May 8, 2020, will be charged an additional $150 withdrawal fee. Students who have received an internship placement by the time they submit their withdrawal will not receive a refund of the internship placement fee. After May 9, 2020, no tuition or fees will be refunded.