Tuition and Other Costs

Since Brooklyn Law School offers the flexibility of 2, 3 and 4 year JD programs, our tuition is charged on a per-credit basis and differs between the programs in terms of annual cost. However, Brooklyn Law School is committed to addressing the issue of affordability in legal education and has among the lowest average tuition charges of any private law school in New York State. All JD students must earn a minimum of 85 credits to graduate, and standard tuition covers those 85 credits, plus an additional 3 free credits for a total of 88 credits.

Since students in the Accelerated 2-Year program earn the same number of credits as standard 3-Year program students in a more compressed time-frame, their tuition charges are higher annually, but breaks down to the same expense on a per-credit basis. Merit scholarship awards for 2-year students are also adjusted to apply to the higher number of credits and preserve the affordability of a Brooklyn Law education.

Below are annual tuition estimates based on typical student credit loads per academic year:

  • SUMMER


    Living Independently
    Tuition Per Credit $1,993
    Credits 10
    Fees $25
    Total Tuition and Fees $19,955

    Housing* $4,500
    Living Exp/Books $2,150
    Transportation $305
     Utilities $440 
    Total Living Expenses $6,955

    Cost of Attendance $27,350
    * New on-campus residents will be budgeted for actual on-campus summer housing charges

    FIRST YEAR
      Living Independently      Living with Parents
    Tuition Per Credit** $1,993 $1,993
    Credits  31  31
    Fees $446 $446
    Total Tuition and Fees  $62,229  $62,229

    Books  $1,800  $1,800
    Housing  $16,200  $0
    Utilities $1,575  $1,575 
    Living Expenses  $6,000  $6,000
    Transportation  $1,100  $1,100
    Total Living Expenses $26,675  $10,475

    Cost of Attendance  $88,904 $72,704
       
    Additional Costs:  
    Health Insurance    
    (For students who are not covered by their own health insurance)

    Your actual cost for housing, living expenses, books, and transportation could be significantly less than the amounts listed above. Students who take loans are encouraged to borrow the minimum amount necessary to meet their basic educational needs.
    **All J.D. students must successfully complete at least 85 credits. 2-Year students enroll in 43 credits for their first year. 

  • FIRST YEAR
      Living Independently      Living with Parents 
    Tuition Per Credit* $1,993 $1,993
    Credits  30  30
    Fees $446 $446
    Total Tuition and Fees  $60,236 $60,236

    Books  $1,800  $1,800
    Housing  $16,200  $0
    Living Expenses  $6,000  $6,000
    Utilities $1,575  $1,575 
    Transportation  $1,100  $1,100
    Total Living Expenses $26,675 $10,475

    Cost of Attendance  $86,911 $70,711
       
    Additional Costs:  
    Health Insurance  
    (For students who are not covered by their own health insurance)

    Note to 3-Year J.D. students:
    You are required to take 30 credits in your first year, and since your tuition is charged per credit, you will pay higher tuition in your first year than you will pay in years 2 and 3.

    Year 1 - 30 credits                  $59,790  
    Year 2 - 28 credits  $55,804   (example) 
     Year 3 - 27 credits  $53,811   (example)
     Total Tuition  $169,405  
     Average per year  $56,468  


    Your actual costs for housing, living expenses, books, and transportation could be significantly less than the amounts listed above. Students who take loans are encouraged to borrow the minimum amount necessary to meet their basic educational needs.
    *All J.D. students must successfully complete at least 85 credits. 3-year students enroll in 30 credits for their first year and 55 credits over their following two years. 
  • SUMMER
      Living Independently      Living with Parents
    Tuition Per Credit $1,993 $1,993
    Credits 3 3
    Fees $25 $25
    Total Tuition and Fees $6,004 $6,004

    Housing* $4,775 $375
    Living Exp/Books $1,935 $1,935
    Transportation $300 $300
    Total Living Expenses $7,010 $2,610

    Cost of Attendance $13,014 $8,614
    * New on-campus residents will be budgeted for actual on-campus summer housing charges
     
    FIRST YEAR
      Living Independently      Living with Parents
    Tuition Per Credit* $1,993 $1,993
    Credits  23  23
    Fees $446 $446
    Total Tuition and Fees  $46,285  $46,285 

    Books  $1,400  $1,400
    Housing  $16,650  $0
    Utilities $1,575  $1,575 
    Living Expenses  $6,000  $6,000
    Transportation  $1,100  $1,100
    Total Living Expenses $26,275 $10,075

    Cost of Attendance  $72,560 $56,360
       
    Additional Costs:  
    Health Insurance    
    (For students who are not covered by their own health insurance)

    Your actual cost for housing, living expenses, books, and transportation could be significantly less than the amounts listed above. Students who take loans are encouraged to borrow the minimum amount necessary to meet their basic educational needs.
    *All J.D. students must successfully complete at least 85 credits. 4-Year students enroll in 23 credits for their first year and 62 credits over their following three years.
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