Sorry law students! The Illinois Supreme Court has amended Rule 706 to raise the cost of the bar exam to $400, from $250. (Wait... there's a supreme court rule for that?!?!?!)
The cost of late applications is now $600, up from $500, but they did push back the deadline to apply for the July bar exam to February 15th, from February 1st.
So, now you have two more weeks to work to scrape up some money to take the bar. Good luck!!