LL.M. Program Tuition & Fees 2020-21

2020-21 Academic Year

LL.M. students taking 12 or more credit hours per semester will be classified as full-time students and charged the full-time tuition rate for their program.

Tuition Rates 2020-21

Program Tuition Cost

 LL.M. in Financial Services



$43,000 per year

Part-time and Non-matriculants

$1,795 per credit hour

 LL.M. in International Intellectual Property



$43,000 per year


$1,795 per credit hour

LL.M. in Legal Innovation + Technology  
Full-time $43,000 per year
Part-time $1,795 per credit hour

LL.M. in Trial Advocacy for International Students



$43,000 per year

LL.M. in U.S., International & Transnational Law



$43,000 per year


$1,795 per credit hour

LL.M. Cohorts


Student cohorts (Full-time)*

$21,000 1st semester
$7,250 2nd semester

Practicing lawyer cohorts (Full-time)*

$22,000 1st semester
$7,250 2nd semester

* The cohort tuition rate is for courses taken at Chicago-Kent. The cohort tuition rate applies to students admitted as cohort students regardless of their subsequent admission to the Financial Services or International Intellectual Property LL.M. programs.

Mandatory Fees 2020-21

LL.M. and other graduate 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
(full-time only)
$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 LL.M. Student Fees 2020-21

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

Fee Description Amount
Course Fee:
Legal English
$1,990 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
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.

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.