2024-2025 Cost of Attendance

Each year the Law School sets a cost of attendance for our degree programs. The cost of attendance includes direct University expenses such as tuition and fees that are billed on a student's University account, as well as indirect estimated expenses a student may incur for housing and food, books and supplies, transportation, personal/miscellaneous expenses, and loan fees. The cost of attendance is used by the Law School to determine a student's financial aid eligibility but an individual student's actual budget will vary from this standard cost of attendance depending upon individual taste and circumstances. 

The cost of attendance is for the nine months of an academic year (Autumn, Winter, and Spring quarters). All expenses and allowances outlined below are allocated over all three quarters, with a few exceptions as indicated with ^ or ^^ marks.

Students in dual degree programs, including but not limited to the 4-Year JD/MBA Program, the JD/MPP Program, and JD/PhD programs, will have the JD cost of attendance applied during quarters in which they are in residence at the Law School. Students in the 3-Year JD/MBA program have a cost of attendance determined by the Law School during all three years, as outlined below. For more information, contact the Financial Aid Office at financialaid@law.uchicago.edu.

For a complete schedule of the University’s tuition and fee charges, as well as the refund policy, please consult the Bursar’s Office website.

JD Program

First Year JD Students
Tuition  $79,539
Graduate Student Services Fee $1,452
Housing and Food  $19,593
Books, Course Materials, Supplies, and Equipment $1,788
Personal & Miscellaneous Expenses* $8,436
Transportation Expenses  $2,670
Federal Student Loan Fees** $2,730
Transcript Fee^ $78
TOTAL $116,286

 

Second Year JD Students
Tuition  $79,539
Graduate Student Services Fee $1,452
Housing and Food  $19,593
Books, Course Materials, Supplies, and Equipment $1,788
Personal & Miscellaneous Expenses* $8,436
Transportation Expenses  $2,670
Federal Student Loan Fees** $2,730
TOTAL $116,208

 

Third Year JD Students
Tuition  $79,539
Graduate Student Services Fee $1,452
Housing and Food  $19,593
Books, Course Materials, Supplies, and Equipment $1,788
Personal & Miscellaneous Expenses* $8,436
Transportation Expenses  $2,670
Federal Student Loan Fees** $2,730
Illinois Bar Exam Registration Fees^^ $1,245
TOTAL $117,453

* This figure includes University rates for medical insurance (U-SHIP), which is $4,998 for the academic year. All law students are required to have acceptable medical insurance coverage. Students do not have to join the University's plan if they provide evidence of comparable coverage under their own plan. 

** Estimated loan fees (for Federal Direct student loan borrowers only). More information about federal student loan interest rates and loan fees can be found on the Federal Student Aid website. Student loan fees will not be included in the cost of attendance for students borrowing private/alternative student loans.

^ The Transcript Fee is assessed in the Autumn quarter of a student's first year at the University of Chicago.

^^ Registration fees for the Illinois Bar Exam are included in the standard 3L cost of attendance for the Winter quarter. Additional loan funding can be offered to students to cover this expense during the Winter quarter upon request.

These cost of attendance figures are only used when determining financial aid eligibility (i.e. eligibility for student loans). These are not the figures used for visa purposes. If you are an international student and need more information about financial figures needed for visa purposes, please contact the Law School's Financial Aid Office at financialaid@law.uchicago.edu

Law students may request an increase to their cost of attendance for the purchase of a computer or laptop. The maximum increase available is $1,500 or the documented cost of the purchase, whichever is less. Some students may also have additional expenses not included in the standard cost of attendance and may qualify for a cost of attendance appeal. Examples of such additional expenses include medical expenses not covered by insurance or childcare/dependent daycare expenses. 

3-Year JD/MBA Program

Students in the 3-Year JD/MBA Program are charged a single tuition charge during all three years, regardless of whether they are taking courses at Booth or at the Law School. Students will have their financial aid processed by the Law School's Financial Aid Office during all three years.

First Year JD/MBA Students
Tuition  $122,823
Graduate Student Services Fee $1,452
Housing and Food  $19,593
Books, Course Materials, Supplies, and Equipment $1,788
Personal & Miscellaneous Expenses* $8,436
Transportation Expenses  $2,670
Federal Student Loan Fees** $2,730
Transcript Fee^ $78
TOTAL $159,570

 

Second Year JD/MBA Students
Tuition  $117,534
Graduate Student Services Fee $1,452
Housing and Food  $19,593
Books, Course Materials, Supplies, and Equipment $1,788
Personal & Miscellaneous Expenses* $8,436
Transportation Expenses  $2,670
Federal Student Loan Fees** $2,730
TOTAL $154,203

 

Third Year JD/MBA Students
Tuition  $111,936
Graduate Student Services Fee $1,452
Housing and Food  $19,593
Books, Course Materials, Supplies, and Equipment $1,788
Personal & Miscellaneous Expenses* $8,436
Transportation Expenses  $2,670
Federal Student Loan Fees** $2,730
Illinois Bar Exam Registration Fees^^ $1,245
TOTAL $149,850

* This figure includes University rates for medical insurance (U-SHIP), which is $4,998 for the academic year. All law students are required to have acceptable medical insurance coverage. Students do not have to join the University's plan if they provide evidence of comparable coverage under their own plan. 

** Estimated loan fees (for Federal Direct student loan borrowers only). More information about federal student loan interest rates and loan fees can be found on the Federal Student Aid website. Student loan fees will not be included in the cost of attendance for students borrowing private/alternative student loans.

^ The Transcript Fee is assessed in the Autumn quarter of a student's first year at the University of Chicago.

^^ Registration fees for the Illinois Bar Exam are included in the standard 3L cost of attendance for the Winter quarter. Additional loan funding can be offered to students to cover this expense during the Winter quarter upon request.

JD students who are admitted to the 3-Year JD/MBA program during their first year at UChicago Law are charged the first year JD/MBA program tuition rate. The difference between the first year JD/MBA program tuition rate and the JD program tuition rate is assessed during the Spring quarter of the 1L year.

These cost of attendance figures are only used when determining financial aid eligibility (i.e. eligibility for student loans). These are not the figures used for visa purposes. If you are an international student and need more information about financial figures needed for visa purposes, please contact the Law School's Financial Aid Office at financialaid@law.uchicago.edu

Law students may request an increase to their cost of attendance for the purchase of a computer or laptop. The maximum increase available is $1,500 or the documented cost of the purchase, whichever is less. Some students may also have additional expenses not included in the standard cost of attendance and may qualify for a cost of attendance appeal. Examples of such additional expenses include medical expenses not covered by insurance or childcare/dependent daycare expenses. 

LLM and MLS Programs

LLM and MLS Students
Tuition  $79,539
Graduate Student Services Fee $1,452
Housing and Food  $19,593
Books, Course Materials, Supplies, and Equipment $1,788
Personal & Miscellaneous Expenses* $8,436
Transportation Expenses  $2,670
Transcript Fee^ $78
TOTAL $113,556

* This figure includes University rates for medical insurance (U-SHIP), which is $4,998 for the academic year. All law students are required to have acceptable medical insurance coverage. Students do not have to join the University's plan if they provide evidence of comparable coverage under their own plan. 

^ The Transcript Fee is assessed in the Autumn quarter of a student's first year at the University of Chicago.

Estimated federal student loan fees are not included in the standard LLM and MLS cost of attendance but can be added if a student is eligible for and wishes to use federal student loan funding.

These cost of attendance figures are only used when determining financial aid eligibility (i.e. eligibility for student loans in the United States). These are not the figures used for visa purposes. If you are an LLM student and need more information about financial figures needed for visa purposes, please contact the Law School's Graduate Program office at lawgrad@uchicago.edu. If you are an MLS student and need more information about financial figures needed for visa purposes, please contact the Law School's Financial Aid Office at financialaid@law.uchicago.edu

Law students may request an increase to their cost of attendance for the purchase of a computer or laptop. The maximum increase available is $1,500 or the documented cost of the purchase, whichever is less. Some students may also have additional expenses not included in the standard cost of attendance and may qualify for a cost of attendance appeal. Examples of such additional expenses include medical expenses not covered by insurance or childcare/dependent daycare expenses. 

JSD Program

JSD Students
Tuition  $7,992
Graduate Student Services Fee $1,452
Housing and Food  $19,593
Books, Course Materials, Supplies, and Equipment $1,788
Personal & Miscellaneous Expenses* $8,436
Transportation Expenses  $2,670
Transcript Fee^ $78
TOTAL $42,009

* This figure includes University rates for medical insurance (U-SHIP), which is $4,998 for the academic year. All law students are required to have acceptable medical insurance coverage. Students do not have to join the University's plan if they provide evidence of comparable coverage under their own plan. 

^ The Transcript Fee is assessed in the Autumn quarter of a student's first year at the University of Chicago.

Estimated federal student loan fees are not included in the standard JSD cost of attendance but can be added if a student is eligible for and wishes to use federal student loan funding.

These cost of attendance figures are only used when determining financial aid eligibility (i.e. eligibility for student loans). These are not the figures used for visa purposes. If you are an international student and need more information about financial figures needed for visa purposes, please contact the Law School's Graduate Program office at lawgrad@uchicago.edu

Law students may request an increase to their cost of attendance for the purchase of a computer or laptop. The maximum increase available is $1,500 or the documented cost of the purchase, whichever is less. Some students may also have additional expenses not included in the standard cost of attendance and may qualify for a cost of attendance appeal. Examples of such additional expenses include medical expenses not covered by insurance or childcare/dependent daycare expenses.