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Tuition & Fees

Students must complete 84 units in order to graduate. Tuition is $747.00 per unit (effective August 2014). Law School alumni may audit courses for 1/2 the regular tuition charge.

Tuition and fees are due at the time of registration. Only fully registered students are deemed to be enrolled. Registration is defined as both the payment of applicable tuition and fees and the completion of all registration forms.

A student can expect that the total cost to earn the J. D. degree, including tuition and fees for the four-year program, will be approximately $55,000.00 This cost does not include books, other required class materials or additional fees that a student may incur which include the following fees which are imposed to cover administration and related expenses occasioned by the event for which the charge is imposed


Fees
Fall Semester

 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Year                                                                                   $338.00

 4th Year (includes graduation fee)                                                                                         $838.00

Spring Semester

 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th year                                                                                                            $  80.00

 Entering                                                                                                                                       $188.00

 Summer Semester 

 Returning                                                                                                                                      $50.00

 Entering                                                                                                                                       $158.00

 

 The following additional fees may be incurred by students:

Untimely Registration Fees     $225.00 plus $10 per day thereafter until Registration is received
Installment Fee Based on number of units and payments
Installment Agreement Interest Based on the balance owed
Returned check fee $ 50.00
Add/Drop Class fee $ 25.00/$50.00
Examination rescheduling fee $ 100.00
Transcript fee (Official/Unofficial) $ 15.00/$ 10.00
Letter of Good Standing $ 10.00
Course Materials fee Based on the number of copies
Fee to review classes at another law school $ 100.00
Tuition and fees are subject to change upon reasonable notice to applicants  and students 

Registration

Registration forms will be sent to returning students by e-mail. All Registration forms must be returned with an Enrollment Agreement by the deadline indicated on the form by way of U.S. mail ONLY. Tuition and fees are due at the time of registration. Registration requires timely payment of all applicable tuition and fees and the completion of all registration forms, including the Enrollment Agreement and Installment Agreement if applicable.

Students must complete all registration activities prior to attending classes. The School is required to certify students attendance for purposes of residency to the State Bar of California so that they may sit for the General Bar Examination. Attendance has two components: enrollment and physical attendance.  A student who is not enrolled has placed in jeopardy any certification for residency. We urge you to pay your tuition and fees no later than the deadline listed on the registration material.

Payment of tuition and fees

Students must pay their tuition and fees in full before the end of the registration period as indicated on the registration paperwork sent to them by email. A student that is unable to pay in full by the registration deadline must make an appointment to meet with the Registrar before the deadline and make arrangements for payment. Students who choose to enter into an Installment Agreement must pay an installment fee which is determined by the number of units  and number of payments requested.

Fee Deferment

Students who are recipients of financial aid or scholarships may be able to postpone payment of registration fees.  Postponing payment of registration fees is called a deferment. Deferments allow students with unpaid fees to remain registered for classes, but only until the deferment expires. For additional information please contact the Registrar.

Refunds

In general, all fees are non-refundable.

If a student cancels their Enrollment Agreement within 5 business days of the first day of instruction, in either the Fall or Spring semesters, the Law School will refund all charges paid by the student. If a student cancels their Enrollment Agreement within 2 business days of the first day of instruction in the Summer semester, the Law School will refund all charges paid by the student. If a student withdraws or is dismissed prior to the completion of the semester, the Law School will refund unused tuition on a pro rata basis as set forth in the Law School Enrollment Agreement. Fees are non-refundable.

Financial Assistance

The Law School does not participate directly in any federal or state insured student loan programs. However, many law students are able to obtain a private law loan through Sallie Mae (www.salliemae.com). It is the applicant's and/or student's sole responsibility to procure any such financial assistance and the Law School has no connection with any lenders. School officials are authorized only to certify students for loan amounts for tuition, fees and books. A loan request in excess will not be certified. You can read more here about Financing Your Legal Education.

Securing private financing is not a guarantee of either the acceptance or continuance as a student.

Students should be aware that various financial aid programs have different rules regarding requirements for disbursement as well as possibly different dates for disbursement of funds.  Dates of disbursement and eligibility requirements are available through your lender.  The School has no control of the disbursement amounts or schedule.

The Law School offers a limited number of merit scholarships. However, no tuition scholarships are available to first year law students.

Untimely Registration Fees/Untimely Installment Payments

The school's business records must be accurate by the beginning of the first day of classes. Students whose registration packets are not postmarked by the due date will be assessed an untimely registration fee of $225 and a late fee of $10 per day thereafter until Registration is received. Students who are not timely registered will not be added to the roll sheets.

This fee will also apply to students who timely register, but whose check is later returned to the Law School for insufficient funds or any other reason which prevents the School from timely registering the student. A $50.00 returned check fee will also be assessed at this time. Students are not permitted to register after Friday of the first week of classes.

Registration constitutes a financial contract between the student and the Law School. Failure to make payments in a timely manner of any amounts owed to the Law School will result in late charges, may be cause for exclusion from classes or examinations; withholding of grades, transcripts, diplomas, degrees or student services, or dismissal. Students should contact the Registrar as early as possible if they anticipate financial hardship which may preclude them from timely paying their tuition and fees. Students who fail to pay tuition by the deadline indicated on the registration forms will be assessed an Untimely Registration Fee. The late installment payment fees will also apply to students who have paid their registration on time, but whose check is later returned to the Law School due to insufficient funds or is unsigned. A $50.00 returned check fee will also be assessed at this time.

Students who fail to pay installments by the deadlines set forth in the installment agreements will be assessed late fees pursuant to the terms of the student's installment agreement. Late fees will also apply to students who have paid their installment on time, but whose check is later returned to the Law School due to insufficient funds or is unsigned. A $50.00 returned check fee will also be assessed at this time.
















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