Wednesday, August 9, 2017

New Policy Delivers Tuition Savings to Distance Students

As we prepare for another rewarding year in the LL.M. Program in Agricultural & Food Law, it is my distinct pleasure to deliver an announcement regarding a new tuition policy for our distance education track. Our Program has now become even more of a "best value" in legal education.

Tuition Savings For LL.M. Distance Students

The University of Arkansas has adjusted the LL.M. Program tuition rate for our distance candidates, effective Fall 2017. Our program will now be consistent with other units on campus in allowing distance candidates enrolled in online courses to be eligible for the Arkansas resident tuition rate regardless of where the student resides. For out of state students, this essentially cuts their tuition bill in half.

For 2017-18, the Arkansas resident rate for the LL.M. Program will be $595.50 per credit hour. This rate will apply to any distance course taken by a distance candidate, whether synchronous, hybrid, condensed, or completely online.  In order to stay within the new policy, the distance candidate must not take any on-campus classes during the semester unless they are part of a hybrid distance course such as our condensed courses.

Out-of-state students who study on campus will still be charged the out-of-state tuition rate for each of their enrolled courses, although graduate assistantships and fellowships may reduce these costs considerably. Indeed, we are pleased that this year, all of our on-campus students are receiving assistance.

We are proud to deliver the most extensive curriculum in agricultural and food law available, and it now comes at an even more affordable rate. We know that many recent law graduates and practicing attorneys balance family obligations, prior school loans, and other financial demands. We are very pleased to be able to deliver this good news.

The new tuition rate also applies to non-degree candidates who attend via distance, taking one or more of our courses for law school credit or CLE credit.

If you have questions about the LL.M. Program or its costs, visit our website and contact us at or call (479) 575-3706.

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