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ABA Required Disclosures

ABA Standard 509 Information Report 2018

Bar Passage Outcomes

ABA Employment Summary Report - Class of 2017

ABA Employment Summary Report - Class of 2016

ABA Employment Summary Report - Class of 2015


The Basics

Type of School: Private
Term: Semester
Application Deadline: July 15, 2019
Application Fee: $50
Can first-year law students start in the spring or summer? No
Does Belmont offer housing for law students? No


Bar Passage Rates (July 2018)

First Time Takers 77 Reporting: 98.7%
Jurisdiction Takers Passers Pass% State% Diff%
Tennessee 73 69 94.5 76.8 17.7
California 2 2 100
Georgia 1 1 100
Minnesota 1 1 100


Bar Passage Rates (July 2017)

First Time Takers 74 Reporting: 95%
Jurisdiction Takers Passers Pass% State% Diff%
Tennessee 67 62 92.5 78.5 14
Florida 2 2 100
California 1 1 100
Indiana 1 1 100
Kentucky 1 1 100
South Dakota 1 1 100
Wisconsin 1 1 100


Tuition & Fees (Academic Year 2018-19)

Tuition for Resident & Non-Resident Students: $43,430*
Loan Origination Fee (assessed only to students with educational loans) $1,100*
Consolidated Graduate Student Fee (per semester) $520*
Course Fee (per semester) $360*

*Figure is subject to change.


Cost of Attendance (Academic Year 2018-19)

Books & Supplies: $3,000
Loan Origination Fee: $1,100
Personal Expenses: $2,595
Rent/Housing: $15,900
Tuition & Consolidated Graduate Student Fee: $44,470
Transportation: $3,830
Total Budget: $70,895


Financial Aid

Law students can borrow a maximum of $20,500 in federal Direct Loans per academic year.  Federal Direct PLUS loans are also available which can provide financing up to the total cost of attendance.  Pell grants are not available to law students.  The College of Law offers merit-based scholarships to qualified entering students and awards range from 25% to 100% tuition remission.  Every admitted applicant is automatically under scholarship consideration and there is no scholarship application process.  The cumulative undergraduate GPA and LSAT score are the criteria used in the evaluation process.  Qualifying veterans may be eligible for the GI Bill or the Yellow Ribbon Program. 

For more information regarding financial aid, please contact the Admissions Office at 615-460-8400.

For more information regarding Veteran Benefits, please contact Belmont's VA Education Counselor. 


Tuition & Fee Refund Schedule

Within first week of classes: 100% refund of tuition
Within second week of classes: 80% refund of tuition
Within third week of classes: 60% refund of tuition
Within fourth week of classes: 40% refund of tuition
Within fifth week of classes: 20% refund of tuition
After fifth week: no refund


Admission to the Bar

In addition to a bar examination, there are character, fitness, and other qualifications for admission to the bar in every U.S. jurisdiction. Applicants are encouraged to determine the requirements for any jurisdiction in which they intend to seek admission by contacting the jurisdiction. Addresses for all relevant agencies are available through the National Conference of Bar Examiners.


Academic Calendar 2018-19