Registrar's Office

New Laptop Requirement for Students Entering in or After Fall 2018

For incoming students only (new and transfer), the law school has added a laptop requirement. By adding this requirement, financial-aid-eligible students may complete a Budget Increase Form to cover the purchase of laptop (not a desktop computer), up to $2,500. Students must complete the form, attach a copy of their receipt, and submit the information to the Financial Aid Office. Request the budget increase before purchasing the laptop. Budget Increase Forms are available in the Financial Aid Office. Please contact [email protected] if you’re not able to pick up a form on campus. A budget increase for a laptop may be granted only once during a student’s law school career. Also, to qualify for financial aid support, your laptop must meet JMLS minimum performance specifications, which will be available by April 30, 2018. An FAQ will also be published at that time. To qualify, laptop purchases must be made after August 1, 2018 to be valid. Students are encouraged to consult with Anita Nelson, Executive Director of Financial Aid, before purchasing a laptop, to ensure that the purchase will qualify for the budget increase. Funds for the budget increase will be disbursed directly to your student account. Any outstanding balances or debt owed to the law school when the computer loan is issued will be subtracted from the loan; the law school will then refund the remainder.


2018–2019 Admission Tuition & Cost of Attendance

Tuition

JD, LLM, and MJ Tuition (Per Credit Hour) $1,565
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
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
Returned Check Penalty $50
Late Payment Penalty $125
Payment Plan Setup Fee $75

Estimated Living Expenses for JD Students

Room & Board $14,904
Health Insurance (Annual Fee Charged in Fall)§ $2,863
Transportation $1,253
Personal $3,960
Books $1,738
Federal Fees $470

Estimated Living Expenses for LLM/MJ Students

Room & Board $14,904
Health Insurance (Annual Fee Charged in Fall)§ $2,863
Transportation $1,253
Personal $3,960
Books $869
Federal Fees $470

Estimated Living Expenses for Students Enrolled in the Online Estate Planning Program

Room & Board $0
Health Insurance (Annual Fee Charged in Fall)§ $0
Transportation $0
Personal $0
Books $869
Federal Fees $470

Living expenses are based on nine months and have been updated for the 2017-2018 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
†Students who are only registered in online courses (100%) are not charged the following fees: CTA U-Pass, Loan Repayment Assistance Program Fee, and Student Activity Fee.
‡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.
§Students may opt out during the first 31 days of the semester with proof of insurance. Students entering in Spring 2018 will be charged $1,541.
‖The student activity fee supports the activities and programs of the Student Bar Association and of the more than forty active student organizations.

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