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University of Cincinnati law school listens to world’s message: Tuition has gotten too high

Posted Jun 27, 2013 9:54 AM CDT
By Debra Cassens Weiss

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The University of Cincinnati law school will cut tuition for out-of-state residents by 30 percent, following the lead of another cost-cutting Ohio law school.

Tuition and fees for out-of-state residents will drop from $40,044 to $28,536 at the Cincinnati law school next year, the National Law Journal reports. Ohio residents will continue to pay $23,536.

University of Cincinnati law dean Louis Bilionis explained the move to the National Law Journal. “We thought tuition and expenses for out-of-state students had become out of equilibrium with the market,” he said. “The world is telling us that tuition has gotten too high."

The move comes during a "difficult recruiting climate," the NLJ says. The number of new students enrolling at Ohio law schools has dropped by 28 percent since 2008.

The University of Akron School of Law decided in February that it would charge out-of-state residents the same amount as Ohioans.

Related coverage:

ABAJournal.com: “Attention law school shoppers: It’s now cheaper to get a JD from the University of Arizona”

ABAJournal.com: “Bar passage or your money back: Law school offers partial refunds to some students”

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