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Office of Admissions

J.D. Admissions Staff
565 W. Adams St., Suite 230
Chicago, IL 60661
admissions@kentlaw.iit.edu
P: (312) 906-5020
F: (312) 906-5274

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J.D. Program Tuition & Fees

Tuition for other degree programs:
LL.M. Programs; J.S.D. Program; IPMM Program

 

2015-16 Academic Year

New J.D. Students (First-Year and Transfer)

Chicago-Kent is committed to helping students manage the cost of a legal education. Students in the 2015 entering class will pay a guaranteed tuition rate for their law school studies. The rate is contingent upon the year in which a student commences studies at Chicago-Kent and will not increase for the duration of the J.D. program, even if the student takes an approved leave of absence for one or more terms.

Students who enter the J.D. program during the 2015-16 academic year will pay a guaranteed tuition rate of $1,545 per credit hour. Students must complete 87 credit hours to earn the J.D. degree. Student fees are additional and are not included in the tuition guarantee. Descriptions of each student fee appear at the bottom of this page.

2015 Entering Class: First-Year
Full-time
First-Year
Part-time
Transfer
Full-time
Transfer
Part-time
Academic Year Tuition
$46,350
(30 credits)
$33,990
(22 credits)
Varies based
on credit hours
Varies based
on credit hours
Guaranteed Rate $1,545 per
credit hour
$1,545 per
credit hour
$1,545 per
credit hour
$1,545 per
credit hour
Student Activity Fee $75 per semester $75 per semester $75 per semester $75 per semester
LRAP Supplemental Fee $35 per semester $35 per semester $35 per semester $35 per semester
Health Insurance
(billed in the fall semester)
$1,439 per year $1,439 per year $1,439 per year $1,439 per year
CTA U-Pass
(full-time only)
$126 per semester

$63 summer term
not applicable $126 per semester

$63 summer term
not applicable

J.D. Program Three-Year Tuition Cost Illustration

The following table illustrates the estimated annual tuition cost for the J.D. program. The actual tuition charges will vary each year based upon course selections and total credit hours. (Note that student fees are additional.)  Under the traditional schedule, first-year full-time students take 30 credit hours and part-time students take 22 credit hours. Students must complete 87 credit hours to earn the J.D.

  Full-time J.D. Students Part-time J.D. Students
Year # Credit Hours Annual Tuition # Credit Hours Annual Tuition
1L 30 credit hours $46,350 22 credit hours $33,990
2L 29 credit hours $44,805 22 credit hours $33,990
3L 28 credit hours $43,260 22 credit hours $33,990
4L n/a 21 credit hours $32,445
J.D. Program Total Tuition: $134,415 $134,415

 


Continuing J.D. Students

Tuition and fees for the 2015-16 academic year for J.D. students are listed below. Tuition is charged on a per credit hour basis. Students must complete 87 credit hours to earn the J.D. Descriptions of each student fee appear at the bottom of this page.

2014 Entering Class 2013 Entering Class
and Earlier Classes
Visiting & Exchange
Students
Tuition Rate $1,500 per
credit hour
(guaranteed rate)
$1,475 per
credit hour
$1,475 per
credit hour
Student Activity Fee $75 per semester $75 per semester $75 per semester
LRAP Supplemental Fee $35 per semester $35 per semester $35 per semester
Health Insurance
(billed in the fall semester)
$1,439 per year $1,439 per year $1,439 per year
CTA U-Pass
(full-time only)
$126 per semester

$63 summer term
$126 per semester

$63 summer term
$126 per semester

$63 summer term
Special Course Fees:
Law 511-01, 511-02 $695 per course $695 per course $695 per course
Law 502-01, 502-02 $150 per course $150 per course $150 per course

 


Student Fees

Student Activity Fee
This fee provides funding for major speakers, and for all student organizations and activities.

LRAP Supplemental Fee
This fee provides funding for the Chicago-Kent Loan Repayment Assistance Program, which provides assistance to graduates in public interest careers.

Chicago Transit Authority U-Pass
The U-Pass is a discount fare card that can be used for unlimited rides on all CTA buses and trains. All full-time students are required to participate in the U-Pass program and may not opt out. (Please note: We regret that although many part-time students commute via the CTA, due to the CTA's structuring of the program evening and part-time day students are unable to participate.)

Student Health Insurance
All students registered for at least 1 credit hour, regardless of their division, are required to have health insurance and will automatically be billed for student health insurance for the year unless they provide proof of other health insurance coverage. Coverage for dependents and spouses is also available for additional charges.

Course Fees
Supplemental course fees are charged in select courses to cover additional costs associated with the course.

Refund Policy and Payment Plans

Information about the university's refund policy and tuition payment plans is available on the Student Accounting Office website at www.iit.edu/bursar/.

Rights Reserved

The university regrets that circumstances do not permit it to guarantee that published charges will not change.