Tuition Costs & Student Budgets

The student budgets listed below represent an estimate of the total cost for you to attend Suffolk University Law School for the Fall 2021 and Spring 2022 semesters. The budget includes tuition, mandatory fees (SBA dues, technology fee, bar prep course fee), the University’s Health Insurance Plan, books, average loan fees, and living expenses (includes housing, utilities, food, transportation to and from school, and miscellaneous personal expenses) for nine months.

We encourage you to review these budgets carefully and plan your living expense costs accordingly.  The lower your living expenses, the less your loan debt will be at graduation.

Students should note that refunds from over payment of semester student account charges will not be available until after the beginning of classes each semester. For this reason students should come prepared to meet their first month's out-of-pocket expenses such as rent. To ensure timely crediting of all student aid funds and refund processing, students should meet all application and priority filing deadlines.

The student budget or cost of attendance figures listed below represent the maximum amount of financial aid that can be received from all sources, including Suffolk aid, student loans, federal work study, employer tuition benefits, and any other aid or funds from outside sources.

2021-2022 Student Budgets for Full-Time JD Students

For financial aid purposes, full-time in the JD program is considered 10 or more credits per semester for Day Division students and 7 or more credits per semester for Evening students. For JD students enrolled less than full-time, the tuition charges will be $1,745 per credit.  Students enrolled in at least the minimum number of full-time credits are not eligible for credit-based tuition billing or pro rata tuition reductions. Students are not permitted to enroll in fewer than the minimum number of full-time credits except as provided in the Law School’s Rules and Regulations. 

Living On Own Day Division Evening Division
Tuition* $52,350 $39,262
Mandatory Fees $1,130 $788
Health Insurance+ $2,880 $2,880
Books $1,250 $920
Average Loan Fees $925 $925
Living Expenses** $24,125 $24,125
Total Cost of Attendance Budget $82,660 $68,900
Living With Parent Day Division Evening Division
Tuition* $52,350 $39,262
Mandatory Fees $1,130 $788
Health Insurance+ $2,880 $2,880
Books $1,250 $920
Average Loan Fees $925 $925
Living Expenses** $14,875 $14,875
Total Cost of Attendance Budget $73,410 $59,650

* Dual Degree, SJD, and LL.M. students can use the above chart by replacing the full-time JD student tuition rate with the appropriate fall and spring semester tuition charges for their program. Dual Degree, SJD, and LL.M. tuition is charged on a per credit basis as follows:

JD/MBA $1,983
JD/MSCJ $1,820
JD/MPA $1,767
JD/MSF $1,870
LL.M. &SJD $2,209
MSLL   $1,745

**The Suffolk University Off-Campus Housing Office (OCHO) is designed to assist you in the process of obtaining housing in the Boston area. For more information, contact OCHO at 617-573-8647.

Health Insurance Cost

Accelerated JD students will be charged an additional $791 for health insurance for the first summer term of the program.  For further information about health insurance requirements and charges, your student tuition account, and how to interpret your billing statement, please refer to the Office of the Bursar.


Some or all instruction for all or part of Academic Year may be delivered remotely. Tuition and mandatory fees have been set regardless of the method of instruction and will not be refunded in the event instruction occurs remotely for any part of the Academic Year.