Tuition and Financial Aid

New York Law School recognizes that financing a legal education represents a sizable investment in your future. While the primary responsibilities of financing your legal education rests with you and your family, the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid is committed to helping you find resources to do so. Our staff is available to meet with you to assist you in the application process, as well as counsel you on the variety of financing options available to help with education costs.

2014-2015 Cost of Attendance

J.D. Program Full-Time Part-time
Tuition $47,600 $36,680
Fees $1,640 $1,200
Total $49,240 $37,880
Living Plans On-Own With Family On-Own With Family
Room and Board $17,550 $5,590 $17,550 $5,590
Books and Supplies $1,300 $1,300 $1,025 $1,025
Personal Expenses $3,600 $2,520 $3,600 $2,520
Transportation $1008 $1008 $1008 $1008
Loan Fees $205 $205 $205 $205
Total Non-Direct $23,663 $10,623 $23,388 $10,348
Total Cost of Attendance (COA) $72,903 $59,863 $61,268 $48,228

Financial aid may consist of funding from a variety of sources and may include loans, scholarships, grants, and work-study. The components of a financial aid award are determined by financial need, program, federal, state, or institutional eligibility standards and may come from federal, state, or institutional sources.

We recommend you apply for financial aid as soon as possible, even before learning of the admissions committee’s decision. You can file the required forms as soon as (but not before) January 1, 2015. Students must file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The school code for New York Law School is G02783.

Students applying for New York Law School need-based grants must also complete the parents’ sections of the 2015-2016 FAFSA.

The Office of Admissions and Financial Aid will wait until notification by the admissions committee that an offer of admission has been made before reviewing your eligibility for financial aid and offering an award. Notification may begin as early as March 2015 and continues until all admitted applicants have received their financial aid package.

 

Two-Year Honors Program

Every applicant admitted into the specialized Honors Program it automatically receives a $50K scholarship. Thus, the max tuition rate that any student in the program will pay is $97,720.

Like students in the three and four year programs, Two-year Honors students also are eligible for other grants and scholarships, including named scholarships, to further reduce the cost of attendance.  Accordingly, with these additional funds, some students in the 2-year program have received full-tuition scholarships allowing them to pay less than the max tuition rate for the 2-year program.

Below is the cost of attendance for one financial aid year in the Two-Year Honors Program.  Tuition is broken down into two semester blocks.  Students must complete six semesters in all.

Cost of one financial aid year in the Two-Year Honors Program 2015

Full-Time Before Guaranteed Honors Scholarship for two Semesters Minus $16,666 Guaranteed Scholarship every two semesters*  Full-Time After Guaranteed Honors Scholarship for two semesters
Tuition $47,600 $30,934
Fees   $1,640   $1,640
Total $49,240 $32,574
Living Plans  On-own With Family  On-Own With Family
Room and Board  $14,625   $4,658  $14,625  $4,658
Books and Supplies    $1,300   $1,300    $1,300  $1,300
Personal Expenses    $3,000   $2,100    $3,000  $2,100
Transportation      $784     $784       $784     $784
Loan Fees      $215     $215       $215     $215
Total
Non-Direct
$19,924  $9,057  $19,924  $9,057
Total Cost of Attendance (COA) $69,164 $58,297  $52,498 $41,631

*$50,000 minimum guaranteed scholarship disbursed as $16,666 for the first two semesters, the second two semesters and $16,668 disbursed in the last two semesters.

The cost of attendance listed above is for the first two semesters of NYLS’s Two – Year Honors Program, spring 2015 and summer 2015. Non-direct costs (costs other than tuition and fees) are subject to change based upon market value and duration of each semester.