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 tuition estimates based on a typical academic year:

FIRST YEAR

 
Living Independently Living with Parents
Tuition $61,550 $61,550
Fees $446 $446
Total Tuition and Fees $61,996 $61,996

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 $88,671 $72,471
     

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 30 credits for their first year and 55 credits over their following two years.

Withdrawal and Leave of Absence Refund Policy

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

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

 

FIRST YEAR

 

Living Independently Living with Parents
Tuition $46,162 $46,162
Fees $446 $446
Total Tuition and Fees $46,608 $46,608

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 $73,283 $57,083


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 per-credit tuition cost for the LL.M. Program matches the per-credit tuition cost for the J.D. Program, and living expenses are estimated costs which vary depending on the student’s actual expenses. For the 2019-2020 school year, the estimated cost of attendance including housing is as follows:

Tuition Per Credit*
$1,993
Credits
24
Fees
$396
Books
$1,300
Housing
$16,650
Living Expenses
$6,000
Transportation
$1,100
Health Insurance/Medical**
$4,425
Estimated Total Cost of Attendance
$77,703

*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.