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Paralegal Studies Enrollment & Financing

Qualifications Required for the JMU Paralegal Certificate

To ensure our graduates are ready for employment after earning a paralegal certificate and prepared for the challenging education in this program, we require:

Paralegals in Washington DC

  • At least four years of full-time professional work experience (does not have to be in the legal field) OR a four-year degree
  • Access to the internet with high-speed connection (courses are taught in an online environment)
  • Basic computer and word-processing skills

Course Fee

Total cost for the certificate in Paralegal Studies is $3,995.00 and includes all learning materials and logins you will need.

Enrollment Deadline and Payment

This program has limited seating, so it is strongly advised to register as soon as possible. Otherwise, if paying by credit card or check, your registration is due no later than two weeks before the course start date.

If paying by credit card, click on the “Enroll Now Here” link underneath your preferred program date. From there, you will click the purple “Enroll Yourself” button to create an account. **Please note that creating an account and saving the program to your shopping cart will not save a spot for you in the course. You must complete payment and receive the confirmation email in order to be enrolled.**

If paying by check, please complete the registration form and postal-mail it along with your check to the address printed on the registration form.

Payment Plan

A three-part payment plan is available. There is a $50.00 processing fee (already added in to the payment amounts listed below.)

Installment 1 – The first payment is $1,545.00 and is due at the time of registration (no later than one month before the course start date.) This payment will save your spot in the Paralegal Studies program.
Installment 2 – The second payment is $1,250.00 and is due one month after the program start date.
Installment 3 – The final payment is $1,250.00 and is due two months after the program start date.

In order to take advantage of this plan, you must complete and postal-mail the registration form and the Paralegal Payment Plan Agreement, along with your first check no later than one month before the course start date. Please contact our Recruitment Specialist Elizabeth with any questions.

**Click here** for a full list of payment options, including loans.

Graduation Requirements

  • Pass each of the four sections with a 70% score
  • Maintain a 75% score overall for the entire program

Ready to Sign Up?

Register online for the Paralegal Studies program using the links in the box “Take the Next Step,” and start on your path toward an exciting new career! If you would like to find out more, view the on-demand informational video.

Withdrawal/Refund Policy

You may cancel your registration up to two weeks before the program start date and receive a full refund (minus a $25.00 administrative fee and any credit card processing fees.) After such date, no refunds will be given. Participants may transfer to a future program (within one year of your original program), based on availability, with no penalty. We will accept participant substitutions with at least two business days’ notice. Please email our Administrative Assistant Ramona at outreach@jmu.edu.