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School of Law

Tuition and fees for Professional students listed here are for 2014 - 15. Increases should be expected in subsequent years.

For tuition purposes the term course refers to course credit. Some course offerings carry more than one course credit.
Program-Specific Charges Amount
JD Degree Candidate Charges:
  • Full-time Tuition (10 or more semester hours)
$28,067/semester
  • Part-time Tuition (fewer than 10 semester hours)
$2,807/hour
  • Abstentia Fee (for students who visit away) *
Varies
  • Auditor's Fee
$2,807/hour
  • Resident in Research Fee
$8,140/semester
  • Non-refundable Application Fee
$100
  • Non-refundable Tuition Deposit
    (applied to first-semester tuition)
$750
* Students who visit away at a domestic institution must pay tuition directly to the institution they will attend. Additionally, Northwestern Law charges an absentia fee equal to the greater of either 10% of Northwestern Law tuition for the term(s) away or the difference between Northwestern Law's tuition and the institution to be attended. Students forfeit Northwestern Law grant and scholarship funding during the terms in which they visit away. As a result, students receiving financial aid from Northwestern Law may not apply scholarship funds to either the tuition or the absentia fee.
Accelerated JD (AJD) Degree Candidate Charges:
  • Full-time Tuition
$33,680/semester
  • Non-refundable Application Fee
$100
  • Non-refundable Tuition Deposit
    (applied to first-semester tuition)
$750
JD/MBA Degree Candidate Charges:
  • Full-time Tuition
$39,364/semester
  • Non-refundable Application Fee
$250
  • Non-refundable Tuition Deposit
    (applied to first-semester tuition)
$2,000
Graduate Program in Law and Business, LLM and LLM/Kellogg Management Certificate Candidate Charges:
  • Full-time Tuition
    Tuition is billed on the first invoice for each term. Summer term charges TBD.
$29,223/semester
  • Non-refundable Application Fee
$100
  • Non-refundable Tuition Deposit
    It is applied to charges on your first tuition and fees bill.
$750
Accelerated LLM 
  • Single Summer Tuition*
  • Double Summer Tuition*
    (* rates effective Summer 2012)

$58,447/semester
$29,223/semester

  • Non-refundable Application Fee
$100
  • Non-refundable Tuition Deposit
    It is applied to charges on your first tuition and fees bill.
$750
Employee educational assistance
  • Most university faculty and staff members are eligible for reduced tuition.
  • University faculty and staff members must complete the Application for Faculty and Staff Reduced Tuition and return it to the Benefits Division of Human Resources.
Varies (See Employee Educational Assistance and Tuition Plans for more information)