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Purdue Global Law School Tuition and Fees


Active-duty servicemembers, veterans, military spouses, and Indiana residents are eligible for a 10% tuition reduction.

Juris Doctor

The Juris Doctor degree is completed over 4 years (92 credit hours).

Cost per Credit Hour: $540

Credit Hours: 92

Expected Number of Terms for a Full-Time Student: 8 terms for enrollees in 24-week terms and 12 terms for enrollees in 16-week terms

Average Annual Tuition: $12,420 ($13,500 for each of the first 2 years)

Executive Juris Doctor

The Executive Juris Doctor degree is completed over 3 years (72 credit hours).

Cost per Credit Hour: $515

Credit Hours: 72

Expected Number of Terms for a Full-Time Student: 6 terms for enrollees in 24-week terms and 9 terms for enrollees in 16-week terms

Average Annual Tuition: $12,360

Tuition Calculation: Calculation is based on the expected number of terms as a part-time student, the maximum amount of credits allowed per term based on the program, and the cost of books and supplemental materials. The total cost of completion will vary based on the rate at which the student completes the program.

Additional Charges: JD Students

State Bar of California registration (2017): Payable to the State Bar of California: $119

Purdue Global Law School JD graduates may choose to sit for the California Bar Exam. Below are projected expenses for this exam. There may be other fees associated with the process for admission to practice, including fingerprinting, which are not listed below because of the variance in cost.

Projected Expenses for California Bar Exam

  • Multistate Professional Responsibility Exam (MPRE) (2017): Payable to the National Conference of Bar Examiners: $84

  • Moral Character Determination Application (2017): Payable to the State Bar of California: $551

  • Bar Exam registration fee (2017): Payable to the State Bar of California: $677

  • Bar review program: Approximately $2,000–$3,000 (Purdue Global Law School students receive a significant reduction on Kaplan Bar Review’s bar preparation program.)

Note: travel expenses are estimates; real costs will vary

Fees and Policies


Unless otherwise noted, these fees are payable directly to Purdue Global Law School, may be paid using financial aid funds, and can be incorporated into the student’s monthly payment plan.

Deposit: Cash-Pay Students

The full tuition amount is required at the time of enrollment, prior to the start of the term, for paid-in-full students. A deposit of $895.00 is required at the time of enrollment for deferred payment plan students. Once the student begins classes, the deposit will be credited to the tuition for the term.

Resource Fee

Students are required to pay a $295.00 resource fee per term. Indiana residents receive a 10% reduction on resource fees per term.


A fee of $10.00 is charged for each copy of an official transcript. A $2.00 shipping and handling fee will be charged if the receiving school is unable to accept electronic delivery. Additional fees are as follows: notarized, $30.00; rush delivery, $25.00. Students will receive one free copy of their official diploma. Additional fees are as follows: duplicate/replacement, $25.00 (free if damaged in shipment or printed with errors); notarized, $30.00; apostille, $100.00. There is a $30.00 transcript ordering fee for applicants who would like Purdue Global Law School to order transcripts on their behalf from their previous institutions.

Miscellaneous Expenses

Textbooks, $300 per course (representative booklists are posted at; computer equipment, $1,000; Internet service provider, $239 per year.

Additional Fees

A $25.00 fee will be added for all returned checks. Refer to the Areas of Study section for program- and course-specific fees.


  1. Books and other instructional materials are estimated at $1,200.00 per year. They are not included in the cost of tuition. Some courses may require students to purchase additional course materials from another source.

  2. Not all programs are available in all states. Check with an Admissions Advisor.

  3. Tuition and fees are subject to change after 30 days’ advance notice. See the current University Catalog for an explanation of the

    Refund Policy.

  4. Tuition is payable in full every term. Tuition payments can be made at the following website:

  5. Students who take courses offered by other programs within the University may be charged a different tuition rate than that for their program of study.

  6. Full-time status in a graduate program at Purdue Global Law School is defined as 10 credit hours per term.

  7. Students outside the United States or U.S. Territories will be responsible for the cost and the shipment of instructional materials including returns and payment of customs duties or fees.

  8. If a student fails to make a scheduled tuition payment within 20 calendar days of its due date, Purdue Global Law School reserves the right to cancel the student’s enrollment; see the refund policy in the Enrollment Agreement. A diploma will be issued upon successful completion of the educational program, fulfillment of all financial obligations to Purdue Global Law School, and, if applicable, upon having all official transcripts on file for all transfer credit hours accepted by Purdue Global Law School. A student can be dismissed by the School for insufficient progress, nonpayment of fees, or failure to comply with the terms of the Enrollment Agreement.

  9. Prior to enrollment, students enrolled in a law program, unless otherwise noted, must submit an official transcript indicating receipt of a bachelor’s degree from a college or university accredited by a regional or national accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. In some cases, a student’s graduate degree may also be acceptable.

  10. Cancellation of Enrollment Agreement: Three-Day Cancellation—An applicant who provides written notice of cancellation within three days (excluding Saturday, Sunday, and federal and state holidays) of signing an Enrollment Agreement is entitled to a refund of all monies paid.