Cost of Attendance Budget

Cost of Attendance Budget

The Department of Education requires that Chicago-Kent College of Law establish and publish a general student budget (also known as the "Cost of Attendance") that is designed to provide students with a modest but realistic standard of living. Your financial aid eligibility is based on this budget. A student's total financial aid package, including scholarships, student loans and any other financial aid resources may not exceed the total Cost of Attendance Budget as determined by the Office of Financial Aid.

Included in the Cost of Attendance Budget are billable and non-billable expenses. Billable expenses are costs that are directly charged to your Chicago-Kent student account.  These include tuition and mandatory fees. Non-billable expenses are not payable to the University and include Room & Board, Books, Transportation and Personal Expenses. Each non-billable budget component is the maximum estimated amount based on data we've collected of what a student may spend throughout the 9-month academic year (Fall and Spring semesters). For a monthly breakdown of any budget component amount, please contact the Office of Financial Aid.

The Office of Financial Aid encourages students to borrow wisely.

2021-2022 Cost of Attendance Budget Components

2021-2022 Full-Time JD Day Division Program

BUDGET COMPONENT

AMOUNT

Tuition

$52,545*

Activity Fee

$150

LRAP Fee

$70

CTA U-Pass Fee

$290

Fitness Center Fee

$50

Loan Fee

$1,017**

Room and Board

$16,668

Books

$1,926

Transportation

$2,619

Miscellaneous Expenses

$2,925

TOTAL

$78,260

 

* Tuition for the Full-Time JD Day Program is based on a total of 31 credit hours; 16 credit hours for Fall and 15 credit hours for Spring.  Visit the JD Program Tuition & Fees webpage for tuition cost per credit hour and for a breakdown of mandatory fees.

** Loan Origination Fees are included in the Cost of Attendance Budget. These are the average fees charged by Direct Loans on the Federal Unsubsidized and Federal Graduate PLUS Loan combined.  Please visit our Origination Fees webpage for more information.

 

2021-2022 Full-Time JD Evening Division Program

BUDGET COMPONENT

AMOUNT

Tuition

$38,985*

Activity Fee

$150

LRAP Fee

$70

CTA U-Pass Fee

N/A

Fitness Center Fee

$50

Loan Fee

$1,017**

Room and Board

$16,668

Books

$1,357

Transportation

$2,619

Miscellaneous Expenses

$2,925

TOTAL

$63,841

 

* Tuition for the Full-Time Day JD Evening Program is based on a total of 23 credit hours; 11 credit hours for Fall and 12 credit hours for Spring.  Visit the JD Program Tuition & Fees webpage for tuition cost per credit hour and for a breakdown of mandatory fees.

** Loan Origination Fees are included in the Cost of Attendance Budget. These are the average fees charged by Direct Loans on the Federal Unsubsidized and Federal Graduate PLUS Loan combined.  Please visit our Origination Fees webpage for more information.

 

LL.M. Billable Expenses (Tuition & Fees) 

LL.M. Non-Billable Expenses

BUDGET COMPONENT

LL.M. FULL-TIME

LL.M. PART-TIME*

Loan Fee

$1,017

$1,017

Room & Board

$16,668

$16,668

Books

$1664

$832

Transportation

$2619

$2619

Miscellaneous Expenses

$2925

$2925

 

*  LL.M. Cohorts are currently not offered Part-Time.

 

IPMM Billable Expenses (Tuition & Fees)

J.S.D. Billable Expenses (Tuition & Fees)

 

IPMM and J.S.D. Program Non-Billable Expenses

Room & Board, Transportation, Miscellaneous Expenses and Loan Fees for the IPMM and the J.S.D. Programs are the same as the J.D. and LL.M Program. However, Mandatory Fees and Book amounts vary based on the type of program.  Please contact the Office of Financial Aid if you would like additional information.   

 

Summer Cost of Attendance

Students will be awarded Summer financial aid based on a Cost of Attendance budget that equates to approximately 3 months of living expenses plus Summer term tuition charges. The tuition rate is based on the upcoming academic year rate, but the living expenses are based on the current academic year cost of attendance budget. Click here for more information on Summer Financial Aid.  If you have any questions regarding Summer financial aid or the Cost of Attendance for Summer Start students, please contact the Office of Financial Aid.

 

Non-Billable Expenses for Prior Years

 

BUDGET COMPONENT

JD 2021

Entering Class

JD 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017

Entering Class

Loan Fees*

$1,010

$1,010

Room & Board

$16,110

$16,110

Books

$1300 Day

$867 Evening

$2,430 Day

$1,944 Evening

Transportation

$2,601

$2,601

Miscellaneous Expenses

$2,907

$2,907

 

*  Other Mandatory Fee amounts vary from year-to-year.