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Tuition for each academic year is the sum of the tuition due for each of the student’s academic quarters in that academic year. Tuition for entering and continuing students for both 2022-2023 and 2023-2024 is at the rate of $13,000 for the academic year ($3,250 per quarter). A student must pay tuition and fees for each quarter prior to the first day of each quarter. If a student fails to make a scheduled tuition payment by the first day of the quarter, St. Francis reserves the right to cancel the student’s enrollment at its discretion.

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 St. Francis enrolls students on an annual basis for each year that is required to complete the J.D. program.  Tuition and fees for subsequent years may be subject to change.

 Tuition does not include the cost of a computer, internet access, or textbooks. St. Francis School of Law reserves the right to modify annual tuition rates, policies or fees. The terms above are subject to the Enrollment Agreement. Students are responsible for costs associated with official transcripts, fees paid to the State Bar of California, travel costs, computers, internet access and textbooks.


Tuition and fees do not include the cost of books and study materials, which are the responsibility of the student. The best effort estimate of the costs of books and study materials is $800 for the first year and an average of $1,400 per year for the next three years, or $5,000 for the four year JD program. The estimates are based on using new hardcover books when available. In many cases, casebooks can be rented and/or digital versions are available at lesser expense. Textbook cost and order information is located on the Book List page. Financial aid recipients who need access to their financial aid funds in order to cover the cost of books should contact the financial aid office at for assistance.

Refund, Cancellation, And Withdrawal

Enrollee agrees to pay St. Francis the total tuition and fees described in the enrollment agreement.

If Enrollee fails to make a scheduled tuition payment by the first day of the quarter, St. Francis reserves the right to cancel the Enrollment Agreement.

An NSF return fee of $25.00 per item returned by the bank will be charged. Any balance not paid by the due date is subject to a $50 late fee.

Enrollee may cancel or withdraw from St. Francis at any time by completing a Request to Withdraw and any required exit counseling. To initiate cancellation or withdrawal from the J.D. program, Enrollee may email or, or give notice by telephone to the phone number set forth in the Enrollment Agreement or by postal mail to the address set forth in the Enrollment Agreement, or give notice by any other means reasonably calculated to provide such notice to St. Francis. Financial aid recipients are encouraged to contact the financial aid office to determine the financial impact of withdrawing.

If Enrollee withdraws or cancels enrollment within 5 days of the date the Enrollment Agreement was signed, Enrollee is entitled to a full (100%) refund of all monies paid.  If Enrollee cancels or withdraws after 5 days from the date the Enrollment Agreement is signed, Enrollee will receive a full refund for any sessions that were not started at the time of the withdrawal or cancellation, and a partial refund for courses Enrollee started, based on the following schedule:

Session WeekRefundable Tuition
Week 1100%
Week 250%
Weeks 3 – 120%

All refunds are paid or credited to the credit card used for payment within 30 days.  No refunds will be made in cash.

Financial Assistance

There are several funding sources for earning your online degree in law. As a division of Baker College, St. Francis students are eligible for federal student loans beginning fall 2023. In addition, St. Francis students are welcome to research private loan availability, outside scholarship opportunities, employer tuition reimbursement, employer tuition assistance, etc. We recommend that you evaluate all sources carefully prior to accepting funding from, or making commitments to, any such programs.

Estimated Cost of Attendance

Our cost of attendance budget estimates the total educational costs for a student attending one academic year (4 quarters). The cost factors include both direct and indirect costs. Direct costs include tuition and fees. Indirect costs include books and supplies, meals, transportation and personal expenses. The costs included are estimates and vary depending on course requirements and personal spending habits. Actual costs may vary.

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