Tuition and Financial Aid
Pepperdine School of Law Master of Legal Studies students are charged tuition on a per-unit-hour basis. The current rate of tuition for the 2017–2018 academic year is $1,995 per unit. The online Master of Legal Studies program consists of 32 units, totaling $63,480 under current tuition rates. Pepperdine University tuition rates are re-evaluated each year.
A number of financial resources may be available to students in the online Master of Legal Studies program, including loans, employer tuition assistance, and scholarships funded by professional organizations. Pepperdine students may be eligible to apply for the following tuition funding options:
- Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loans: Students are potentially eligible to receive up to $20,500 per academic year in the Direct Unsubsidized Loan. The potential eligibility amount of the Direct Unsubsidized Loan is not based on need nor income.
- Federal Direct PLUS Loan: Graduate students who are eligible for funds beyond their annual Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan amount may apply for this credit-based loan.
- Private Loans: Students who require additional assistance may apply for education loans through private lenders.
Applying for Financial Aid
Students who intend to seek financial aid should apply in conjunction with their online Master of Legal Studies application. To apply, please complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Pepperdine School of Law’s institutional code is 001264.
Financial aid decisions are sent out after admissions decisions. Students will be required to re-apply for aid each year they are in the program.