How Much Does It Cost to Take the Bar Exam?

The bar exam is a test issued by the government that every law student in the United States is required to take in order to legally practice law.  After completing your law classes in college, the bar exam will be your last step in becoming a lawyer.  The price, schedules, and specifics of this test are going to vary greatly depending on the state you live in.

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How much is it?

StateBar Exam Cost
Alabama
$475 - $1300
Alaska
$800 + fees
Arizona
$395
Arkansas
$325
California
$520 - $770
Colorado
$425 - $825
Connecticut
$450
Delaware
$500
Florida
$850 to $3,000
Georgia
$500
Hawaii
$300
Idaho
$500
Illinois
$4540
Indiana
$225 to $550
Iowa
$325
Kansas
$500 to $825
Kentucky
$625
Louisiana
$550
Maine
$700 to $900
Maryland
$200 to $250
Massachusetts
$850
Michigan
$600
Minnesota
$500
Mississippi
$625
Missouri
$400 to $1,300
Montana
$400
Nebraska
$550
Nevada
$500
New Hampshire
$400
New Jersey
$500 to $725
New Mexico
$400 to $800
New York
$250 + fees
North Carolina
$600 to $1,300
North Dakota
$150
Ohio
$330 to $1,000
Oklahoma
$300 to $1,000
Oregon
$500
Pennsylvania
$500 to $1,400
Rhode Island
$450 to $800
South Carolina
$400 to $750
South Dakota
$300
Tennessee
$300 to $900
Texas
$300 to $1,200
Utah
$425 to $625
Vermont
$255 to $600
Virginia
$175 to $350
Washington
$450 to $750
West Virginia
$375 to $1,000
Wisconsin
$450 to $900
Wyoming$200

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