Federal Loans

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:

Students may borrow federal student loans for the academic year. Graduate Plus Loans are available for the summer if the student is enrolled in six credits or more.

To qualify for a federal student loan, the student must be:

  • Enrolled at least half-time (six credits or more)
  • A citizen or permanent resident of the United States
  • Making satisfactory academic progress if already enrolled in school
  • Not in default on a previous federal student loan

For males:

  • Males 18-25 must register with Selective Service
  • Males 26 and over who did not register with Selective Service are ineligible for aid
  • The Federal Unsubsidized Loan is available to eligible students regardless of financial need (based on the FAFSA).

    Students may borrow up to $20,500 in a Federal Unsubsidized Loan per year.

    As of July 1, 2016, the Federal Unsubsidized Loan has a fixed interest rate of 5.31%. 

    Students cannot exceed a maximum federal loan aggregate of $138,500. 

    This includes undergraduate loans. 

    Borrowers are responsible for all interest that accrues while in school. 

  • Students may be eligible to borrow Graduate Plus Loans up to the cost of attendance (less other aid).

    As of July 1, 2016, the Graduate Plus loan has a fixed interest rate of 6.31%.

    Graduate Plus loans disbursed after 2008 will be receive a post enrollment deferment of six months.  

    You must apply for a Graduate Plus loan with Direct Loan at www.studentloans.gov

    There is no aggregate limit on the Graduate Plus Loan.

    Borrowers are responsible for all interest that accrues while in school. 

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Have questions? We have answers.

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
Monday - Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm 

Please contact us if you need to schedule an appointment during off-business hours.