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 the #1 private law school whose graduates’ salaries most outweigh debt. And our graduates’ 2017 median private sector starting salary was $180,000, over 50% higher than the national average.

Law School Scholarships

All applicants are considered for Law School merit scholarships—no additional applications or forms are required. 94% of our incoming students received scholarship assistance in FY 2018.

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.

For more details on how to apply for aid at Boston College, please see the university Student Services website.

Tuition & Financial Aid


Tuition Per Year

A BC Law degree provides one of the nation’s best values: US News ranks us #2 for private law schools whose graduates’ salaries most outweigh debt.

Receive Financial Aid

The majority—88%—of our students receive financial assistance, and 75% of our incoming students received scholarships in FY 2019.

FAFSA Submission Begins

Due to recent changes to the federal student aid process, you can now submit your FAFSA as early as October 1, 2019.


Tuition & Cost of Attendance

Tuition for full-time students is $56,940. 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 >

If you would like a paper copy of the total cost of attendance, please contact the Office of Student Services at

Total Cost of Attendance, 2019-2020

Expense Cost per Academic Year

Tuition & Fees

Tuition $56,940
Fees $428
Books $1,300
Total Tuition & Fees $58,668

Living Expenses (9 Months)

Room $10,800
Board $3,200
Utilities $1,485
Transportation $2,020
Personal $3,255
Total Living Expenses $20,760

Total Cost

Budget for Continuing Law Student $79,428
I.D. Card Fee $45
Budget for Incoming Law Student $79,473


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