Tuition and Fees

How much does a law school education cost at Northwestern? The totals provided on the web page below include tuition, loan fees, room and board, transportation, and other expenses that the Financial Aid Committee takes into account when determining your required educational budget.

2015-16 Academic Year

JD Educational Budget

First Year and Transfer Students (9 months/2 terms)

Category Fall Spring Total for both terms
Tuition $29,049 $29,049 $58,098
Room and Board $7,020 $7,020 $14,040
Books $709 $709 $1,418
Personal $1,305 $1,305 $2,610
Transportation $792 $792 $1,584
Health Insurance $3,692 -- $3,692
Loan Fees $927 $927 $1,854
Budget Total $43,494 $39,802 $83,296

Second and Third Year students (9 months /2 terms)

Category Fall Spring Total for both terms
Tuition $29,049 $29,049 $58,098
Room and Board $7,020 $7,020 $14,040
Books $709 $709 $1,418
Personal $1,305 $1,305 $2,610
Transportation $792 $792 $1,584
Health Insurance $3,692 -- $3,692
Loan Fees $927 $927 $1,854
Budget Total $43,494 $39,802 $83,296

JD-MBA Educational Budget

First Year Students (12 months/3 terms)

Category Fall Spring Summer Total
Tuition $40,742 $40,742 $0 $81,484
Room and Board $7,020 $7,020 $3,120 $17,160
Books $709 $709 $691 $2,109
Personal $1,160 $1,160 $566 $2,886
Transportation $779 $779 $394 $1,952
Health Insurance $3,692 -- -- $3,692
Loan Fees $1,446 $1,446 $213 $3,105
Budget Total $55,548 $51,856 $4,984 $112,388

Second Year and Third Year Students (10 months/2 terms)

Category Fall Spring Total for both terms
Tuition $40,472 $40,472 $81,484
Room and Board $7,020 $9,360 $16,380
Books $709 $709 $1,418
Personal $1,160 $1,740 $2,900
Transportation $779 $1,101 $1,880
Health Insurance $3,692 -- $3,692
Loan Fees $1361 $1,361 $2,772
Budget Total $55,548 $55,098 $110,646

Accelerated JD Educational Budget

First Year Students (9 months/2 terms)

2015 Summer

Category Summer Total
Tuition $33,680 $33,680
Room and Board $5,265 $5,265
Books and Supplies $691 $691
Transportation $594 $594
Personal $979 $979
Health Insurance $992 $992
Loan Fees  $1,040 $1,040
Budget Total $43,241 $43,241

2015-16 Fall and Spring

Category Fall Spring Total for both terms
Tuition $34,859 $34,859 $69,718
Room and Board $7,020 $7,020 $14,040
Books $709 $709 $1,418
Personal $1,305 $1,305 $2,610
Transportation $792 $792 $1,584
Health Insurance $3,692 -- $3,692
Loan Fees $1,035 $1,035 $2,070
Budget Total $49,412 $45,720 $95,132

Second year AJD students

Category Fall Spring Total for both terms
Tuition $34,859 $34,859 $69,718
Room and Board $7,020 $7,020 $14,040
Books $709 $709 $1,418
Personal $1,305 $1,305 $2,610
Transportation $792 $792 $1,584
Health Insurance $3,692 -- $3,692
Loan Fees $1,035 $1,035 $2,070
Budget Total $49,412 $45,720 $95,132

LLM Educational Budget

Category Fall Spring Total for both terms
Tuition $30,246 $30,246 $60,492
Room and Board $7,020 $7,020 $14,040
Books $709 $709 $1,418
Personal $1,305 $1,305 $2,610
Transportation $792 $792 $1,584
Health Insurance $3,692 -- $3,692
Loan Fees $1,151 $1,151 $2,302
Budget Total $44,915 $41,223 $86,138

LLM-Tax Educational Budget

Category Fall Spring Total for both terms
Tuition $29,954 $29,954 $59,908
Room and Board $7,020 $7,020 $14,040
Books $709 $709 $1,418
Personal $1,305 $1,305 $2,610
Transportation $792 $792 $1,584
Health Insurance $3,692 -- $3,692
Loan Fees $1,151 $1,151 $2,302
Budget Total $44,623 $40,931

$85,554

LLM/K Educational Budget

Category Summer Fall Spring Total for all terms
Tuition $15,525 $30,246 $30,246 $76,017
Health Insurance $862 $3,692 -- $4,554
Personal $580 $1,305 $1,305 $3,190
Room & Board $2,750 $7,020 $7,020 $16,790
Transportation $457 $792 $792 $2,041
Books $709 $709 $709 $2,127
Budget Total  $20,883 $43,764 $40,072 $104,719

Accelerated LLM Educational Budget

Category Summer Total
Tuition $60,492 $60,492
Personal $1,305 $1,305
Room & Board $7,020 $7,020
Transportation $792 $792
Books $709 $709
Health Insurance $862 $862
Budget Total $71,180 $71,180

Accelerated LLM 2 Educational Budget

Category Spring Total for both terms
Tuition $30,246 $30,246
Personal $1,305 $1,305
Room & Board $7,020 $7,020
Transportation $792 $792
Books $709 $709
Health Insurance $862 $862
Budget Total $40,934 $40,934

MSL Full Time

Category Fall Spring Total for both terms
Tuition $23,805 $23,805 $47,610
Room and Board $7,020 $7,020 $14,040
Books $709 $709 $1,418
Personal $1,305 $1,305 $2,610
Transportation $792 $792 $1,584
Health Insurance $3,692 -- $3,692
Loan Fees $955 $955 $1,910
Budget Total $38,278 $34,586 $72,864

2014-15 Academic Year

JD Educational Budget

First Year and Transfer Students (9 months/2 terms)

Category Fall Spring Total for both terms
Tuition $28,067 $28,067 $56,134
Room and Board $7,020 $7,020 $14,040
Books $709 $709 $1,418
Personal $1,305 $1,305 $2,610
Transportation $792 $792 $1,584
Health Insurance $3,449 -- $3,449
Loan Fees $1,014 $1,014 $2,028
Budget Total $42,356 $38,907 $81,263

Second and Third Year students (9 months /2 terms)

Category Fall Spring Total for both terms
Tuition $28,067 $28,067 $56,134
Room and Board $7,020 $7,020 $14,040
Books $709 $709 $1,418
Personal $1,305 $1,305 $2,610
Transportation $792 $792 $1,584
Health Insurance $3,449 -- $3,449
Loan Fees $1,014 $1,014 $2,028
Budget Total $42,356 $38,907 $81,263

JD-MBA Educational Budget

First Year Students (12 months/3 terms)

Category Fall Spring Summer Total
Tuition $39,364 $39,364 $0 $78,728
Room and Board $7,020 $7,020 $3,120 $17,160
Books $709 $709 $709 $2,127
Personal $1,160 $1,160 $580 $2,900
Transportation $779 $779 $457 $2,015
Health Insurance $3,449 -- -- $3,449
Loan Fees $1,361 $1,361 $209 $2,931
Budget Total $53,842 $50,393 $5,075 $109,310

Second Year and Third Year Students (10 months/2 terms)

Category Fall Spring Total for both terms
Tuition $39,364 $39,364 $78,728
Room and Board $7,020 $9,360 $16,380
Books $709 $709 $1,418
Personal $1,160 $1,740 $2,900
Transportation $779 $1,101 $1,880
Health Insurance $3,449 -- $3,449
Loan Fees $1361 $1,361 $2,772
Budget Total $53,842 $53,635 $107,477

Accelerated JD Educational Budget

First Year Students (9 months/2 terms)

2014 Summer

Category Summer Total
Tuition $32,857 $32,857
Room and Board $5,265 $5,265
Books and Supplies $691 $691
Transportation $594 $594
Personal $979 $979
Health Insurance $1,022 $1,022
Loan Fees  $1,040 $1,040
Budget Total $42,448 $42,448

2014-15 Fall and Spring

Category Fall Spring Total for both terms
Tuition $33,680 $33,680 $67,360
Room and Board $7,020 $7,020 $14,040
Books $709 $709 $1,418
Personal $1,305 $1,305 $2,610
Transportation $792 $792 $1,584
Health Insurance $3,449 -- $3,449
Loan Fees $1,044 $1,044 $2,088
Budget Total $47,999 $44,550 $92,549

Second year AJD students

Category Fall Spring Total for both terms
Tuition $33,680 $33,680 $67,360
Room and Board $7,020 $7,020 $14,040
Books $709 $709 $1,418
Personal $1,305 $1,305 $2,610
Transportation $792 $792 $1,584
Health Insurance $3,449 -- $3,449
Loan Fees $1,044 $1,044 $2,088
Budget Total $47,999 $44,550 $92,549

LLM Educational Budget

Category Fall Spring Total for both terms
Tuition $29,223 $29,223 $58,446
Room and Board $7,020 $7,020 $14,040
Books $709 $709 $1,418
Personal $1,305 $1,305 $2,610
Transportation $792 $792 $1,584
Health Insurance $3,449 -- $3,449
Loan Fees $840 $840 $1,680
Budget Total $43,338 $39,889 $83,227

LLM/K Educational Budget

Category Summer Fall Spring Total for all terms
Tuition $15,000 $29,223 $29,223 $73,446
Health Insurance $767 $3,449* -- $4,216*
Personal $580 $1,305 $1,305 $3,190
Room & Board $2,750 $7,020 $7,020 $16,790
Transportation $457 $792 $792 $2,041
Books $709 $709 $709 $2,127
Budget Total  $20,263 $42,498 $39,049 $101,810

Accelerated LLM Educational Budget

Category Summer Total
Tuition $58,447 $58,447
Personal $1,305 $1,305
Room & Board $7,020 $7,020
Transportation $792 $792
Books $709 $709
Health Insurance $862 $862
Budget Total $69,135 $69,135

Accelerated LLM 2 Educational Budget

Category Spring Total for both terms
Tuition $29,223 $29,223
Personal $1,305 $1,305
Room & Board $7,020 $7,020
Transportation $792 $792
Books $709 $709
Health Insurance $862 $862
Budget Total $39,911 $39,911

MSL Full Time

Category Fall Spring Total for both terms
Tuition $23,000 $23,000 $46,000
Room and Board $7,020 $7,020 $14,040
Books $709 $709 $1,418
Personal $1,305 $1,305 $2,610
Transportation $792 $792 $1,584
Health Insurance $3,449 -- $3,449
Loan Fees $1,014 $1,014 $2,028
Budget Total $37,289 $33,840 $71,129