J.D. Program Tuition & Fees 2017-18

2017-18 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 2017-18

Entering Class Year Per Credit Hour Total J.D. Tuition Cost
2017 Entering Class* $1,590
(guaranteed rate)
(87 credits)
2016 Entering Class $1,545
(guaranteed rate)
(87 credits)
2015 Entering Class $1,545
(guaranteed rate)
(87 credits)
2014 Entering Class $1,500
(guaranteed rate)
(87 credits)
2013 Entering Class
& earlier classes
$1,590 n/a
Visiting & Exchange Students $1,590 n/a

*First-year tuition for students in the 2017 entering class:

  • Full-time day: $46,110 (29 credits) to $49,290 (31 credits) depending upon course selections
  • Part-time day and evening: $34,980 (22 credits)

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

Mandatory Fees 2017-18

Fee Description Amount
Student Activity Fee $75 per semester
LRAP Supplemental Fee $35 per semester
Health Insurance
(billed in the fall semester)
CTA U-Pass
(full-time only)
$126 per semester

$63 summer term

Additional J.D. Student Fees 2017-18

The following fees will be charged, as applicable, to J.D. students for the 2017-18 academic year.

Fee Description Amount
Course Fee:
All summer law courses (except clinical courses, externships, and Independent Research taken at Chicago-Kent)
$350 per course
Course Fee:
Mediation and Other ADR Procedures Clinic
(Law 511-01, 511-02, 583)
$800 per course
Course Fee:
Pretrial Litigation
(Law 502-01, 502-02)
$150 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

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 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 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.

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.