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|Tuition – Class of 2026 (per semester unit)||$700.00 *|
* All of the following fees are non-refundable and are subject to change upon reasonable notice.
|Deferred Payment Fee||$25.00|
|Tuition Late Payment Fee||$20.00|
|Late Registration Fee||$25.00|
|Bar Bri refundable book fee (4th Year/Spring Semester)||$250.00|
|Rescheduling Examination Fee||$75.00|
|Returned Check Fee||$15.00|
|AdaptiBar online MBE Program (4th Year/Fall Semester)||$525.00|
|Graduation Fee (4th Year/Spring Semester)||$100.00|
|MLS Administrative Fee (MLS only: 2nd Year/Spring Semester; MLS/JD: 3rd Year/Summer Semester)||$300.00|
* Tuition includes access to Bar Bri (a California Bar Review provider) materials throughout their education, both online and in hard copy.
** Additional material fees may be charged to cover the cost of large amounts of photocopied material assigned by an instructor to supplement or substitute in whole or in part for assigned books. These fees will vary with the cost of reproduction.
Late registration is not allowed except by special permission. A late registration fee of $25.00 plus $20.00 late payment fee, is assessed by any person who registers after dates set for registration for any Fall, Spring or Summer session.
If a student fails to make payments on time, a late fee of $20.00 will be assessed to the delinquent payment. Students whose accounts are in arrears on November 20th of the Fall Semester, April 20th of the Spring Semester and July 12 of the Summer Session will not be permitted to take examinations. Failure to pay any monies owed the school is sufficient cause to suspend the student and withhold grades, scholastic certificates or degrees. No exceptions will be permitted without prior approval by the Dean.
Cal Northern School of Law does not participate in TITLE IV funding through the U.S. Department of Education or any other federally-sponsored financial aid program.
The Veterans Affairs (VA) Education Benefits are designed to provide eligible persons with an opportunity for educational and career growth. Cal Northern is committed to the Principles of Excellence for Educational Institutions Serving Service Members, Veterans, Spouses, and Other Family Members. Internships, independent study and on-line courses are not approvable for the training of veterans. Effective January 1, 2016, only continuing students were eligible for the training of veterans as outlined in the Code of Federal Regulations.
Scholarship & Loan Programs
I. CNSL Scholarship Program
Scholarships are available each fall semester and will cover a portion of the tuition and fees (excluding the cost of Bar Bri or any other bar review course offered by CNSL). Scholarships are awarded based on scholastic achievement, financial need and/or service to the community. The number of awards varies from year to year, but each year half of the awards will be merit-based and half will be need-based in addition to consideration of merit.
Scholarships are not renewable, but students may reapply to the program each year they meet eligibility requirements.
II. CNSL Legal Opportunity Scholarship
III. William Lee Short Scholarship
Sponsored by the Oroville Rotary Clubs. Applicants must be entering their 4th year of study at Cal Northern. Priority will be given to an applicant who demonstrates an interest in Criminal Law, has prior community service history and is an Oroville resident.
IV. Butte County Bar Association Scholarship
Applicants must have completed the Fall semester of their 1st year of study at Cal Northern. Scholarship applicants will be evaluated based on the following criteria:
- Academic achievement
- Commitment to the greater Butte County community
- Service to the community at large
- Overcoming setbacks
The committee may also consider financial need as an additional factor, but this scholarship is open to applicants of all socioeconomic backgrounds.
V. Additional Scholarships
The following scholarships are awarded at the end of the Spring semester to Cal Northern students and are awarded on the basis of academic achievement, financial need and/or service to Cal Northern and the community.
This scholarship is given each year to the two students in each class who have achieved the highest cumulative grade point average and the second highest cumulative grade point average for that academic year.
Alumni Association Scholarships
The Cal Northern Alumni Association awards a scholarship annually to a graduating student to help defray the cost of a bar review course. The scholarship is based on an essay explaining how the graduate intends to use their law degree to contribute to the Law School and the community at large.
Cal Northern Foundation Scholarships
Given to two first, second and third year students in each class. These scholarships were created to provide tuition assistance to Cal Northern students based on financial need. Applicants must be in good standing. Funding is provided directly from donations to Cal Northern’s scholarship account.
Student Bar Association Recognition Awards
Each Spring semester the SBA gives a Student Store merchandise credit to the Cal Northern student with the best attendance record for the preceding academic year.
Most Improved Award
At the end of the Spring semester the SBA awards this scholarship to the one student in each class who shows the most improvement in their semester grade point average from the Fall semester to the Spring semester.
Most Dedicated Award
Established by the Cal Northern Student Bar Association, this award is given by the SBA to the one student in each class whose classmates feel is most dedicated and representative of Cal Northern through school and/or community service.
CNSL Award for Academic Excellence (formerly known as Witkin Award for Academic Excellence)
In recognition of academic achievement, each term certificates are awarded to the highest ranking student in each qualifying course. To qualify, the student must be enrolled full time and the course must carry academic credit.
VI. Loan Program
Interest rates are fixed at six to ten percent APR and zero percent interest is charged while the student is enrolled at least half time. The program is available to qualified students regardless of income. The number of loans approved varies from year to year.
State Bar Fees
Registration as a Law Student
Admission to Practice in California
Fees of the State Bar of California
|Registration as a Law Student||$119.00|
|First-Year Law Students’ Examination||$624.00|
|Application for Determination of Moral Character||$551.00|
|Multistate Professional Responsibility Examination (National Conference of Bar Examiners)||$125.00|
|California Bar Examination||$677.00|
*subject to change