J.S.D. Program Tuition & Fees 2020-21

Tuition Rates 2020-21

Term Tuition Cost

1st and 2nd terms 

$21,500 per term

3rd term and beyond

$2,500 per term

Mandatory Fees 2020-21

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

Fee Description Amount

Student activity fee

$75 per semester

Chicago-Kent fitness center fee $25 per semester

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

$145 per semester (academic year)

$72 (summer term)

Health insurance
(billed in the fall semester)

$1,687 annual

Additional Student Fees 2020-21

Fee Description Amount

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.

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.

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 part-time 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.

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.