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Tuition & Cost of Attendance

Laptop Requirement (for Students Entering 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 on the Law School’s Institutional Policies webpage.  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 minimum performance specifications, which, along with FAQs, are available at ITS Computer Buying Guide. To qualify, laptop purchases must be made after August 1, 2019 to be valid. Students are encouraged to consult with the 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.

Tuition and Fee Waivers at UIC Law

UIC Law is a self-supporting college that does not receive any direct state appropriations. Accordingly, students who are also employees of the University of Illinois system are not eligible to receive tuition and fee waivers from UIC Law based on their employment status. University of Illinois employees may be eligible to be considered for merit-based scholarships awarded by the Law School under the same eligibility requirements as other law students.

Tuition and fees are due September 28. Please visit Billing and Payment  for more information.

2022-2023 Admission Tuition & Associated Fees Heading link

Tuition

  • In-State JD, LLM, and MJ Tuition (Per Credit Hour): $1,200
  • Out-of-State JD, LLM, and MJ Tuition (Per Credit Hour): $1,500

Application/Admission Fees

  • Application Fee: $0
  • JD Tuition Deposit: $400
  • LLM or MJ Tuition Deposit: $200
  • Foreign Applicant Tuition Deposit: $500

Other Fees & Assessments (Per Semester)

For an explanation of fees and assessments, visit registrar.uic.edu/financial_matters/tuition_explanation.html#fees.

FEES Range I (12+ Credits) Range II (6-11 Credits) Range III (1-5 Credits) Range IV (0 Credits)
General Fee 489 489 489 489
Service Fee 363 363 242 242
Student-to-Student Fee 3 3 3 3
Sustainability Fee 6 6 6 6
Health Service Fee 106 106 106 106
Health Insurance Fee 697 697 697 697
CTA 163 163 N/A N/A
ASSESSMENTS Range I (12+ Credits) Range II (6-11 Credits) Range III (1-5 Credits) Range IV (0 Credits)
Academic Facilities Maintenance Fund 350 233 117 58
Library & Information Technology 230 153 77 38

Withdrawal Fees

  • Professional Administrative Fee: $50
  • Campus Care Student Health Insurance: $50

Estimated Living Expenses for JD Students

  • Housing & Food: $14,400
  • Books & Supplies: $1,400
  • Personal Expenses: $4,500
  • Transportation: $1,526
  • Stafford Loan Fees: $600
  • Graduate Plus Loan Fees: $1,100

Estimated Living Expenses for LLM/MJ Students

  • Housing & Food: $14,400
  • Books & Supplies: $1,400
  • Personal Expenses: $4,500
  • Transportation: $1,526
  • Stafford Loan Fees: $600
  • Graduate Plus Loan Fees: $1,100

A living expense budget will be modified for students taking all online courses to exclude unnecessary expenses, such as transportation. Students enrolled in at least one on-campus course will be eligible for all approved living expenses.

Summer 2022 Admission Tuition Heading link

Tuition

  • In-State JD, LLM, and MJ Tuition (Per Credit Hour): $1,200
  • Out-of-State JD, LLM, and MJ Tuition (Per Credit Hour): $1,500

Other Fees (Per Semester)

For an explanation of fees, visit registrar.uic.edu/financial_matters/tuition_explanation.html#fees

FEES Range I (6+ Credits) Range II (3-5 Credits) Range III (1-2 Credits) Range IV (0 Credits)
General Fee 321 321 321 321
Service Fee 238 238 159 159
Student-to-Student Fee 0 0 0 0
Sustainability Fee 0 0 0 0
Health Service Fee 69 69 69 69
Health Insurance Fee 461 461 461 461
CTA 130 130 N/A N/A
ASSESSMENTS Range I (6+ Credits) Range II (3-5 Credits) Range III (1-2 Credits) Range IV (0 Credits)
Library & Information Technology 113 75 38 19

Withdrawal Fees

  • Professional Administrative Fee: $50
  • Campus Care Student Health Insurance: $50

*Students can opt in for a CTA U-Pass. To be eligible students must be enrolled in at least 5 credits.