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.

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 Spring 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

2012-13 Academic Year

JD Educational Budget

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

Category Fall Spring Total for both terms
Tuition $26,584 $26,584 $53,168
Health Insurance $2,842 -- $2,842
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 $40,235 $37,393 $77,628

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

Category Fall Spring Total for both terms
Tuition $26,584 $26,584 $53,168
Health Insurance $2,842 -- $2,842
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 $40,235 $37,393 $77,628

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JD-MBA Educational Budget

First Year Students (12 months/3 terms)

Category Fall Spring Summer Total for all terms
Tuition $37,286 $37,286 $--- $74,572
Health Insurance $2,842 -- -- $2,842
Loan Fees $1,354 $1,354 $1,354 $4,062
Personal $1,160 $1,740 $580 $3,480
Room & Board $7,020 $9,360 $3,120 $19,500
Transportation $779 $1,101 $457 $2,337
Books $709 $709 $709 $2,127
Computer $2,000 -- -- $2,000
Budget Total $53,150 $51,550 $4,866 $110,920

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

Category Fall Spring Total for both terms
Tuition $37,286 $37,286 $74,572
Health Insurance $2,842 -- $2,842
Loan Fees $1,354 $1,354 $2,708
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 $51,150 $51,550 $102,700

Accelerated JD Educaional Budget

First Year Students (9 months/2 terms)

2011-12 Summer

Category Summer Total
Tuition $30,971 $30,971
Health Insurance $780 $780
Loan Fees $617 $617
Personal $870 $870
Room & Board $4,680 $4,680
Transportation $528 $528
Books $691 $691
Computer $2000 $2,000
Budget Total $41,137 $41,137

2012-13 Fall and Spring

Category Fall Spring Total for both terms
Tuition $31,900 $31,900 $63,800
Health Insurance $2,842 -- $2,842
Loan Fees $1,157 $1,157 $2,314
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 $45,725 $42,883 $88,608

Second year AJD students

Category Fall Spring Total for both terms
Tuition $31,900 $31,900 $63,800
Health Insurance $2,842 -- $2,842
Loan Fees $1,157 $1,157 $2,314
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 $45,725 $42,883 $88,608

LLM Educational Budget

Category Fall Spring Total for both terms
Tuition $27,281 $27,281 $54,562
Health Insurance $2,842 -- $2,842
Loan Fees $979 $979 $1,958
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
Computer $2,000 -- $2,000
Budget Total $42,928 $38,086 $81,014

LLM/K Educational Budget

Category Summer Fall Spring Total for all terms
Tuition $19,486 $27,281 $27,281 $74,048
Health Insurance -- $2,842 -- $2,842
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  $23,982 $39,949 $37,107 $101,038

Accelerated LLM Educational Budget

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

Category Spring Total for both terms
Tuition $26,486 $26,486
Personal $1,305 $1,305
Room & Board $7,020 $7,020
Transportation $792 $792
Books $709 $709
Budget Total $36,312 $36,312