Tuition and Financial Aid
Financing Your JD Education
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Students enrolled in the JD Flex program are charged tuition on a per-unit basis. The JD Flex program consists of 88 units, and the cost of JD tuition for the 2023–2024 academic year is $1,750 per unit.*
The Office of Admissions awards various scholarships to entering students at the time of admission. No additional documentation beyond the standard application materials is required to be considered for these scholarships.
Additionally, after the first year of law school has been completed, continuing students are eligible for multiple additional scholarships.
Scholarships available to entering students include the following. Scholarship amounts are stated in the admission offer letters.
Students admitted to the part-time JD Flex program receive consideration for a full, half, or partial scholarship. The scholarships remain active through receipt of the JD degree, provided that the student remains in good academic standing.
More details about scholarships are available on our financial aid page.
Full-Tuition JD Flex Fellowships
In each fall admissions cycle, two entering students are awarded fellowships that include full-tuition scholarships and a $5,000 stipend to support a summer internship.
- A student with strong interest and potential in a career in intellectual property, technology, or a related field is awarded the Intellectual Property and Technology Fellowship
- A student with strong interest and potential in a career in social justice advocacy, public interest law, or a related field is awarded the Social Justice and Public Interest Fellowship.
For more information about the fellowships and how to apply, see JD Flex Fellowships.
GGU Law administers a full range of financial aid programs, federal loans, and private loans that help students fund their legal education. Students are often eligible to finance their education using several of the following programs.
Federal Student Aid
To be eligible for federal student aid, a student must submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online at www.fafsa.ed.gov. Our school code is 001205.
Direct Stafford Unsubsidized Loans
A Direct Stafford Unsubsidized Loan is a federal student loan that must be repaid. These loans are offered to eligible students who need help paying for tuition and related expenses.
The loans have a fixed interest rate. Interest begins to accrue at the time of disbursement. Repayment of the loan begins six months after the borrower graduates, leaves school, or drops below half-time enrollment. Payment of interest may be deferred during this time. However, any interest accrual is added to the principal borrowed and increases the amount on which future interest is calculated.
Federal Direct Plus Loans
The Direct PLUS Loan is a deferred payment loan funded by the U.S. Department of Education available to credit-worthy students in addition to the Direct Stafford Unsubsidized Loan.
Students can pursue loans through private lenders. Private loans are not guaranteed through the federal government and are based on an individual’s credit rating. Private lenders often have different variable interest rates, repayment schedules, and loan approval criteria.
Tuition Reimbursement Programs from Your Employer
Even if your employer does not explicitly promote it, your employer may offer support for your legal education in the form of tuition reimbursement or loans. You can discuss your career goals with your employer to determine whether such options exist.
Golden Gate University has been a proud member of the Yellow Ribbon Program since its inception in August 2009. We are in the top 15% nationwide of colleges and universities who have committed to a large dollar grant to the Yellow Ribbon Program for our country’s veterans to start or complete their educational goals.
- Tuition benefits for qualifying veterans include:
- Chapter 33 Post 9/11 Tuition/Fees & Yellow Ribbon Program
- Chapter 1606 Montgomery GI Bill®: Selected Reserve
- Chapter 30 Montgomery GI Bill®: Active Duty
- Chapter 31 Veterans Affairs Vocational Rehabilitation
- Chapter 32 Veterans Educational Assistance Program (VEAP)
- Chapter 35 Survivors’ and Dependents’ Educational Assistance
- Active Duty Tuition Assistance
For more details about these programs, see our financial aid page or talk to our Financial Aid Office.
Fees and Expenses
Aside from tuition, JD Flex students must prepare for expenses related to the cost of education including, but not limited to, student fees, fee for certain class related materials, and books. See fee details.
For JD Flex students, there are no additional fees associated with the weekend on-campus sessions. Travel costs, lodging (if needed), and food are the responsibility of the student.
*Please note that published tuition rates and fees are subject to adjustment prior to the beginning of each semester.
Fees and Expenses
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JD Flex Orientation
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