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Tuition, Fees and Budgets

NIU College of Law Annual Tuition and Fees—Academic Year 2017–18

Illinois Resident Non-Resident
Instructional Charges (Base Tuition) $16,254.96 $32,509.92*
Institutional Charges (Fees) $5,922.80 $5,922.80
Tuition/Fees Combined $22,177.76 $38,432.72

* Most out-of-state students establish residency during the first year and qualify for lower tuition in the second and third years.

Average Illinois Law School Tuition: $45,075.63. In-state tuition at the NIU College of Law is less than half the average tuition at Illinois law schools.

For an itemized listing of tuition and fees per credit hour and term from the NIU Office of the Bursar.

Non-Resident Tuition

Beginning fall 2018, there will no longer be out-of-state tuition rates for U.S. students. This group of law students will be assessed tuition at an equivalent in-state rate.

Things to Note

  • Tuition and fees are subject to change.
  • Student loan refunds are available after the add/drop period each semester, which is approximately four-six weeks after the start of the semester. For a more complete list of policies, please see Refund Policies.
  • A $75 graduation fee is charged in your last semester of law school.

Law School Budgeting

  • You should try to save at least six-eight months of your current salary for living expenses. Your savings should get you through at least the first month of each semester, while you wait for your student loan refund.

Residency Requirements

Tuition and Fees from the Office of the Bursar 

Itemized Tuition and Fees

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