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Tuition, Fees, and Budgets

NIU College of Law Annual Tuition and Fees—Academic Year 2016–17

Illinois Resident Non-Resident
Instructional Charges (Base Tuition) $16,254.96 $32,509.92*
Institutional Charges (Fees) $5,875.04 $5,875.04
Tuition/Fees Combined $22,130.00 $38,384.96

* 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

For an itemized listing of tuition and fees per credit hour and term from the NIU Bursar's office, see the link below.

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 4-6 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.
  • A $48 annual increase has been approved for the upcoming academic year.

Law School Budgeting

  • You should try to save at least 6-8 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 Bursar's Office

Itemized Tuition and Fees

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