Tuition, Fees and Expenses

Tuition and Fees

Tuition for the 2014-2015 academic year will be $39,450 for the full-time program and $29,588 for the part-time program.

The fees will be $1,504 for the full-time program and $710 for the part-time program. These fees include registration, general service and graduation fees, use of the Alumni Healthful Living Center (AHLC) by full-time students, technology fee, and Student Bar Association fee. Part-time students who want to use the AHLC pay an additional $200 per year.

Additionally, Massachusetts law requires documentary proof of some form of health insurance for all students. There are a number of available individual student health insurance plans. Contact Health Services for more information at 413-782-1211.

The combined tuition and fees are thus $40,954 for the full-time program and $30,298 for the part-time program.

Note: All figures listed above are subject to change.

Estimated Living Expenses, Costs of Attendance and Budget

Each year, the Student Administrative Services Office (SAS) determines a standard budget and the Cost of Attendance for determining financial aid eligibility. The following chart gives both the specific line-item figures and the overall bottom line for 2014-2015, based on 9 months of expenses. The budget is based on estimate living expenses for single students of $2,250 per month, including rent, utilities, transportation, food, and personal expenses.

Full Time
(9-months)


2013-2014

              

Part Time
(9-months)

2013-2014
Tuition

$39,450

        Tuition

$ 29,588

Fees

1,504

Fees

710

Books

1,600

Books

1,600

Room & Board

14,562

Room & Board

14,562

Personal

2,768

Personal

2,390

Transportation

2,918

Transportation

3,105

Total

$ 62,802

Total

$ 51,955

Tuition Refund Policy

The School of Law operates on an academic term, making advance commitments to teaching staff and others whose services are essential to the operation of the School of Law and University. Under School of Law and University policy and the School of Law's Academic Rules, refunds are made to students based on the following schedule:


• 100% refund of the tuition charge, less the tuition deposit, when notice of withdrawal is received prior to the first day of classes.
• 75% will be refunded when notice of withdrawal is received during the first week of classes.
• 66 2/3% will be refunded when notice of withdrawal is received during the second week of classes.
• 33 1/3% will be refunded when notice of withdrawal is received during the third week of classes.
• 25% will be refunded when notice of withdrawal is received during the fourth week of classes.
• No refund will be granted after the fourth week of classes.

Students who withdraw from a class or from the School of Law must notify the Student Records Office in writing at the time of withdrawal. Approved refunds will be computed on the basis of the date appearing on the official withdrawal form. Absence from class does not constitute withdrawal from a course.

No refunds will be made on fees other than tuition.

Students who use the deferred tuition payment plan are obligated to pay in accordance with the above schedule. If, at the end of a semester, a student has not paid the accrued charges for that semester, the student will be designated "not in good standing" until the charges are paid.