To obtain a Form I-20 or DS-2019, students must show they have sufficient financial support to cover their academic costs of attendance at Georgetown Law and minimum living expenses for the Washington, D.C. area. All estimated expenses provided by International Student Services at Georgetown Law are for immigration purposes only. The estimates are meant to assist with issuing your Form I-20 or Form DS-2019 and to help prepare your financial documentation needed to obtain the F-1 or J-1 visa.

Expenses represent tuition, books, Georgetown Premier Plan health insurance, transportation, and basic living expenses for the Washington, DC area detailed on the Georgetown Law Tuition & Cost of Attendance page.

  • For F-1 status, expenses are estimated for the first academic year of program study (August 2024 – May 2025 for most students, July 2023 – May 2025 for LL.M. Summer Experience students). Estimates after May 2025 are not included.
  • For J-1 status, expenses are estimated for the entire length of program study.
  • If bringing a spouse and/or child(ren) to the United States while studying at Georgetown Law, additional basic living expenses will be calculated for each dependent seeking F-2 or J-2 status.
  • If you are returning from a leave of absence or in a degree program that only requires one semester of study at Georgetown Law, please email for your estimated expenses and Form I-20 or Form DS-2019 program dates.


You may use documents showing Personal Funds, Family Funds, Scholarships (Georgetown, Private, Employer Sponsorship, Government Sponsorship), or Loans. All documents must be in English. You can submit a single source of funding or a combination of financial documents.