J.D. Program Tuition & Fees 2014-15

Chicago-Kent is committed to helping students manage the cost of a legal education. We are pleased to announce that beginning with the 2014 entering class, students 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 2014-15 academic year will pay a guaranteed tuition rate of $1,500 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.

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 $45,000 22 credit hours $33,000
2L 29 credit hours $43,500 22 credit hours $33,000
3L 28 credit hours $42,000 22 credit hours $33,000
4L   n/a 21 credit hours $31,500
J.D. Program Total Tuition: $130,500   $130,500

2014-15 Academic Year

Tuition for the 2014-15 academic year for J.D. students is listed below. Tuition is charged on a per credit hour basis. Students must complete 87 credit hours to earn the J.D.

J.D. Tuition (2014-15)  

First-Year J.D.  and Transfer J.D.
(Entering in 2014-15)

$1,500 per credit hour

Upper-Level J.D. Students
(Entering in 2013-14 and earlier)

$1,430 per credit hour

Visiting and Exchange J.D. Students

$1,430 per credit hour

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 (2014-15)  

Student activity fee

$75 per semester

LRAP supplemental fee

$35 per semester

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

$126 per semester (academic year)

$62 (summer term)

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

$1,159 per year

Course fees for students enrolled in the following courses:


LAW 511-01, 511-02

$695 per course

LAW 502-01, 502-02

$145 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 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 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 web.iit.edu/student-accounting.

Rights Reserved

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