Frequently Asked Questions

What are the costs of tuition and fees?

To assist students with law school costs, Seton Hall Law offers financial assistance to students based on financial need and academic merit. Select below for a breakdown of tuition costs and fees.

 

  • Breakdown of Tuition and Fees (2022-23)

    Tuition
    JD Full-Time Tuition - First year students        $30,990.00 per semester
    JD Full-Time Tuition - Continuing students $30,405.00 per semester
    JD Weekend Tuition - First year students $23,242.00 per semester
    JD Weekend Tuition - Continuing students $22,803.00 per semester
    LLM Tuition $1,653.00 per credit
    MSJ / MLS Tuition $1,365.00 per credit
    Online Graduate Certificate $4,095.00 per course
       
    Fees
    Per Semester, Fall and Spring  
    JD University Fee $400.00
    JD Technology Fee $440.00
    LLM University Fee $400.00
    LLM Technology Fee $440.00
    MSJ University Fee $200.00
    MSJ Technology Fee $220.00
       
    Summer  
    JD University Fee $200.00
    JD Administrative Fee $300.00
    LLM University Fee $400.00
    MSJ University Fee $200.00
       
    Fees - Other  
    Late Registration Fee $50.00
    Late Payment Fee (minimum) *$35.00
    Late Payment Fee (maximum) *$250.00

    *This fee applies to any semester bill remaining unpaid after the last day of the registration period.

    For information on Tuition Bills and Fees, click here.

Does Seton Hall Law Offer Scholarships?

Yes. Beginning with the Fall 2022 semester, first-time applicants to the Master of Legal Studies degree may apply for the MLS Student Scholarship which has been established to assist MLS students who demonstrate either superior academic excellence or demonstrated financial need. The MLS Scholarship has a maximum value of $2,000 per year and will be disbursed for a maximum of six semesters. Students may retain the scholarship by maintaining a minimum GPA each semester and remaining in good financial standing with Seton Hall Law School. Seton Hall Law School reserves the right to amend scholarship policies or awards.

Only first-time enrollees in the MLS program at Seton Hall Law School will be considered and they must demonstrate:

  1. Acceptance to the MLS program at Seton Hall Law School,
  2. Submission of a FAFSA application, and
  3. Submission of the MLS Student Scholarship application, resume and a 500-word essay.

All required documents must be submitted by the application deadline. The deadlines are as follows:

  1. fall semester - August 1,
  2. spring semester – December 1, and
  3. summer semester – May 1.
  4. Late applications will not be accepted.

How do online courses work?

For our Master of Science in Law and Graduate Certificate courses, students "attend" class by accessing the virtual course classroom (Blackboard) and completing assignments according to the class schedule. Students communicate regularly with the instructor and classmates via e-mail and online discussion forums. Students are required to complete assignments according to the course schedule, to maintain regular contact with the instructor, and to participate in online discussions.

Can I start and complete an online course whenever I want?

No. Our online law courses begin and end on set dates. Students enrolled in online law programs take courses in small groups, with assignments due on specified dates. However, students maintain the flexibility to decide when, within each week, they will study their course materials and participate online.

Do I have to be online at a certain time each day or week?

No, but you are required to stay on schedule with assignments and log in to Blackboard multiple times per week. You have the flexibility of choosing the time of day or night you want to log on to the Internet to work on an assignment, but you must complete your assignments and turn them in (through Blackboard) by the specified date and time.

What skills do I need to complete an online course?

As a student enrolled in our Graduate Certificate or Master of Science in Law program, you need a basic familiarity with computers and the Internet. You do not need to be an expert in computing. You must be comfortable using word processing software (e.g., MS Word), know how to use an Internet browser (e.g., Internet Explorer), and know how to communicate via e-mail.

You also need to be disciplined as an online learner and committed to your online law courses, as you are responsible for keeping up with the course schedule and submitting your assignments on time.

Can I take only one course?

Yes. Students do not need to enroll in the Graduate Certificate or MLS Degree to take a course. Academic credit will still be earned with one course, and can be applied toward a certificate or degree if a student chooses to enroll at a later date.

How much time per week will online courses take?

Generally, students should plan to spend between 3-4 hours per credit per week on online law courses, including reading assigned materials, viewing presentations online, participating in discussions, and completing writing projects.

How will I receive official communications from Seton Hall Law and my online course instructor?

Official communications will be sent via your Seton Hall email account and/or within the Blackboard system. It is very important for you to have access to your Seton Hall email account and to check it often.

Will my certificate or degree state that I earned it online?

No, certificates and degrees earned online are identical to those issued for campus-based programs. Distance education does not affect your certificate or degree.

Is Seton Hall Law School accredited?

Yes. This includes the online courses. Please view our official accreditations here.

What are the technical requirements?

All students need access to a computer and internet. Technical requirements can be viewed here. If you need help with PirateNet, your email or BlackBoard please contact us at 973-642-8017.

Does Seton Hall Law School accept transfer credit?

Yes. Please view our official Transfer of Credit Policy.

Will any online credits earned transfer to the Juris Doctor (JD)?

No. Credits earned in the graduate certificate or the MLS program do not transfer into the JD program.


Division of Online Learning

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