Payment Plans

Deferred Payment of Tuition

A fee of $20.00 each term will be charged for paying tuition on the deferred tuition payment plan.  This fee is payable at registration.

Fall-Spring Academic Year (18 units):  Payments are in nine installments -- 1st installment at registration and 2nd-9th installments by the 1st of each month after the beginning of the semester.  See Fall-Spring Academic Year Tuition Payment Plan for payment amount breakdown.

Summer Session:  In summer sessions, payments are in 3 installments -- 1/3 is payable at registration, and 1/3 by the 1st of each month after the beginning of the summer session.

A 5% late fee will be assessed for any deferred payment made more than ten days after the date due.  If a student withdraws from school, he or she is obligated for the full amount of tuition, subject to refund according to the refund schedule.

Postponed Payment Program

California Southern Law School has a tuition payment program plan ("Postponed Promissory Note" i.e. - PPN) which places a ceiling of $620 per month on the monthly installment payments.  Students sign a postoned promissory note for the residual amount of each semester's tuition.

Students enrolling under the Postponed Payment Program are required to fill out a "ACH Debit or Credit Card Recurring Payment Authorization Form" for the payment of tuition after they cease to be a student at the law school.

Under this plan for the 2016-2017 academic year, students make 9 payments of $620 each school year totaling $5580.  As regular tuition and fees is $7280, students are deferring $850 each semester, or a total of $1700 for the year.  Students sign two Postponed Promissory Notes (PPN) for $850 at 7% interest to pay for the $1700.  Interest does not begin accruing until the end of the semester for which the note is written.

The student can remain on the Postponed Promissory Note plan as long as $620 per month payments are met in a timely manner.

When a student ceases to be enrolled, be it at the end of the first, second, third or fourth year, the PPNs plus accrued interest are totaled into a single total indebtedness amount.  The student authorizes monthly ACH Debit or credit card payments of $620 on this amount 60 days after enrollment ends until the total indebtedness plus interest is paid in full.

NOTE: This program does not apply to Summer sessions.