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New England Law | Boston Tuition and Fees

New England Law | Boston tuition and fees are payable in full in advance of each semester (i.e. by August for the fall semester and by December for the spring semester).

Students can access Tuition Invoices on NECIN.

Law School Tuition (2018–2019)

Full-Time Program

  • 12–15 credits: $24,704 per semester (annually: $49,408)
  • Cost per additional credit: $2,058
Part-Time Program
  • 9–12 credits: $18,528 per semester (annually: $37,056)
  • Cost per additional credit: $2,058
Special Part-Time Program
  • 13–15 credits: $24,704 per semester (annually: $49,408)
  • 8–12 credits: $18,528 per semester (annually: $37,056)
  • 7 credits or fewer: $2,058 per credit

If a student in the final semester of school must take an additional credit beyond the division maximum in order to meet graduation requirements, the Office of Student Services will determine the charge on a case-by-case basis depending on the student’s previous semesters’ credit loads.

SBA Fee: $80 (annual charge)

Summer Tuition is charged at a per credit rate for all students. Summer rates are published near the end of the academic year.

Paying Tuition

Managing law school cost

New England Law | Boston’s financial aid program is proud to offer generous merit-based aid, which can help reduce the average cost of law school and, for qualified applicants, make it more affordable. Law school study can also be financed in part by means of law school grants and scholarships, outside grants and scholarships, employment (work-study program), and loans.

Additional fees/special circumstances

The following fees and costs of law school may be charged to a student’s account when appropriate. Details are available with registration materials.

  • Fee for late tuition for law school payment — $50.
  • Fee for late registration — $50.
  • Fee to transfer between divisions — $100.
  • Returned check fee — $25.

State mandated Student Health Insurance

All students carrying at least 75 percent of the course load for full-time students are required to be covered by health insurance, in accordance with Massachusetts state law. The Annual Student Health Insurance Fee is $2,815 and will be charged on the fall tuition bill for all students. Annual coverage is effective 8/1/187/31/19. Students who show proof of coverage through a comparable plan will have the insurance fee waived. If waiving the school's plan, you will also need to complete a waiver, which will be available June 30, 2018. You can find a summary of benefits here or you can contact a representative at University Health Plans at 1-800-437-6448.

Transfer of credits earned at another law school

A student who begins his or her legal studies at New England Law | Boston may transfer a maximum of six credits earned at another law school toward a New England Law | Boston degree. The credits may not be for required courses, and the written approval of the associate dean must be obtained in advance. There is no fee charged for this transfer, and the transferred credits do not affect the student’s tuition charges, which are based on the entire course of study required for a degree.

Nonpayment penalties

Students who are delinquent in making payments to New England Law are subject to exclusion from classes or dismissal from school. Matriculation is conditioned on full payment of law school obligations and is subject to cancellation at any time for nonpayment.

A student may not be permitted to take a final examination if he or she is financially delinquent on the day the examination is scheduled. Transcripts or other certification of a student's status will not be issued for a student whose law school account is in arrears. New England Law will assess interest on delinquent balances.

Payment of tuition and fees

Tuition and fees are payable in full in advance of each semester (for example, in August for the fall semester and in December for the spring semester). For those students or parents who wish to pay on a deferred payment basis, the law school offers an interest-free installment plan through TuitionSelect. This service enables payments to be made over several months. Fees apply*. For further information, contact the Office of Student Accounts at 617-422-7302.

TuitionSelect FAQ

TuitionSelect Fees*

Method

Chargeback Fee to Payer

Check Sent to ECSI

$0

Instant eCheck by Phone

$10

Scheduled Recurring ACH by Phone (1st, 10th, 15th, 20th of the month)

$0

Instant eCheck Online

$1.95

Scheduled Recurring ACH Online (1st, 10th, 15th, 20th of the month)

$0

Scheduled One-Time ACH Online (1st, 10th, 15th, 20th of the month)

$0

Returned Item Fee

$15

 

Students must be enrolled in the TPP by the bill due date each semester with a budget that covers the full academic year tuition and fees if enrolled in the 10 pay plan, or with a budget the covers the full semester tuition and fees if enrolled in the 5 pay plan.

Students who do not budget the required amount will be subject to interest charges on the under-budgeted amount.

For students who are enrolled in the tuition payment plan that are delinquent on their payments, the following steps will be taken:

  • A hold will be placed on their student account until their account is brought current and they make their next monthly payment on time.
  • Any accounts not paid by the due date in the following month after a delinquent payment will be subject to interest charges. The rate of interest is 1% per month times the unpaid balance.

Voluntary withdrawal

A student who chooses to withdraw from law school but wishes to retain the option of readmission must submit a written request to the dean for withdrawal without prejudice. The approval of this request is determined by the student’s academic standing and the status of his or her account with Student Accounts in the Office of the Controller. The Student Handbook of Rules and Regulations details academic requirements relating to withdrawal and information on readmission procedures.

Information on voluntary withdrawal is on the Voluntary Withdrawal page.

Refund checks

Refund checks are issued to students who have overpaid tuition and law school fees. These checks are not available to students until after the first day of class for each semester of overpayment. Refund calculations for students who are receiving Title IV federal aid (Federal Stafford or Perkins Loans) are determined in accordance with federal regulations.

Law school application fees

This information is outlined on the Application Process page.