Academic Services (Registrar)

2016-2017 Admission Tuition & Cost of Attendance


JD, LLM, and MJ Tuition (Per Credit Hour) $1,540
LLM & MJ Distance Education Supplement Fee $250

Application/Admission Fees

Application Fee: There is no application fee. $0
JD Tuition Deposit* $400
LLM and MJ Tuition Deposit* $200
Foreign Applicant Tuition Deposit* $500

Other Fees

Technology Fee (Per Semester)† $100
Academic Success Fee ($550 per semester for 5 semesters)‡ $550
Health Insurance (Annual Fee Charged in Fall 2016)§ $1,998
CTA U-Pass
(Fall or Spring Semester, Minimum of 9 Credit Hours) $140
Replacement Card Fee $50
Loan Repayment Assistance Program Fee (LRAP) $10
Student Activity Fee ‖ $25
Locker Rental (Per Semester; Optional) $20
Returned Check Penalty $50
Late Payment Penalty $125
Payment Plan Setup Fee $75

Estimated Living Expenses (JD Students)

Room & Board $16,000
Other Living Expenses $5,700
Books $2,000
Federal Loan Fees $382

Living expenses are based on nine months and have been updated for the 2016-2017 school year. Living expenses are different for LLM/MJ students and for those taking online courses only. Other fees may apply.

*Non-Refundable; Applicable to Tuition
†The technology fee (implemented for all JMLS students beginning Fall 2014) supports the acquisition and maintenance of technology (in the form of infrastructure, services and resources) to enrich the students’ academic and campus experience.
‡Starting in Fall 2015 and thereafter, each student will pay the academic success fee to cover the cost of a new academic success and bar preparation program. This new program will include extensive bar preparation materials and programs for the student during law school. Students will receive a free commercial bar course when they graduate (each student can choose among BarBri, Kaplan, or Themis). This fee may be partially refundable in the case of early withdrawal.
§Students may opt out during the first 31 days of the semester with proof of insurance. Students entering in Spring 2017 will be charged $1,173.
‖The student activity fee supports the activities and programs of the Student Bar Association and of the more than forty active student organizations.