Procedures and Fees

Contact Information:
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To be considered for admission, you must hold a bachelor's degree (in any major) or associate of arts degree, or the equivalent of 60 semester credits from an accredited college or university. Exceptions to this policy may be made on a very limited basis, taking into consideration such factors as work experience and commitment to the legal field.

Please submit the following to be considered for admission:

  1. Completed Paralegal Application with the $25 application fee; (Apply Online to waive the application fee).
  2. A 100-200 word essay explaining why you are interested in enrolling in the program.
  3. Official college transcript(s).
  4. If you have less than 60 semester credits, you must also submit a chronological resume detailing all work experience in addition to the above. You will be notified regarding acceptance at our earliest possible opportunity. It is not uncommon to be contacted close to the start date.
  5. If you have a degree from a foreign country, you must have your transcript evaluated professionally and successfully pass the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) exam with a certain score.For more information on the TOEFL exam, please visit:


  • $25.00 application fee (waived with on-line application)
  • Upon acceptance, $75.00 registration fee
  • $5,695.00 Tuition (Subject to University Tuition Rate Increases)

To register for a Legal Specialty Course:

All materials should be sent to:

Fairleigh Dickinson University
Administrative Offices
285 Madison Avenue, M-DH2-02
Madison, NJ 07940
Attn: Paralegal Studies

Completed applications are reviewed regularly and applicants are promptly notified whether or not he/she has been admitted to the program. If you are an applicant with less than 60 semester credits, you may be notified as late as the week of class starts.

Loan Programs:

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Students will be entitled to tuition refunds or cancellation of charges for tuition, other than the $25.00 application fee and the $75.00 registration fee, in accordance with the following schedule below. Refunds are based upon payment of 100% of the tuition. While the University permits students to pay through deferred payment programs, refunds are not calculated on partial payments.


Prior to the first day ………………. 100% cancellation of tuition

During the first week ………………. 90% credit for tuition charges only

During the second week …………… 80% credit for tuition charges only

During the third week ……………… 60% credit for tuition charges only

During the fourth week ……………. 40% credit for tuition charges only

During the fifth week ………………. 20% credit for tuition charges only

Thereafter…………………………………No refunds of tuition and fees

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The Application Packet includes:

  • The application form.
  • Essay (100/200 words).
  • $25.00 application fee. A credit card form is available for the fee.
  • Apply Online to waive the application fee.
  • Official college transcripts. These can be submitted directly to the program.
  • Waived applicants should include a chronological resume.

Please submit your application, essay and payment to:

Fairleigh Dickinson University
Paralegal Studies Program
285 Madison Avenue,
Madison, NJ 07940