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.

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

2013-14 Academic Year

JD Educational Budget

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

Category Fall Spring Total for both terms
Tuition $27,382 $27,382 $54,764
Health Insurance $3,067 -- $3,067
Loan Fees $983 $983 $1,966
Personal $1,305 $1,305 $2,610
Room & Board $7,020 $7,020 $14,040
Transportation $792 $792 $1,584
Books $709 $709 $1,418
Budget Total $41,258 $38,191 $79,449

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

Category Fall Spring Total for both terms
Tuition $27,382 $27,382 $54,764
Health Insurance $3,067 -- $3,067
Loan Fees $983 $983 $1,966
Personal $1,305 $1,305 $2,610
Room & Board $7,020 $7,020 $14,040
Transportation $792 $792 $1,584
Books $709 $709 $1,418
Budget Total $41,258 $38,191 $79,449

JD-MBA Educational Budget

First Year Students (12 months/3 terms)

Category Fall Spring Summer Total for all terms
Tuition $38,405 $38,405 $--- $76,810
Health Insurance $3,067 -- -- $3,067
Loan Fees $1,328 $1,328 $199 $2,855
Personal $1,160 $1,160 $580 $2,900
Room & Board $7,020 $7,020 $3,120 $17,160
Transportation $779 $779 $457 $2,015
Books $709 $709 $709 $2,127
Budget Total $52,468 $49,401 $5,065 $106,934

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

Category Fall Spring Total for both terms
Tuition $38,405 $38,405 $76,810
Health Insurance $3,067 -- $3,067
Loan Fees $1,328 $1,328 $2,656
Personal $1,160 $1,740 $2,900
Room & Board $7,020 $9,360 $16,380
Transportation $779 $1,101 $1,880
Books $709 $709 $1,418
Budget Total $52,468 $52,643 $105,111

Accelerated JD Educational Budget

First Year Students (9 months/2 terms)

2012-13 Summer

Category Summer Total
Tuition $31,900 $31,900
Health Insurance

$711

$711
Loan Fees $771 $771
Personal $870 $870
Room & Board $4,680 $4,680
Transportation $528 $528
Books $691 $691
Budget Total $40,151 $40,151

2013-14 Fall and Spring

Category Fall Spring Total for both terms
Tuition $32,857 $32,857 $65,714
Health Insurance $3,067 -- $3,067
Loan Fees $1,055 $1,055 $2,110
Personal $1,305 $1,305 $2,610
Room & Board $7,020 $7,020 $14,040
Transportation $792 $792 $1,584
Books $709 $709 $1,418
Budget Total $46,805 $43,738 $90,543

Second year AJD students

Category Fall Spring Total for both terms
Tuition $32,857 $32,857 $65,714
Health Insurance $3,067 -- $3,067
Loan Fees $1,055 $1,055 $2,110
Personal $1,305 $1,305 $2,610
Room & Board $7,020 $7,020 $14,040
Transportation $792 $792 $1,584
Books $709 $709 $1,418
Budget Total $46,805 $43,738 $90,543

LLM Educational Budget

Category Fall Spring Total for both terms
Tuition $28,372 $28,372 $56,744
Health Insurance $3,067 -- $3,067
Loan Fees $985 $985 $1,970
Personal $1,305 $1,305 $2,610
Room & Board $7,020 $7,020 $14,040
Transportation $792 $792 $1,584
Books $709 $709 $1,418
Budget Total $42,250 $39,183 $81,433

LLM/K Educational Budget

Category Summer Fall Spring Total for all terms
Tuition $20,266 $28,372  $28,372 $77,010
Health Insurance $711 $3,067 -- $3,778
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  $25,473 $41,265 $38,198 $104,936

Accelerated LLM Educational Budget Summer 2013

Category Summer Total
Tuition $54,562 $54,562
Personal $1,305 $1,305
Room & Board $7,020 $7,020
Transportation $792 $792
Books $709 $709
Budget Total $64,388 $64,388

Accelerated LLM 2 Educational Budget Summer 2013

Category Summer Total for both terms
Tuition $27,281 $27,281
Personal $1,305 $1,305
Room & Board $7,020 $7,020
Transportation $792 $792
Books $709 $709
Budget Total $37,107 $37,107