Understanding tuition and expenses

Because Brooklyn Law School offers the flexibility of full-time 3-year and part-time 4-year J.D. programs, as well as LL.M. and joint degree options, annual costs will vary between these different options.

All J.D. students must earn a minimum of 85 credits to graduate, and standard tuition covers those 85 credits, plus an additional optional 3 free credits for a total of 88 credits.  

3-Year (Standard) J.D. Program

Below are annual cost of attendance estimates based on a typical academic year:

FIRST YEAR

 
Living Independently Living with Parents
Tuition $61,550 $61,550

Fees (plus $25 for 1L students)

$471 $471
Total Tuition and Fees $62,021 $62,021

Books $1,800 $1,800
Housing $16,200 $0
Living Expenses $6,000 $6,000
Utilities $1,575 $1,575
Transportation $1,150 $1,150
Total Living Expenses $26,725 $10,525

Cost of Attendance $88,746 $72,546
     

Additional Costs: Health Insurance (for students who are not covered by their own health insurance)

Note to 3-Year J.D. students:

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. 3-year students enroll in 31 credits for their first year and 54 credits over their following two years.

Withdrawal and Leave of Absence Refund Policy

4-Year (Part-Time) J.D. Program

Below are annual cost of attendance estimates based on a typical academic year:

           

FIRST YEAR            

 

               Living Independently  Living with Parents

Tuition

 $46,162 $46,162
Fees (plus $25 fee for 1L students) $471 $471
Total Tuition and Fees $46,633 $46,633

Books $1,800 $1,800
Housing $16,200 $0
Utilities $1,575 $1,575
Living Expenses $6,000 $6,000
Transportation $1,150 $1,150
Total Living Expenses $26,725 $10,525

Cost of Attendance $73,358 $57,158


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.

Withdrawal and Leave of Absence Refund Policy

LL.M. Program for Internationally Trained Lawyers

The living expenses are estimated costs which vary depending on the student’s actual expenses. For the 2020-2021 school year, the estimated cost of attendance including housing is as follows:

Tuition*
$52,152
Credits
24
Fees
$471
Books
$1,800
Housing
$17,775
Living Expenses
$6,000
Transportation
$1,150
Health Insurance/Medical**
TBD
Estimated Total Cost of Attendance
$79,348

*U.S. Government funding is available only for U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents. However, Brooklyn Law School offers merit-based scholarships.

**For students who are not covered by their own health insurance. Students may receive a budget adjustment for health insurance costs.