Tuition & Financial Aid

Funding Your Education

As a BC Law student, you can apply for financial assistance through a variety of scholarships, loans, stipends, and work-study opportunities. Loan repayment assistance programs also help make your education more affordable.

We’re consistently among the top schools in terms of value provided—U.S. News ranks us in the top ten for law schools whose graduates’ salaries most outweigh debt. And our graduates’ 2015 median private sector starting salary was $158,000, almost twice the national average.

Law School Scholarships

All applicants are considered for Law School merit scholarships—no additional applications or forms are required. 70% of our incoming students received scholarships in FY 2016.

Applying for Federal Loans

File your FAFSA as early as October 1 to start the process. Once you are accepted we will calculate your loan eligibility.

Tuition & Financial Aid

$50,620

Tuition Per Year

A BC Law degree provides one of the nation’s best values: US News ranks us seventh for law schools whose graduates’ salaries most outweigh debt.
86%

Receive Financial Aid

The majority—86%—of our students receive financial assistance, and 70% of our incoming students received scholarships in FY 2016.
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FAFSA Submission Begins

Due to recent changes to the federal student aid process, you can now submit your FAFSA as early as October 1, 2016.

 

Tuition & Cost of Attendance

Tuition for full-time students is $50,620. Payments are due in two equal installments. Fall semester is billed in June and due in August, and spring tuition is billed in November and due in December.

The Trustees of Boston College reserve the right to increase tuition and fees and set new fees. Any changes may be made applicable to students already enrolled in the school.

If you withdraw from classes after they begin, the portion of your tuition that can be refunded depends on the date of your withdrawal. View the tuition refund schedule >

Total Cost of Attendance, 2016-2017

Expense Cost per Academic Year

Tuition & Fees


Tuition $50,620
Fees Law Student Association Fee $150
Federal Direct Stafford Loan Fee $218
Books $1,300
Total Tuition & Fees $52,288

Living Expenses (9 Months)


Rent & Utilities $9,585
Board $3,200
Transportation $2,020
Personal $3,255
Total Living Expenses $18,060

Total Cost


Budget for Continuing Law Student $70,348
I.D. Card Fee $30
Budget for Incoming Law Student

$70,378

 

The Law School allowed me to fulfill my goals of making a difference in the international tax world and helping generations of students move into successful careers. BC Law’s generosity of spirit and tradition of service to others inspired me to establish a financial aid fund to make a BC Law education accessible to more students.
Hugh Ault, professor emeritus