The cost for each course is $900, for a total program cost of $5,400 ($900 x 6 = $5,400). In addition, there is a $41 fee per term to obtain a Westlaw password* and have access to online legal resources. Program cost does not include the price of textbooks, which the student must purchase or rent separately from a source of the student’s choice. Several discounts are available to the regular course fee, including a 10% discount per class for members of the Cal State LA Alumni Association. Students may receive only one of any available discounts for which they may be eligible.
The Certificate in Paralegal Studies is a Veterans’ Administration (VA) approved program. Contact Erika Valdez, Program Developer at (323) 343-4911 to obtain more information about using VA educational benefits towards completion of this program.
*The Westlaw fee allows the student quarterly access to the electronic Westlaw database, which may be required for research purposes in all program courses. Only one fee is due per quarter regardless of the student’s class load. Note, that students enrolled in a quarter in which they take only PLS 782, the internship course, must still pay the course fee and Westlaw fee for that quarter.