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:
Brooklyn Law School was one of the first law schools to enable its graduates to pursue a public interest career by assisting with the burden of their educational debt. The Brooklyn Law School Loan Repayment Assistance Program, developed in 1990, has provided more than $2.4 million in loan forgiveness to support graduates who choose to work in public interest organizations.
Additionally, graduates who continue to work in public service for a period of ten years, who make monthly payments on a consolidated loan with the federal Direct Loan Program, will benefit from the new College Cost Reduction and Access Act of 2007 (CCRAA) and can have their loans forgiven.