Tuition

Lincoln Law School of San Jose strives to make tuition affordable for people who want to learn the law because it’s their passion, not just so they can make it their profession.  As a result, the cost of a Lincoln JD degree is about 1/3 what you would pay at other schools.  Student loans and payment plans make it possible for almost anyone to obtain the many advantages a legal education can provide.  We understand this is a big decision, and we want to answer as many questions as we can before you make it.  Just email [email protected].

The Basics

Cost Per Unit

$875

Application Fee

$60

Program Units

Juris Doctor | JD

89

Master of Legal Studies | MLS

33

Master of Laws | LLM

20

Patent Agent

8

Financial Aid

Lincoln Law School of San Jose has been committed to making legal education more accessible to working adults for over 100 years.  Classes are conveniently schedule on site or online to suit your schedule.  We believe price should not prevent you from learning what you love so you can make the world a better place.

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The Cost of Lincoln

$ 150000
Total cost

This is the total cash tuition price for Lincoln before fees.

Payment is required in full prior to graduation.

$ 30000
Cash payment

This is the average monthly payment of a traditional JD student at Lincoln.  The amount is calculated by dividing the total tuition over 48 months. 

Actual payments will vary by semester, depending on the number of units taken.

$ 1000
private loan payment

This is the average monthly payment of a student securing private financing of $80,000 with 8% interest.

15 year repayment plan.

Payments are often required immediately after securing the loan.

$ 1500
Sallie Mae payment

The average monthly payment of a student who secured $80,000 in Sallie Mae student loan financing loan at 7% interest. 

15 year repayment plan. 

Interest and payments are often deferred until graduation.

It is estimated that you will need an annual salary of at least $88,993.20 to be able to afford to repay this loan. This estimate assumes that 10% of your gross monthly income will be devoted to repaying your student loans. This corresponds to a debt-to-income ratio of 0.9. If you use 15% of your gross monthly income to repay the loan, you will need an annual salary of only $59,328.80, but you may experience some financial difficulty. This corresponds to a debt-to-income ratio of 1.3.

We offer Sallie Mae Student Loans.  For more information go to https://salliemae.com/student-loans.