United States Constitution

Tuition and Fees

Tuition for each semester is due and payable before the first day of classes at the rate of $825/unit. Tuition for auditing and visiting students is $825/unit.

San Diego Law School Student Fees:

  • Application Fee:  $75.
  • General Fee (including Electronic Exam and Library Access):  $130
  • Student Bar Association Fee:  $40
  • Student Government Association Fee:  $50
  • Wellness Center Fee:  $30
  • Standard Deferred Tuition Plan Fee:  $50 per semester
  • Late Registration Fee:  $45
  • Transcript Fee:  $10
  • Rescheduling Examination Fee:  $75
  • Returned Check Fee:  $45
  • Graduation Fee:  $200

All fees are non-refundable and are subject to change upon reasonable notice.  Fees consist of the following.  Fees and tuition are subject to change at the discretion of San Diego Law School.

Materials Fees are billed to student accounts to cover the cost of material assigned by the instructor which supplement or substitute for assigned books.

Part-Time Regular Program

Students entering San Diego Law School in the Fall of 2014 are required to take twenty units for their First Year, twenty two core units the Second Year, twenty two core units the Third Year and sixteen units the fourth year, plus 5 elective units for a total of 87 units to graduate.

Tuition for students registering for their First Year in the regular, Fall program taking 20 units is $16,500 plus $500 in general fees, for a total of $17,000 for the year. (Please see fee schedule below)


Deferred Payment Plan

Tuition for each semester is due upon registration, prior to the beginning of the first day of classes. Students who need assistance in meeting the costs of tuition and fees may be permitted, with approval of the Administration to arrange a payment plan.


If a student fails to make payments on time may be charged a late payment fee.

The Administration reserves the option to deny students whose accounts are in arrears permission to attend classes, to register for new classes and/ or decline to grade examinations. Students with outstanding balances are not entitled to receive grades, be granted a degree, nor be issued a transcript or scholastic certificates.


Tuition will be refunded in full, provided that withdrawal by the student is prior to or on the first day of the semester, and before any classes have been attended.  Tuition refunds on a pro-rata basis will apply where the student withdrawal is after  the first day of the semester and prior to completion of 60% of the instruction.

No refund will be given where more than 60% of the course instruction has been completed.  All refunds calculations are made on the basis of the last day of class attendance.  Student withdrawal will cancel any tuition grants. Therefore, grants will not be calculated in refunds.


Notice of withdrawal must be submitted in writing to the Law School Registrar.  Notice will be deemed effective when personally delivered or according to the postmark.  Refund checks will be mailed to eligible students no later than 30 days following receipt of the written notice.


Refunds to those receiving Veteran benefits are subject to the rules of the Veterans’ Administration. Refunds under this policy will be on a prorate basis of the unused portion of the tuition. 

If the student is a financial aid recipient, credit balances resulting from tuition adjustments under the withdrawal policy will be refunded to the appropriate financial aid program and lender. A financial aid calculation will be completed to determine what financial aid ramifications will occur based on the student’s official date of withdrawal. A student may be required to return funds to the financial aid program and lender if the student is no longer eligible for benefits received based on this calculation.


A graduation fee of $200 is charged to each fourth year student eligible for a degree of Doctor of Jurisprudence. This fee is assessed whether or not the student intends to attend the graduation ceremony.  Graduation fees are payable at the beginning of the second semester of the final year


The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, as amended prohibits the release of educational records without the specific written consent of the student or alumnus.  Students may request copies of their records by writing to the Law School.  There is a $10 fee for each transcript requested.