Northern Illinois University College of Law was named as one of the top law schools in the nation when it comes to minimizing tuition inflation according to preLaw magazine in its Spring 2012 issue. The College of Law was represented on a list of “Tuition Winners” based on the lowest tuition increases by dollar amount of all law schools in the United States.
The study tracked tuition figures over a period of 10 years, from 2000 to 2010. The College of Law was noted for being able to limit tuition increases to less than $10,000 during that ten-year span. The article details the public pressures and economic conditions that make limiting tuition increases so difficult, as well as some of the innovative methods being used to keep costs down.
“As the only public law school in the Chicagoland area, NIU is committed to keeping law school tuition affordable to ensure talented students’ access to a top-notch legal education,” said Dean Jennifer Rosato. “Many of whom could not go to law school without the low tuition and ample scholarships and assistantships that NIU Law provides now more than ever.”
Long committed to providing students a quality, affordable legal education, NIU Law has often been acknowledged for its value.
In 2010, the College of Law was on preLaw’s list of the Best Value Law Schools.
NIU Law has been recognized for maintaining a comparatively low tuition and fees total for both in-state and out-of-state students, keeping the average indebtedness of NIU Law students well below the national average, and for having a high percentage of its students receive grants and scholarships to help defray the cost of law school.