This four-year, evening-only program can use an adjective most other law schools can’t — affordable
There are many reasons Lincoln Law School is exceptional, not the least of which is the fact that our tuition is approximately one-third the cost of other programs. So how do we do it? Simply put, it’s been our goal from day one to provide both an excellent and affordable education.
Tuition & Fees
The academic year starts with the Summer Semester. Students entering in the Spring Semester will be charged tuition at the rate for the following academic year.
|Tuition Per Unit (2012-2013 Academic Year)||$450|
|Student Activities Fee (nonrefundable)||$120/year|
|Deferred Payment Fee Per Semester||$25|
|Late Registration Fee – Continuing Students||$50|
|Late Registration Fee – Beginning Students||$25|
|Late Payment Fee (nonrefundable)||$25|
|Make-up Examination Fee||$50|
|Graduation Fee (Fourth-year)||$200|
Total Tuition for 2012-2013
|Tuition||Cost per Semester|
|First-Year (10 units)||$4,560|
|Second- and Third-Year each (9 units)||$4,110|
|Fourth-Year (9 units) + graduation fee||$4,185|
Summer Semester 2012
|Units||Cost per unit|
|2 to 4 units||$450|
Deferred Payment Plan
Many of our students graduate debt free by utilizing our Deferred Payment Plan. Basically, it allows you to pay as you go, breaking payments into 10 equal installments. Summer tuition is deferred into two installments, with half the tuition and all fees due upon registration and the balance due within 30 days. The best part? It’s interest free. There will be a $25 service charge per semester for this option.
Refund of tuition will be made according to the schedule below. Additional fees are nonrefundable. The amount of refund will be computed by the date of official withdrawal in writing, effective upon receipt or date of postmark. Tuition refunds are based upon the total cost of tuition per semester.
|Week of Withdrawal Tuition Refund||Amount Refunded|
|Before Fall/Spring classes start||100%|
|Before Summer classes start||100%|
For the purposes of refunds, a student who is absent from a scheduled class session for which the student is registered is considered to have completed that class session.
Refund checks will be mailed within 30 days from the date of notice of withdrawal.
We participate in the Sallie Mae Smart Option Program. Loans are arranged directly between the lender and the student, are based on the student’s creditworthiness, and may be made only for the amount of tuition, books, and fees. Lincoln Law School in no way makes, guarantees, or is in any way responsible for a student’s decision to obtain such loans or ability to repay.
Students who obtain tuition loans and withdraw or are academically disqualified will have refunds disbursed back to the lender.
Lincoln Law School of Sacramento does not participate in TITLE IV funding through the U.S. Department of Education or any other federally-sponsored financial-aid program.
For additional information about loan programs, please contact the Administration Office.
Alternative Payment Options
We also accept Visa®, Mastercard®, and American Express® credit cards. A $2 transaction fee will be assessed with each payment.
We are approved under state and federal law for the G.I. Bill. To establish eligibility for these benefits, students should consult the appropriate officials of the Veterans Administration and obtain an Eligibility Certificate. The certificate should then be given to the registrar of the Law School so it can be processed and returned to the Veterans Administration.
Veterans at Lincoln Law School are eligible for three-quarters of the full allotment of veterans’ benefits. The three-quarters allotment is due to the fact Lincoln Law School is a part-time program. Qualified students will want to clear their records with the Veterans Administration before Law School registration so that benefits can begin as soon as possible.
Veterans who do not meet requirements for advancement are ineligible to receive veterans’ benefits.
Refund Policy, CFR 21.4255
Lincoln Law School has and maintains a policy for the refund of the unused portion of tuition, fees, and other charges in the event the veteran or eligible person fails to enter the course, withdraws, or is discontinued therefrom at any time prior to completion. The amount charged to the veteran or eligible person for tuition, fees, and other charges does not exceed the approximate pro-rata portion of the total charges for tuition, fees, and other charges. The length of the completed portion of the course should bear to its total length.
Note: The maximum nonrefundable registration fee allowed by the VA is $10.