Newspaper article THE JOURNAL RECORD

Costs Rise for Law Students in U.S

Newspaper article THE JOURNAL RECORD

Costs Rise for Law Students in U.S

Article excerpt

If you want to go to law school, be prepared to pay - a lot.

While most people think that attorneys and doctors sit at the top of the financial food chain, for thousands of law school students, just getting that education is a six-figure exercise.

And it doesn't show signs of getting any cheaper.

According to information from the American Bar Association, in- state tuition at a public law school in the United States averages $22,000 per year - a 43-percent increase from 2007-2008 and a whopping 163 percent higher than a decade ago.

In Oklahoma the numbers are similar. According to Oklahoma City University's website, full-time tuition and other costs at OCU were $31,870 annually during 2009-2010, while part-time tuition and costs were $21,270.

"On average, OCU's 2008 graduates had $103,874 in law school- related debt," the website noted.

At the University of Oklahoma - the state's only publicly funded law school - in-state students pay more than $19,000 per year in tuition and other costs. …

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