Tuition is the total student cost for course instruction. Tuition for ALU courses is calculated on a semester-credit-hour basis. Each course we offer is three (3) credit hours, making ALU one of the most affordable universities in California. Students typically enroll in two courses each 8-week term within their individual degree plan. Approval from the University is required to enroll in more than 12 semester credits per semester (two 8-week terms).
|PROGRAM / DEGREE||SEMESTER CREDIT (1)||SEMESTER CREDIT (3)||TOTAL PROGRAM|
|CERTIFICATE (Undergraduate)||$375||$1,125||$5,625 – $9,000|
|CERTIFICATE (Master)||$525||$1,575||$9,450 – $12,600|
(Master, Bachelor, Associate, Diploma and Certificate Programs)
Fees and non-tuition charges listed in the table below are non-refundable, unless indicated otherwise. The following fees are waived for military students enrolling under the U.S. Department of Defense Tuition Assistance (TA) and U.S. military veteran students enrolling into the certificate, diploma, associate, bachelor, and master degree programs (excluding JD program): Application, and Registration (per program). All other students are required to pay the following fees when applicable:
|Registration (one-time per program)||Refundable if cancelled <= 7 days after signing this agreement Non-Refundable > 7 days cancellation period||*$200|
|Academic, Technology and Library Resources Fee||Refundable only through the first week of the course||*$60 per course|
|Late monthly payment charges||Non-Refundable||$25|
|Credit Card Chargeback and Credit/Debit card convenience fee||Non-Refundable||3.5% of amount charged|
|ACH Convenience Fee||Non-Refundable||1% of amount charged|
|Academic Record Request||Non-Refundable||$50|
|Academic Exception Request / Petition *some exceptions require additional fees||Non-Refundable||$20|
|Comprehensive Exam Fee (per exam)*||Non-Refundable||$150|
|Continuing Enrollment Fee (per eight-week term)*||Non-Refundable||$1350|
|Student Tuition Recovery Fund Fee (CA residents only)||Non-Refundable||$.0025 x tuition charge rounded to the nearest $1000|
|**Graduation fee does not apply to diploma and certificate programs.|
(Master, Bachelor, Associate, and Diploma/ Certificate)
Tuition and fees do not include cost for books and study materials. Obtaining books and materials for courses are the responsibility of the student. The best effort estimate cost of textbooks and other materials per course is $144 ($125 for DBA program).
The best effort estimate cost of new, unused books for different programs, based on the number of courses in each program’s degree plan, are as follows:
|PROGRAM||TOTAL TEXTBOOK (NEW) COSTS FOR PROGRAM|
|CERTIFICATE||$720 – $1,152 (Covering 2 semesters)|
|DIPLOMA||$1,440 (Covering 2 semesters)|
|ASSOCIATE||$2,880 (Covering 4 semesters)|
|BACHELOR||$5,760 (Covering 8 semesters)|
|MASTER||$1,440 (Covering 3 semesters)|
Abraham Lincoln University’s School of Law enrolls students on a year-by-year basis for each year required to complete the program. The Juris Doctor (JD) program can be completed in approximately four years when the student enrolls for 52 weeks (average) per year.
Tuition is charged on a per year basis as shown below. All tuition and fees are payable in full at the time of enrollment unless a student chooses the installment payment option, applies for federal student loans, or qualifies for other educational assistance programs.
Law School Tuition per Academic Year (JD)
Each year of the Juris Doctor program is $11,375 (effective August 1, 2023) in tuition, totaling $45,500 for four years.
Fees & Non-Tuition Charges (JD)
Fees and non-tuition charges listed in the table below are non-refundable, unless indicated otherwise. The Application Fee is waived for all military students applying to the JD program.
|Registration (one-time per program)||*$200|
|Academic, Technology and Library Resources Fee||*$60|
|Late monthly payment charges||$25|
|Credit Card Chargeback and Credit/Debit card convenience fee||3.5% of amount charged|
|ACH Convenience Fee||1% of amount charged|
|Academic Record Request||$50|
|1L Proficiency Course||$350|
|*Registration fee refundable if cancelled within 7 days after signing Enrollment Agreement, and is non-refundable after the 7-day cancellation period. Academic, Technology and Library Resources Fee is only refundable through the first week of the course.|
Tuition and fees do not include cost for books and study materials. Books and study materials for courses are the responsibility of the student. The best effort estimate for required books based on list prices for all four years of study in the JD program is $5,700.
|ESTIMATES OF REQUIRED BOOKS||COST|
|SECOND AND THIRD YEAR (combined)||$2,800|
|FOURTH YEAR (required)||$1,500|
|FOURTH YEAR (electives, maximum cost)||$650|
Read our current list of required textbooks and materials, including title, author, publisher and ISBN.
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