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 2018 and Spring 2019 semesters. The budget includes tuition, SBA dues, the cost of the University's Health Insurance Plan, books, and living expenses (includes housing, utilities, food, transportation to and from school, and miscellaneous personal expenses).

The living expense budget maximum of $19,667 provides students living on their own with $2,185 per month for the nine month enrollment period of September 2018 - May 2019. For students living with a parent, the living expense maximum budget of $11,953 provides $1,328 per month for the nine month enrollment period. 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 also 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 from outside sources.

2018-2019 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 $1,603 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* $48,090 $36,068
SBA Dues $120 $90
Health Insurance+ $2,651 $2,651
Books $1,250 $920
Average Loan Fees $1,017 $1,017
Living Expenses** $19,667 $19,667
Total Cost of Attendance Budget*** $72,795 $60,413
Living With Parent Day Division Evening Division
Tuition* $48,090 $36,068
SBA Dues $120 $90
Health Insurance+ $2,651 $2,651
Books $1,250 $920
Average Loan Fees $1,017 $1,017
Living Expenses** $11,953 $11,953
Total Cost of Attendance Budget*** $65,081 $52,699

 * 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 $1,775
JD/MSCJ $1,626
JD/MPA $1,600
JD/MSF $1,674
LL.M. &SJD $2,031

** 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:
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.

***Bar Preparation Fee:
Students who begin enrollment at Suffolk University Law School as of  Fall 2016 will be charged the Bar Preparation Fee. The fee of $780 for Day Division students and $580 for Evening Division students provides for the cost of an all-inclusive bar preparation package. Students who began enrollment at the Law School prior to Fall 2016 pay their own bar preparation expenses and will not be assessed this fee.

The Bar Preparation package includes enrollment in a professional bar review course offered by Barbri or another provider selected by the student, a preparation course for the Multi-State Professional Responsibility Examination (MPRE), diagnostic exams, curricular programming, review books, study aids and assessment resources. The total amount of bar preparation fees paid through graduation will be less than the amount that a student would otherwise have to pay for individual retail purchase of the Barbri bar review course alone.