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 (pdf)

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.

Fee Cost
Tuition Per Unit (2017-2018 Academic Year) $570
Student Activities Fee (nonrefundable) $120/year
Technology Fee $60
Late Registration Fee – Continuing Students $50
Late Registration Fee – Beginning Students $25
Late Payment Fee (nonrefundable) $25/$100
Make-up Examination Fee $200
Graduation Fee (Fourth-year) $200
Transcript (Official) $10
Drop Fee $25

Total Tuition for 2016-2017

Tuition Cost per Semester
First-Year (10 units) $5,790
Second- and Third-Year each (9 units) $5,220
Fourth-Year (9 units) + graduation fee $5,320

Summer Semester 2016

Units Cost per unit
2 to 4 units $570

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.  Late payments will incur a penalty fee.

Refund Policy

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%
1st-2nd Week 100%
3rd-4th Week 75%
5th-6th Week 50%
7th-8th Week 25%
9th-16th Week 0
Before Summer classes start 100%
1st Week 100%
2nd Week 50%
3rd Week 25%
4th-6th Week 0

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 the notice of withdrawal.

Student Loans

We participate in the Sallie Mae Smart Option Program. Loans are arranged directly between the lender and the student and are based on the student’s creditworthiness.  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 accept Visa®, Discover®, Mastercard®, and American Express® credit cards.

Veterans’ Benefits

As of January 1, 2017, Lincoln Law School of Sacramento is approved under State and Federal law for the training of veterans and participates in the Post-9/11 GI Bill, Montgomery GI Bill, Reserve Education Assistance Program, Veterans Education Assistance Program, Survivors’ and Dependents’ Education Assistance Program, and the Veterans’ Rehabilitation Program. Information relating to VA benefits can be found on the Department of Veterans Affairs website

Veterans who attend Lincoln Law School are eligible for three-quarters of the full allotment of veteran’s benefits. 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 who do not meet requirements for advancement are ineligible to receive veterans’ benefits.

More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government website at 


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.