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Graduate Program Financial Aid

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Pepperdine is committed to supporting students in their pursuit of education and financial health.

Office of Financial Assistance

(310) 506-4633 - office
(310) 506-7663 - fax

Mailing Address

Pepperdine University Caruso School of Law
Office of Financial Assistance
24255 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, CA 90263-4633


Cost of Attendance


All tuition is charged on a per unit basis for the Certificate, MDR, and LLM degree programs. Tuition for the 2016 - 2017 academic year is $1920 per unit.

Estimate of expenses

The below list is an estimate of expenses for students pursuing an academic program on a full-time basis. Programs are available on a part-time or full-time basis and personal expenses will vary depending on circumstances. Room and Board will vary depending on on-campus or off-campus options. Tuition and Health Insurance are the only charges paid to the university directly if electing to live off-campus.

  LLM Master of DR Certificates

26 units

32 units

14 units


2 semesters

2 semesters

1 semester








$7, 050









Health Insurance
















*May be waived with proof of insurance.

**Students electing to participate in the clinics and externships may need to budget the additional expense of transportation. This may include the cost to purchase a vehicle and insurance.

Loans and Scholarships

International Applicants

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International applicants are automatically considered for partial scholarships at the point of application.

International applicants are encouraged to seek external scholarship options.

Domestic Applicants (LLM/MDR)


Domestic LLM and MDR students are awarded financial aid by the Caruso School of Law Office of Financial Assistance.

Please begin the financial aid application process prior to receiving an admissions decision to ensure that financial aid funds are available at the start of school.

Certificate Applicants


Students pursuing certificates at the same time as a Pepperdine degree can expand their financial aid package from that degree.

Students pursuing a certificate as a standalone program are not eligible for federal financial aid. Private loans may be available for eligible domestic students.

  • Wells Fargo Loan Specialist: (877) 566-6733
  • Sallie Mae Loan Specialist: (877) 279-7172

Admitted & Current Students

 Student Accounts


Access the information you need about your student account, including online payments, contact information, and answers to frequently asked questions.