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Tuition & Cost of Attendance

2024-2025 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 483 483 483 483
Service Fee 379 379 253 253
Student-to-Student Fee 3 3 3 3
Sustainability Fee 6 6 6 6
Health Service Fee 108 108 108 108
Health Insurance Fee 697 697 697 697
CTA 163 163 N/A N/A
CTA+ 349 349 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 368 245 123 61
Library & Information Technology 242 161 81 40

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 2024 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 332 332 332 332
Service Fee 253 253 169 169
Student-to-Student Fee 0 0 0 0
Sustainability Fee 0 0 0 0
Health Service Fee 72 72 72 72
Health Insurance Fee 461 461 461 461
CTA 125 125 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 118 79 39 20
Academic Facilities Maintance Fund Assesment 180 120 60 30

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.

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.

 

CTA Ventra Card Program Heading link

The CTA Ventra Card Program provides students unlimited rides on any CTA bus or train during the academic term. The cost is $163 for all students taking 9 or more credits during the fall and spring semesters, and $125 for students taking 5 or more credits during the summer semester.

CTA Ventra passes are valid from the first day of the regular class session until the final day of final exams. Should you want to use your CTA Ventra pass during breaks between semesters you are responsible for adding the appropriate funding to your card. Once the first day of the current semester’s classes begins your CTA Ventra card will become unlimited usage again.

Your security ID photo will be used to order a CTA Ventra card for you. Cards are distributed approximately 2-3 days later. Your CTA Ventra card is valid for 4 years, and the same card will be used the entire time you are a student at the Law School. If you are unable to meet with the CTA Ventra Card Program staff during orientation, you can order a CTA Ventra card from Student Accounts in the Business Office (15th FL CBA Building).

If your CTA Ventra card is lost or stolen you will need to bring your student ID and $50 (check or cash) to the Business Office (15th Fl CBA Building).

If you have any questions regarding CTA Ventra card, you can contact Student Accounts at law-studentaccounts@uic.edu or at ext. 408.