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Tuition Rates

Monterey College of Law believes that it is the first law school in California to implement a policy of protecting students from tuition increases during their course of study. As long as a student remains continuously enrolled in good academic standing at Monterey College of Law, their tuition rate will not increase. This unique policy by the MCL Board of Trustees allows MCL law students to estimate the entire cost of their law degree (excluding books and materials) at the time of their initial enrollment. In recent years, other law schools in California have increased tuition in-between academic years as much as 35%. Over the past six years, MCL estimates that our tuition policy has resulted in more than $750,000 in lower tuition costs for MCL students.

Annual tuition and fees are due in full at the time of registration. For those students in need of additional flexibility in paying their tuition and fees, MCL provides a tuition installment program (“TIP”). Under the TIP program, students are allowed to pay the annual amount due in monthly installments. Students wishing to use the TIP program must notify the MCL Business Manager during Fall semester registration period.

Tuition  for entering class 2024

12 or more units per academic year (per academic year)

Less than 12 or more units per academic year (per semester) rate per unit





*Tuition rate for students admitted in prior years was set at initial enrollment.     


Application Fee $75.00
Late Application Fee (applications submitted after June 1) $250.00
Reservation Fee (upon Acceptance) $500.00


Consolidated Student Fee (per year)
Visiting Student Consolidated Fee (per semester)


Annual Education Symposium Fee for Hybrid Online Students Only (per year) $150.00
Late Registration Fee (per semester) $200.00
Add/Drop Fee (per change) $50.00
Late TIP Payment Fee (after 15th of the month) $50.00
3rd Party Deferred Tuition Fee $30.00
Makeup Exam Fee (per exam) $600.00
Makeup Exam/ Proctoring Admin Fee (per exam) $100.00
Certification Fee for Non-MCL/SLOCL/KCCL/ECL Courses (per unit) $100.00
Graduation Fee $350.00


Per Unit Rate $495.00
Student Fee $500.00

All items in BOLD are Mandatory fees that are calculated during the registration process. Please make checks payable to “Monterey College of Law”. The law school also accepts VISA, MasterCard, American Express and Discover Card. Fees are subject to change upon reasonable notice. All fees are non-refundable.