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 in the Financial Aid Office. Please contact anelson@jmls.edu 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 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 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.

Tuition and Fee Waivers at UIC John Marshall Law School

UIC John Marshall Law School 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 John Marshall 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.

2020–2021 Admission Tuition & Cost of Attendance

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 (Per Semester)†

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

Range I (12 credits or more)

  • General Fee: $481
  • Service Fee: $350
  • Health Service Fee: $92
  • Health Insurance Fee: $673
  • Student-to-Student Fee: $3
  • Sustainability Fee: $6
  • CTA Pass*: $163
  • Academic Facilities & Maintenance Fund Assessment: $339
  • Library/Information Technology Assessment: $220

Range II (11 credits or fewer)

  • General Fee: $481
  • Service Fee: $350
  • Health Service Fee: $92
  • Health Insurance Fee: $673
  • Student-to-Student Fee: $3
  • Sustainability Fee: $6
  • CTA Pass*: $163
  • Academic Facilities & Maintenance Fund Assessment: $226
  • Library/Information Technology Assessment: $147

Withdrawal Fees

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

Additional Fees

  • Returned Check Penalty: $30
  • Payment Plan Setup Fee: $75

Estimated Living Expenses for JD Students

  • Housing & Food: $15,000
  • Books & Supplies: $1,400
  • Personal Expenses: $2,200
  • Transportation: $1,350
  • Stafford Loan Fees: $200
  • Graduate Plus Loan Fees: $600

Estimated Living Expenses for LLM/MJ Students

  • Housing & Food: $15,000
  • Books & Supplies: $1,400
  • Personal Expenses: $2,200
  • Transportation: $1,350
  • Stafford Loan Fees: $200
  • Graduate Plus Loan Fees: $200

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.

*The CTA U Pass rate is determined by the City of Chicago in the March/April timeframe. The rate shown here is the current rate. It is not assessed for students taking fewer than 9 credit hours in a semester.

†Online-only students are charged tuition according to the rates above; the Library/Information Technology Assessment is $18 per credit hour.