J.D. Program Tuition & Fees 2013-14

Tuition for the 2013-14 academic year for J.D. students is listed below. Tuition for first-year J.D. students is charged at a flat rate for the academic year. Tuition for upper-level J.D. students is charged on a per credit hour basis.

J.D. Tuition  

First-Year J.D. (Full-time Day Division)

$43,950 flat rate*

First-Year J.D. (Part-time Day Division)

$32,230 flat rate*

First-Year J.D. (Part-time Evening Division)

$32,230 flat rate*

Upper-Level J.D. Students

$1,395 per credit hour

*First-year students who select the optional summer start will be charged an adjusted rate per term. The overall cost for the first academic year remains the same.

All J.D. students are also charged the fees listed below. Descriptions of each fee appear at the bottom of this page.

J.D. Student Fees  

Student activity fee

$65 per semester

LRAP supplemental fee

$35 per semester

Chicago Transit Authority U-Pass (full-time day division only)

Not yet available

Student health insurance (required full-time; optional part-time)

$890 per year

Course fees for students enrolled in the following courses:


LAW 511-01, 511-02

$695 per semester

LAW 502-01, 502-02

$145 per semester

J.D. Program Three-Year Cost Illustration

The following table illustrates the estimated three-year tuition cost based on 2013-14 tuition rates with a 3% annual tuition increase. Actual tuition increases may vary, but have historically ranged from 3-5% per year. First-year full-time students take 30 credit hours and are charged a flat rate for the year. After the first-year, students are charged per credit hour for the remaining 57 credits. The actual number of credit hours in the second and third years will vary based upon course selections. (Part-time students take 22 credit hours in the first year and have 65 credit hours remaining.) Students must take 87 credit hours to earn the J.D.

Year # Credit Hours Estimated Tuition Total Cost
1L 30 credit hours $43,950 (2013-14 flat rate) $43,950
2L 29 credit hours $1,437 ($1,395 x 3% increase) $41,673
3L 28 credit hours $1,480 ($1,437 x 3% increase) $41,440

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 students and part-time day students are unable to participate.)

Student Health Insurance
All students registered for at least 12 credit hours, 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 and a dental care plan are 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 web.iit.edu/student-accounting.

Rights Reserved

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