Tuition and Fees

2024–25 Academic Year

All tuition and fees are subject to revision by Illinois Tech’s Board of Trustees.

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 and Fees

Division:Full-time DayPart-time EveningPart-time Day
First-Year Tuition
2024–25 academic year
$53,850 (30 credits) to
$57,440 (32 credits)
Based upon course selections*
$39,490 (22 credits)$41,285 (23 credits)
Per Credit Hour Rate$1,795
(guaranteed rate)
(guaranteed rate)
(guaranteed rate)
Total J.D. Program Tuition Cost$156,165
(87 credits)
(87 credits)
(87 credits)

*See the required course sequence for additional information. In some cases, tuition may be higher if more credits are pursued during the first year.

Entering Class YearPer Credit HourTotal J.D. Tuition Cost
2023 Entering Class$1,765
(guaranteed rate)
(87 credits)
2022 Entering Class$1,730
(guaranteed rate)
(87 credits)
2021 Entering Class$1,695
(guaranteed rate)
(87 credits)
2020 Entering Class$1,695
(guaranteed rate)
(87 credits)
Visiting & Exchange Students$1,795n/a
Fee DescriptionAmount
Student Activity Fee$100 per semester
LRAP Supplemental Fee$35 per semester
Chicago-Kent Fitness Center Fee$25 per semester
Health Insurance
(billed in the fall semester)
Not yet available

The following fees will be charged, as applicable, to J.D. students.

Fee DescriptionAmount
CTA U-Pass
Automatically charged to all full-time students unless they opt out each semester by the specified deadline. Part-time students may opt in to receive a UPass.

$146 per semester

$79 summer term

Course Fee:
All summer law courses
A course fee of $350, in addition to regular tuition, will be charged to full-time students for each regular classroom course taken during the Summer term, including any courses taken through our exchange program with DePaul, Loyola, or John Marshall universities, and including classes taken through other ABA-accredited schools. The fee does not apply to part-time students; it also does not apply (for any student) to clinical courses, externships, or Independent Research credits pursued at Chicago-Kent; and does not apply to courses taken through Chicago-Kent exchange programs with universities abroad.
$350 per course
Course Fee:
Mediation and Other ADR Procedures Clinic
(Law 511-01, 511-02)
$975 per course
Course Fee:
Employment Litigation
(Law 324-51)
$120 per course
Course Fee:
Pretrial Litigation
(Law 502-001)
$95 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 Activity Fee

This fee provides funding for all student organizations and activities sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs.

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-Kent Fitness Center Fee

All law students 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.

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. For information about family coverage, visit or contact the Student Health and Wellness Center at (312) 567-7550.

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 automatically charged for the U-Pass unless they opt out each semester by the specified deadline. Part-time students may opt in to receive a U-Pass.

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

Rights Reserved

The university regrets that circumstances do not permit it to guarantee that published charges will not change.