J.D. Program Tuition & Fees

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2020-21 Academic Year

Chicago-Kent is committed to helping students manage the cost of a legal education. New students will pay a guaranteed, per-credit-hour 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 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. New students must be enrolled past the drop/add deadline in their first term of attendance to lock in the guaranteed tuition rate for that entering class.

Tuition Rates 2020-21

Entering Class Year Per Credit Hour Total J.D. Tuition Cost
2020 Entering Class*
(see first-year tuition ranges below)
$1,695
(guaranteed rate)
$147,465
(87 credits)
2019 Entering Class
 
$1,660
(guaranteed rate)
$144,420
(87 credits)
2018 Entering Class $1,625
(guaranteed rate)
$141,375
(87 credits)
2017 Entering Class $1,590
(guaranteed rate)
$138,330
(87 credits)
2016 Entering Class $1,545
(guaranteed rate)
$134,415
(87 credits)
Visiting & Exchange Students $1,695 n/a

For prior year rates, view the tuition and fee archives.

*First-year tuition for students in the 2020 entering class:

  • Full-time day: $49,155 (29 credits) to $52,545 (31 credits) depending upon course selections
  • Part-time day and evening: $37,290 (22 credits)

In some cases, tuition may be higher if more credits are pursued during the first year.


Mandatory Fees 2020-21

Fee Description Amount
Student Activity Fee $75 per semester
LRAP Supplemental Fee $35 per semester
Chicago-Kent Fitness Center Fee $25 per semester
Health Insurance
(billed in the fall semester)
$1,687 annual
CTA U-Pass
(full-time only)
$145 per semester

$72 summer term

Additional J.D. Student Fees 2020-21

The following fees will be charged, as applicable, to J.D. students for the 2020-21 academic year.

Fee Description Amount
Course Fee:
All summer law courses

A course fee of $350, in addition to regular tuition, will be charged to full-time students for each regular classroom course taken during the Summer term, including any courses taken through our exchange program with DePaul, Loyola, John Marshall, and including classes taken through other ABA-accredited schools. The fee does not apply to part-time students; it also does not apply (for any student) to clinical courses, externships, or Independent Research credits pursued at Chicago-Kent; and does not apply to courses taken through Chicago-Kent exchange programs with universities abroad.
$350 per course
Course Fee:
Mediation and Other ADR Procedures Clinic
(Law 511-01, 511-02)
$800 per course
Course Fee:
Employment Litigation
(Law 324-51)
$130 per course
Course Fee:
Intensive International Trial Advocacy—Ireland
(Law 136)
$500 per course
Transfer Packet Fee $15 per packet requested
Health Services Fee
Walk-in fee for services at the university Student Health and Wellness Center.
(Note: This fee does not apply to counseling services.)
$20 per visit

Student Fee Descriptions

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-Kent Fitness Center Fee
Beginning in summer 2020, all law students will have access to the Chicago-Kent Fitness Center located on the Concourse level of the law school. The fitness center fee covers the cost of equipment, towel service, maintenance and supplies.

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.

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.)

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 web.iit.edu/student-accounting.

Rights Reserved

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