Tuition & Fees

All tuition and fee schedules are necessarily subject to change without notice at any time upon action by the City University of New York, regardless of the tuition and fee schedules in effect at the time of an offer of admission.

2014–2015 Full-Time rates per semester**

  New York State Residents Non-Residents
Base Tuition $6,715 $11,155
Materials Fee $700
Technology Fee $125
Consolidated Fee $15
Student Activity Fee $41.45
Total $7,596.45 $12,036.45

2013–2014 Full-Time rates per semester**

Fall 2013

  New York State Residents Non-Residents
Base Tuition $6,380 $10,600
Materials Fee $700
Technology Fee $100
Consolidated Fee $15
Student Activity Fee $40.85
Total $7,235.85 $11,455.85

Spring 2014

  New York State Residents Non-Residents
Base Tuition $6,380 $10,600
Materials Fee $700
Technology Fee $125
Consolidated Fee $15
Student Activity Fee $41.45
Total $7,261.45 $11,481.85

CUNY School of Law offers both a full-time program and a part-time program. On occasion (such as in the Summer Session), part-time rates may apply for all students. Currently, the base tuition rate per credit is $595 for New York State residents and $975 for non-residents. The materials fee is $60 per credit. The technology fee is $62.50 per semester. The consolidated fee is $15 per semester and the student activity fee is $21.45 except for the summer session.


Summer 2014 Session**

  New York State Residents Non-Residents
Base Tuition $535 per credit
(max 6 credits)
$885 per credit
(max 6 credits)
Materials Fee* $140 per course (max 2 courses)
Technology Fee $62.50 per semester
Consolidated Fee $15 per semester


* During the summer session, the Materials fee is $140.00 per course (except for Independent Study) and the Student Activity fee is not charged. The Materials fee covers the cost of all required textbooks and course handouts. Therefore, a student who ONLY takes Independent Study will not pay any Materials Fee.

**Tuition and fees set forth may be subject to change by the Board of Trustees of The City University of New York.


New York State residency is based on clear and convincing evidence that one has assumed the responsibility of residency in New York State for at least one full year prior to the first day of classes at the Law School and a commitment to maintain New York State residency after graduation. Click here to see the complete Residency Policy.

All students are required to pay a Materials Fee, Technology Fee, Student Activities Fee, and Consolidated Services Fee. The Materials Fee, which covers the cost of all required textbooks and other materials, is $700 per semester. The Technology Fee is $125 per semester. The Consolidated Services Fee is $15 per semester. The Student Activities Fee is $41.45 per semester. In addition, students will be required to pay such fees as may be assessed from time-to-time by student referendum.

See a comprehensive Student Budget including tuition, fees, and estimated costs of housing and other living expenses.

Tuition and fees are due as scheduled by the Bursar. Failure to meet tuition and fee obligations will result in cancellation of registration.


Important Notice of Possible Changes

The City University of New York reserves the right, because of changing conditions, to make modifications of any nature in the academic programs and requirements of the University and its constituent colleges without advance notice. Tuition and fees set forth in this publication are similarly subject to change by the Board of Trustees of The City University of New York. The University regrets any inconvenience this may cause.


Late Payments and Unresolved Balances

University regulations require that a late payment fee of $15 be charged to any student who is delinquent in paying tuition and fees by the established due date.

Students with an outstanding balance will be placed on hold. This prohibits students from registering for the next semester and acquiring a transcript. Your account will be sent to a collection agency, if bills remain unsettled after negotiating terms of payment. You will be responsible for all collections costs, in addition to whatever amounts you owe the college. In addition, non-payment or a default judgment against your account may be reported to a credit bureau and reflected in your credit report.


Seat Deposit

To reserve a seat in the entering class, all admitted students are required to submit a non-refundable deposit of $500. When you receive your bill, the Materials Fee portion for the first semester will have been reduced by the amount of your deposit. In no case will an applicant admitted for fall entry be required to pay a deposit before May 1st of that year. Information on deposit dates and schedules is included with the letter of admission and is determined by the date on which an offer of admission is made.


Non Instructional Fees

Application Fee $60
Change of Program $18
ID Card Replacement $10
Late Registration $25
Late Payment Fee $15
Re-admission Fee $20
Returned Check Fee $20
Transcript $7
Bursar Receipt $5

Tuition Refund Policy

Requests for withdrawal from CUNY School of Law should be submitted to the Registrar's Office before or during the first three weeks of class. All requests will be effective on the date of written submission. Tuition refunds or payments for students who withdraw follow the schedules established by the University that is stated below. Student fees are not refundable.


Tuition Refunds or Payments*

  Amount of Tuition Refund Amount of Tuition Due
Withdrawal by last business day before the first day of classes 100% NONE
Withdrawal within one week after the commencement of classes 75% 25% + fees
Withdrawal during the second week of classes 50% 50% + fees
Withdrawal during the third week of classes 25% 75% + fees
Withdrawal after the completion of the third week of classes NONE 100% + fees

* Please note that the refund schedule is different during the summer semester. Refer to the summer tuition payment information for each summer semester for details.


Spring 2015 Tuition Payment Information <pdf>


Spring 2015 CUNY Residency Form <pdf>


Effective Spring 2014:
New Rates

Technology fee:
Part-time: $62.50
Full-time: $125.00
Student Senate fee: $1.45

Non-instructional fees:
ID Replacement: $10
Returned check: $20
Readmission: $20