<img src="//bat.bing.com/action/0?ti=4012132&amp;Ver=2" height="0" width="0" style="display:none; visibility: hidden;">
Talk or Text: (713) 529-2778
Is Paralegal Career Training Right for You? Take the Free Quiz!
Center for Advanced Legal Studies Paralegal Education and Training
Talk or Text: (713) 529-2778


Center for Advanced Legal Studies is a private and independent college that has specialized in paralegal studies since 1987. All tuition received is dedicated to paralegal programs and to the advancement of paralegal and related careers. Because of this, CALS is able to provide some of the most specialized and dedicated paralegal training available

Tuition for all programs is $350.00 per semester hour.

For complete information, please see Paralegal Certificate, AAS Degree - Paralegal, or Bachelor of Arts: Law and Business programs.

Public vs Private vs Non-Profit

Understandably, there is a great deal of confusion regarding the cost of attending college. Are there financial advantages for students attending public colleges or universities? What about private and nonprofit institutions? How do they compare to state-funded public colleges?

Average Tuition and Fees per Year *  
Public Two-Year In-District (i.e. Community Colleges) $3,860.00
Public Four-Year In-State $10,950.00
Public Four-Year Out-of-State $28,240.00
Private Nonprofit Four-Year $39,400.00
For-Profit $15,710.00
Center for Advanced Legal Studies $11,415.00



* Trends in Higher Education - 2022-23, CollegeBoard.com

How does CALS compare?

Center for Advanced Studies is able to provide private, specialized paralegal education and career training at the same tuition level as public four-year colleges and universities while receiving no government subsidies or taxpayer support. Tuition at CALS is also significantly lower than Private Nonprofit institutions providing our students with exceptional value.

Graduates Benefit from CALS Specialized Paralegal Education & Experience

  • Student-Faculty ratio averages 25-1;
  • No out-of-state fees for non-resident students;
  • Career placement services focus on your legal career;
  • The curriculum is based on the legal industry and employer needs;
  • Long-standing relationships and reputation with the legal community;
  • Outreach to employers through innovative resources;
  • Faculty has an average of 20 years of experience in the legal profession;
  • Over 35 years specializing in paralegal education and beginning successful careers;
  • Expert legal instruction is provided through collaborative classroom experiences;
  • Professional and knowledgeable staff available to assist you from beginning to end;
  • Your class schedule is arranged for you;
  • Learning resources, textbooks, and software are distributed to you;
  • Every dollar invested is allocated directly to the support of your paralegal education and career advancement.
New Call-to-actionSchedule a call with an Admission RepresentativeParalegal Program Application