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Affordable Tuition

University Programs

(excluding J.D.)

Tuition is the total student cost for course instruction. Tuition for ALU courses and programs is calculated on a semester credit hour basis. Each ALU course is three (3) credit hours. 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 / DEGREESEMESTERCREDIT (1)SEMESTERCREDIT (3)TOTAL PROGRAM
CERTIFICATE (UNDERGRADUATE)$250$750$3,000 – $6,000
CERTIFICATE (MASTER’S)$350$1,050$4,200 – $6,300
DIPLOMA$250$750$7,500
ASSOCIATE$250$750$15,000
BACHELOR’S$250$750$30,000
MASTER’S$350*$1,050$12,600
DOCTORATE (Excluding J.D.)$450*$1,350$27,000

* Master’s degree tuition for U.S. Department of Defense’s Armed Forces Tuition Assistance (TA) and U.S. military veteran students is $250 per semester credit.
** Doctorate degree tuition (excluding J.D.) for U.S. Department of Defense’s Armed Forces Tuition Assistance (TA) and U.S. military veteran students is $350 per semester credit.

Fees & Non-Tuition Charges

(DBA, Master’s, Bachelor’s, Associate, Diploma and Certificate Programs)

Fees and non-tuition charges listed in the table below are non-refundable. 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’s, and master’s degree programs (excluding doctorate program): Application/Transfer Credit Evaluation, External Academic Resources, Transcript, Graduation and Registration (per program). The Application Fee is waived for all military students applying to the doctorate program. All other students are required to pay the following fees when applicable:

APPLICATION/TRANSFER CREDIT EVALUATION$50
REGISTRATION (PER PROGRAM)$100
CREDIT/ DEBIT CARD CONVENIENCE FEE3.5% of amount charged
EXTERNAL ACADEMIC RESOURCES (PER YEAR)$50*
COURSE EXTENSION OR REPEAT PETITION$10
AMERICAN PSYCHOLOGY ASSOCIATION (APA)**$100
COMPREHENSIVE EXAM FEE (PER EXAM)**$100
CONTINUOUS ENROLLMENT FEE (PER EIGHT-WEEK TERM)**$450
DISSERTATION COMPLETION**$450
DUPLICATE DIPLOMA$125
GRADUATION$250/$450**
LATE MONTHLY PAYMENT CHARGES$20
REINSTATEMENT PETITION$10
RETURNED CHECKS/CREDIT CARD CHARGE BACK$20
STUDENT TUITION RECOVERY FUND.0005 x tuition charge rounded to nearest $1000 ($0)
TRANSCRIPT, OFFICIAL/UNOFFICIAL$10

*Only applicable to paralegal and legal studies programs.
** Applicable to the DBA program only.

Costs of Textbooks & Study Materials

(DBA, Master’s, Bachelor’s, 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 $576 – $1,008 (Covering 2 semesters)
DIPLOMA $1,440 (Covering 2 semesters)
ASSOCIATE $2,880 (Covering 4 semesters)
BACHELOR’S $5,760 (Covering 8 semesters)
MASTER’S $1,728 (Covering 3 semesters)
DOCTORATE (EXCLUDING J.D.) $2,250 (Covering 6 semesters)

A current list of required textbooks and materials, including title, author, publisher and ISBN may be found here

Please visit our Payment Options page to learn more about ALU’s payment plans and the Federal Financial Aid page to learn more about qualifying programs and eligibility.

School of Law

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 (J.D.) 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 (J.D.)
Each year of the Juris Doctor program is $9,100 (effective January 1, 2018) in tuition, totaling $36,400 for four years.

Fees & Non-Tuition Charges (J.D.)
The fees and charges listed below are non-refundable. The Application Fee is waived for all military students applying to the J.D. program.

APPLICATION $50
REGISTRATION (ONE-TIME PER PROGRAM) $100
EXTERNAL ACADEMIC RESOURCES $100 per Year
OFFICIAL/ UNOFFICIAL TRANSCRIPT $10 per transcript
CREDIT/ DEBIT CARD CONVENIENCE FEE 3.5% of amount charged
ACADEMIC PETITION FEES Listed in A through E
A) REINSTATEMENT $10
B) EARLY EXAM $10
C) SPECIAL ACADEMIC $10
D) LATE EXAM $100
E) RE-GRADE ESSAY $10/essay (up to 3 per year); $50 after 3rd essay
GRADUATION $250
DUPLICATE DIPLOMA $125
RETURNED CHECKS/CREDIT CARD CHARGE BACK $20
LATE MONTHLY PAYMENT CHARGES $20
Note: To comply with live mandatory proctored exam requirements, students may incur costs depending on what option that they select, but they are free to arrange for no-cost live proctoring options as well, as long as it meets ALU’s proctoring arrangement requirements.

Costs of Textbooks & Study Materials (J.D.)

Tuition and fees do not include cost for books and study materials. Obtaining 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 $5,685:

ESTIMATES OF REQUIRED BOOKSLISTRETAIL
FIRST YEAR$827.95$548.17
SECOND AND THIRD YEAR (COMBINED)$2,935.35$2,565.97
FOURTH YEAR$1,921.39$1,599.65
TOTAL$5,648.69$4,713.79

A current list of required textbooks and materials, including title, author, publisher and ISBN may be found here

Please visit our Payment Options page to learn more about ALU’s payment plans and the Federal Financial Aid page to learn more about qualifying programs and eligibility.

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