Costs, Pell Grants, Financial Aid for Incarcerated Students


Please be aware that tuition rates will be changing starting in the Fall #1 2023 semester! For the Spring #1, Spring #2 and Summer 2023 semesters, the current rate will still apply.


$264 per credit hour or typically $794 per course (this does not apply to the MBA degree)

NOTE: CLS by Barbri courses (Paralegal Courses), have a different tuition rate.


Full course tuition payment is required at the time of course registration. Payment for the spring semester must be received after January 1. Payment for all other terms must be received by the start of the class ad no earlier than 1 month before the course start date.

Financial Aid/Pell Grants

Congress removed federal financial educational aid for incarcerated individuals when the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act passed in 1994. Therefore, no federal aid in the form of Pell Grants or guaranteed loans is available to students in state or federal correctional facilities. If you are a veteran or a child of a veteran, you may be eligible for veteran’s educational benefits. Most incarcerated students utilize private sources of funding to pay for their education. This can include funding from savings, family members, supporters, Tribes, church groups, non-profit organizations, etc.

At this time, we are awaiting further guidance from the U.S. Department of Education to provide more information.  We thank you in advance for your patience and hope to have more updates soon.

Upon release from federal or state prison, you may be eligible for federal aid. You must first complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at In addition, you must be admitted to a degree seeking program. Again, just remember that you cannot use or access any Pell Grant or federal student loan funds while you are incarcerated.