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Summary: With rising costs of law school, some students may find it more comforting to attend a program that will require less debt to be acquired up to graduation.

Law school is expensive; there is no hiding that fact. Job prospects are still recovering. With both factors where they are, law school is a risky investment. The average student debt for the graduating class of 2014 was $111,899. Luckily there are some schools that are substantially cheaper than other schools.

  
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The least expensive law school to attend is at the Brigham Young University in Utah. Tuition and fees run Mormon members $11,620 per year and $23,240 for non-members.

Brigham Young University law school in Utah is ranked 34th by U.S. News but number one with an average debt load for the 2014 graduating class of $54,203.

University of Hawaii-Manoa is ranked 82nd but second with an average debt of $56,266.

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North Carolina Central University was not ranked but is ranked third with an average debt of $58,061.

University of Nebraska-Lincoln was ranked 56th but fourth with a debt of $62,985.



University of Arkansas-Fayetteville was ranked 75th but fifth with an average debt of $63,541.

University of North Dakota was ranked 138th but sixth with a student debt of $64,818.

University of Tennessee-Knoxville was ranked 52nd but seventh with a debt of $66,201.

University of Wyoming was ranked 108th but eighth with an average debt of $67,087.

University of Missouri was ranked 59th but ninth with a student debt of $67,289.

University of Alabama was the highest ranked at 22nd and is ranked tenth with an average debt of $69,440.

Source: http://www.usnews.com/education/best-graduate-schools/the-short-list-grad-school/articles/2015/09/01/10-law-schools-that-leave-grads-with-the-least-debt

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