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

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

    Cost of Attendance $26,965 $22,565
    * 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  33  33
    Fees $396 $396
    Total Tuition and Fees  $66,165 $66,165

    Books  $1,400  $1,400
    Housing  $16,650  $1,350
    Living Expenses  $6,000  $6,000
    Transportation  $1,100  $1,100
    Total Living Expenses $25,150  $9,850

    Cost of Attendance  $91,315 $76,015
       
    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 $396 $396
    Total Tuition and Fees  $60,186 $60,186

    Books  $1,300  $1,300
    Housing  $16,650  $1,350
    Living Expenses  $6,000  $6,000
    Transportation  $1,100  $1,100
    Total Living Expenses $25,050 $9,750

    Cost of Attendance  $85,236 $69,936
       
    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 $396 $396
    Total Tuition and Fees  $46,235  $46,235

    Books  $1,200  $1,200
    Housing  $16,650  $1,350
    Living Expenses  $6,000  $6,000
    Transportation  $1,100  $1,100
    Total Living Expenses $24,950 $24,950

    Cost of Attendance  $71,185 $55,885
       
    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.
Brooklyn Law School - Convocation Ceremony 2015

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