California Southern Law School is no longer enrolling new first year students.  After 45 years of being family owned, members of the administration are planning for retirement.   Our last graduating class will be the class of 2020.

Financial Information

Application Fee

Application for admission to California Southern Law School must include a $30.00 application fee.  For mailed in or delivered applications a personal check or money order payable to California Southern Law School is acceptable.

NOTE: AN APPLICATION FOR ADMISSION SUBMITTED WITHOUT A PAID $30 APPLICATION FEE WILL NOT BE PROCESSED, AND THE APPLICANT WILL NOT RECEIVE ANY CORRESPONDENCE.

The school accepts (in person only) Visa® and MasterCard® credit cards.  Check (Debit) cards with Visa® and MasterCard® logos are also accepted.

Tuition

Historically, tuition increases at California Southern Law School have usually averaged 3%; $10 per unit per year.  The law school did not increase tuition for the 2012-13 and 2013-14 academic years.  Tuition has increased an average of 1.25% over the last four years.

The law school's tuition for the 2014-15 academic year will increase $10 per unit to $400 per unit.  However, there will be no tuition increase for the 2015-16 and 2016-17 academic years. 

The school is not approved for Federal Student Aid loan programs, or state aid programs to pay for portions of tuition.  The school is not approved for Cal Grant Scholarships and Grants.

The school does not have scholarship or conditional scholarship programs.

A student may choose one of the monthly payment plans offered by the school.  For more information

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For the academic years 2014-2015, 2015-2016, and 2016-2017, tuition is $400.00 per semester unit; therefore, the tuition for the normal semester program of nine units (three evenings of classes per week) is $3,600.00 per semester.  Tuition for the summer session is $800.00 for two units, $1,200.00 for three units, $1,600.00 for four units, and $2,000.00 for five units.  A semester unit consists of one class hour per week for the period of the semester.

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Tuition is payable in full at the time of registration for each semester and summer session. The school authorizes the deferred payment of tuition so that it can be paid in monthly installments.  For more information 

The school accepts (in person only) Visa® and MasterCard® credit cards.  Check (Debit) cards with Visa® and MasterCard® logos are also accepted.

California Southern Law School (CSLS) is NOT accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Schools, Western Association of Schools and College (ACS WASC) and therefore not recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

The school is not approved for Federal Student Aid loan programs, or state aid programs to pay for portions of tuition.  The school is not approved for Cal Grant Scholarships and Grants.

The recent passage of California Assembly Bill No. 2099 changes California State law as it relates to veterans ability to participate in Title 38 Education Benefits.  If you are a veteran and you enroll in the Spring (January) 2016 or any term thereafter you may NOT receive Title 38 Education Benefits for our law degree program.

IRS Form 1098-T (Tuition Statement)

The law school does not file year-end 1098-T Tuition Statement forms to the Internal Revenue Service. We do not file this form because we are not an eligible educational institutional that is eligible to participate in the Department of Education's student aid programs.  Student expenses at our school do not qualify because of this ineligibility.  We do not release our FEIN for tuition statement purposes.

Tuition and Fees

$400.00 Tuition (per semester unit) -- 2015-2016, 2016-2017
$ 20.00 Registration fee (each semester & summer session)
$ 20.00 Deferred tuition fee (each semester & summer session)
$   5.00
Transcript fee (law school transcript request form)
$200.00 Graduation fee (effective 2016)
$ 25.00 NSF fee