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Santa Clara University School of Law Online Costs and Tuition

Santa Clara University Tuition and Financial Aid

The Online Master of Legal Studies (MLS) in Corporate Compliance Admissions Team is here to help you find the best possible solutions to finance your education. Total tuition for this program is $40,035, including the non-refundable application fee. Please note that the per-unit cost is subject to change annually.

Online MLS Costs 2019-2020 Academic Year
Per Unit $1,110
Application Fee $75

Note: The application fee will be waived for all applicants for the fall 2019 term!

Federal Aid and Tuition Assistance for Graduate Students

Santa Clara Law is proud to work with accepted students on identifying opportunities for federal financial aid, military benefits, and other forms of tuition assistance.

Federal Aid for Graduate Students

As a graduate student at Santa Clara Law, you will be eligible for the following types of federal aid:

  • Direct Unsubsidized Loans: $20,500 borrowing limit per year
  • Direct PLUS Loans: maximum loan amount is cost of attendance minus any other financial aid received
  • Federal Work-Study: limited availability

Visit the Federal Student Aid site for more information on student loans, and see Santa Clara University Financial Aid Office’s guidelines for the Federal Work-Study program.

Applying for Federal Student Aid

If you plan to apply for federal aid, you must file your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and submit all required documentation in a timely manner to allow Santa Clara Law ample time to process your financial aid package. We recommend filing as soon as possible after January 1 of the calendar year in which you wish to enroll. The Santa Clara Law FAFSA Code is 001326.

Submit Your FAFSA

If you wish to apply for a Direct PLUS Loan, you must submit a Direct Plus Loan application in addition to filing your FAFSA.

Apply for a PLUS Loan

For more information about FAFSA filing or financial aid processing, please contact the Santa Clara Law Financial Aid Office at or 408-554-5048.

Military and Veterans Benefits

For information about educational benefits for veterans and military service members, please contact coordinator Laura Moreno at 408-554-7831 or

For additional information, please visit Santa Clara University's Veterans Support Services resources page.

Other Forms of Graduate Tuition Assistance

In addition to federal aid and military benefits, you may find scholarship, loan, and/or financing opportunities through individual employers and/or private or public third-party organizations.

Read our blog post for tips on how to ask your employer for tuition reimbursement, and explore SCU’s Graduate Aid Programs page for more information about additional funding options.

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