Tuition and fees for students in the first year of the J.S.D. program are the same as for LL.M. candidates. First year tuition fees are reduced by 50 percent for those applicants who have successfully completed the requirements for a Chicago-Kent LL.M. After the first year, fees are set at $2,500 per semester for all J.S.D. candidates in residence. There are no fees for J.S.D. candidates not in residence after the first year. Subject to visa requirements, during Years Two to Five, students may come back into residence having been out of residence.