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Payment Options

Choose from Several Payment Options

Manage tuition expenses in a way that suits your finances best. GUCL students have the option to make tuition payments quarterly, monthly, or with a student loan.

Quarterly Payments

Students paying quarterly will pay tuition and non-refundable quarterly fees in full for each quarter at the time of registration. The amount of tuition due at registration will vary depending on how many units are being taken.

Monthly Payments

With the GUCL Payment Plan ("Deferred Tuition"), interest-free deferred tuition payments can be arranged directly with the law school.

At registration, students pay quarterly fees, a $55 administrative fee for the payment plan, and the first one-third of their tuition. On the fifteenth of the next two months, the two remaining payments of one-third each will be paid.

Payment amounts will vary based on the number of units taken.

Student Loans

Over the years, Sallie Mae Law School Loans have been a tremendous resource for GUCL students seeking to responsibly finance their legal education.

The Sallie Mae Law School Loan™ for graduate students offers qualified borrowers to access:

  • Competitive fixed or variable interest rates
  • No origination fee or prepayment penalty
  • Deferred repayment option
  • Multiple in-school repayment options
  • 9-month grace period after graduation
  • 15 years to repay loan
  • Various other features and benefits

The loan application process is simple. It only takes about 15 minutes to apply online and get a credit result.

Applying with a cosigner improves the chances for loan approval and may lower the interest rate whether you are "creditworthy" or have little credit history. For more information about applying with a cosigner, visit

The Sallie Mae Parent Loan™

The Sallie Mae Parent Loan™ is an option that allows a creditworthy parent or other individual (i.e. grandparent, aunt, uncle, spouse, etc…) to take out a loan in their own name as opposed to cosigning a student’s loan. It’s an alternative way to help fund the education of a student that is special to them, as well as relieve the student of the financial responsibility of a loan. Visit Sallie Mae Parent Loans for details.

In-School Loan Deferrals

GUCL will complete In-School Deferment Request forms for students with existing loans from undergraduate or graduate school programs previously attended. Deferments are certified for one academic year at a time. Students are responsible for submitting the certified forms to the lender. GUCL cannot guarantee acceptance by the lender of the request for deferment.


GUCL has a well-established reputation as one of the most affordable, accredited law schools in the Los Angeles area.

In addition to offering a competitively-priced Juris Doctor program that benefits all students in attendance for their entire legal education, merit-based scholarships are also available to first-year law students at GUCL.*

All completed applicant files are reviewed for scholarship eligibility; no extra forms or paperwork are required.

The Admissions Committee considers previous academic achievement (such as undergraduate GPA as well as performance on the LSAT) when determining scholarship eligibility. Scholarships granted will vary in amount depending on the level of achievement in those areas.

Applicants who are awarded a scholarship will be notified of the decision when notification of admission to GUCL is made.

*Prior-law students and No LSAT applicants are not eligible for scholarships.

External Scholarship Opportunities

GUCL regularly receives information about scholarship opportunities offered by Bar Associations, law firms, and other law-related organizations. As received, details are made available to the GUCL community on the law school's Facebook page. (One of many good reasons to "Like" GUCL on Facebook!)

Many opportunities for scholarships can also be found by clicking Sallie Mae Graduate Scholarship Search.

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