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 hour 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 students must earn a minimum of 85 credits to graduate, and standard tuition covers those 85 credits, plus an additional 3 free credit hours for a total of 88 credit hours.

Since students in the Accelerated 2-Year program earn the same number of credits as standard 3-Year program students in a more compressed timeframe, their tuition charges are higher annually, but breaks down to the same expense on a percredit 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 $1,677 $1,677
    Credits 9 9
    Total Tuition $15,093 $15,093
    Fees $25 $25
    Total Tuit/Fees $16,770 $16,770

         
    Housing* $4,775 $375

    Living Exp/Books $1,650 $1,650

    Transportation $291 $290

    Total Living $6,716 $2,315

    Cost of Attendance $23,492 $19,091
    * New on-campus residents will be budgeted for actual on-campus summer housing charges

    FIRST YEAR Living Independently     Living with Parents
    Tuition Per Credit* $1,677  $1,677
    Credits  33  33
    Total Tuition  $55,341  $55,341

    Fees  $396  $396

    Books  $1,400  $1,400

    Housing  $16,650  $1,350

    Living Expenses  $5,400  $5,400

    Transportation  $1,049  $1,049

    Cost of Attendance  $80,236 $64,936
       
    Additional Costs:  
    Health Insurance  TBD   TBD
    (For students who are not covered by their own health insurance)

    Your actual cost for housing, living expenses, 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 39 credits for their first year. 

  • Note: This chart does not include summer term.

    FIRST YEAR Living Independently     Living with Parents 
    Tuition Per Credit* $1,677  $1,677
    Credits  30  30
    Total Tuition  $50,310  $50,310

    Fees  $396  $396

    Books  $1,300  $1,300

    Housing  $16,650  $1,350

    Living Expenses  $5,400  $5,400

    Transportation  $1,049  $1,049

    Cost of Attendance  $75,105 $59,805
       
    Additional Costs:  
    Health Insurance  TBD   TBD
    (For students who are not covered by their own health insurance)

    Note to 3-Year JDs:
    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                  $50,310  
    Year 2 - 28 credits  $46,956   (example) 
     Year 3 - 27 credits  $45,279   (example)
     Total Tuition - 3 Years  $142,545  
     Average per year  $47,515  


    Your actual cost for housing, living expenses, 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 $1,677 $1,677
    Credits 3 3
    Total Tuition $5,031 $5,031
    Fees $25 $25
    Total Tuit/Fees $5,056 $5,056

         
    Housing* $4,775 $375

    Living Exp/Books $1,500 $1,500

    Transportation $291 $290

    Total Living $6,566 $2,165

    Cost of Attendance $12,075 $7,221
    * New on-campus residents will be budgeted for actual on-campus summer housing charges
     
    FIRST YEAR Living Independently     Living with Parents
    Tuition Per Credit* $1,677  $1,677
    Credits  23  23
    Total Tuition  $38,571  $38,571

    Fees  $396  $396

    Books  $1,200  $1,200

    Housing  $16,650  $1,350

    Living Expenses  $5,400  $5,400

    Transportation  $1,049  $1,049

    Cost of Attendance  $63,266 $47,966
       
    Additional Costs:  
    Health Insurance  TBD TBD
    (For students who are not covered by their own health insurance)

    Your actual cost for housing, living expenses, 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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Office of Financial Aid
One Boerum Place, 2nd Floor
Telephone: (718) 780-7915
Fax: (718) 228-6796
Email: finaid@brooklaw.edu

Mailing Address
250 Joralemon Street
Brooklyn, New York 11201

Office Hours
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