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Here you'll find the information you need to become an informed consumer of a Western State College of Law education. From financial aid facts and forms, to information from our Student Services and Career Services departments, to academic information including course information, textbooks, and catalogs are all available here.

Western State College of Law will also provide any specific consumer information documents or reports upon request in writing. To receive a copy, please send a written request to the Financial Aid Office directly and allow the staff twenty four hours to process your request and to send your requested information to you.

Financial Aid Resources

Please contact Student Services for more information.


Western State College of Law
Student Finance Office
1 Banting
Irvine, CA 92618-3601

Phone: (714) 459-1120
Fax: (714) 525-6721


Monday: 9:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday: 9:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 9:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Thursday: 9:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Friday: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Western State College of Law is no longer participating in Federal Student Aid programs effective February 27, 2019.  Below are some links that Western State students may find helpful.

  • Changes to your Free Application for Federal Student Aid, such as removing or adding schools, may be made at
  • For general information regarding federal student aid, and related announcements, go to  Information related to Federal Loan Discharge can be found here, should the law school be forced to close its doors. Should this happen, the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA) has created NextStepsEd to assist displaced students whose college and career schools closed while they were enrolled, or shortly after they withdrew, in navigating their options. 
  • The National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA) has created NextStepsEd to assist displaced students whose college and career schools closed while they were enrolled, or shortly after they withdrew, in navigating their options.
  • A resource for California students is the Office of Student Assistance & Relief (OSAR), part of the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education, Department of Consumer Affairs of the State of California.  For more information go to  Qualified students who suffered economic loss may be eligible for relief through the Student Tuition Recovery Fund (STRF),

Please contact the Western State Student Services Office by email at, or by calling 714.459.1120 for information regarding or assistance in obtaining, academic transcripts ( or copies of account history, if needed.

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Law School Programs

At Western State College of Law our JD in Law program is designed to help you develop skills that are vital to professional achievement in the legal field.

The following links provide you with the information you need to understand what we offer, how our law school is fully approved by the American Bar Association*, and how much it will cost to attend our law school so you can make the right decision about your career in the legal field, or to advance your current career path with a JD degree.

*Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar of the American Bar Association, 321 North Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60654, 312-988-6738. Western State College of Law at Argosy University is a campus of Argosy University.

Argosy University is accredited by the Senior College and University Commission of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (985 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 100, Alameda, California, 94501,

Average Units Attempted Per Term and Average Time to Graduation

The program is designed to be completed in as little as three (3) academic years (two (2) semesters per year) of full-time study, or in as little as four (4) years of part-time study. Full-time students typically enroll for fifteen (15) units per semester and are not required to take summer classes. Part-time students typically take nine (9) or ten (10) units per semester and also three (3) to five (5) units in the summer to complete the program in as little as four (4) years.


Taking time off from coursework, registering for fewer hours, or unsuccessful attempts at course completion may increase the total length of the program and overall cost of education. Transfer credits awarded toward your program may decrease the overall length and cost of education.

Transfer credit is evaluated on a case-by-case basis. Western State College of Law offers no guarantee that credit earned at another institution will be accepted into a program of study offered by Western State College of Law.

Refund Policy, Requirements for Withdrawal, and Return of Title IV (Federal) Financial Aid

Our refund policy can be found by clicking here.


Examples of the cost of attendance estimates used can be found by clicking here.

Academic Programs/Educational Programs

Review the courses we offer by checking out our program pages. Or, you can view our academic catalog.


To find out more about our library and classrooms, explore our Viewbook.


Our faculty provide a nurturing atmosphere for our students. They foster an atmosphere where teaching methods are geared towards the success of our students. To learn more about our faculty, click here.

Transfer of Credit

Transfer of Credit Policies can be found by clicking here.

Transfer credit is evaluated on a case-by-case basis. Western State College of Law offers no guarantee that credit earned at another institution will be accepted into a program of study offered by Western State College of Law

Accreditation and Licensing

Information regarding accreditation and licensing can be found here. If you would like to review the official accreditation and licensing documentation, they can be found in the President's office.

Licensure Pass Rates

Some programs either require or suggest that students pass licensing exams in order to move forward in their chosen field and career. For more information on specific requirements, test information, location and dates, please speak with your Academic Advisor. 

Western State College of Law does not guarantee third-party certification/licensure. Outside agencies control the requirements for taking and passing certification/licensing exams and are subject to change without notice to Western State College of Law.

Graduation/Completion Rates

The Student Right to Know Act, as regulated by the Department of Education, requires the publication of graduation/completion rates.

Annual Retention Rates

For information on our annual retention rates, please click here.

Privacy of Student Records – Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

To find out more about your rights as a student, including the rights and procedures relating to your right to view your education records click here, and download our Request to Prevent Disclosure.

Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)

With specific guidance from our accrediting bodies and the federal government, the school has established a mandatory Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) policy in order to help provide guidelines for students in maintaining their academic progress towards completion of a degree.  Failure to comply with the established SAP policy could result in a loss of financial aid eligibility along with eventual academic probation and dismissal.  Please be aware that dropping courses, reducing course load and failing courses will negatively affect your academic progress.  The school has established periodic checkpoints to monitor student progress and to provide early intervention and corrective measures when appropriate.  It is the student's responsibility to be aware of and understand the current SAP policy, which can be found here, along with being available in the school Course List & Syllabi.  Please contact your student academic advisor with any questions regarding the policy or to review your current academic standing.

Student Diversity

Information regarding student diversity can be found in our Student Diversity document.

Program Improvements

From time to time, it is important for academic programs to make improvements to their curriculum or teaching style to stay in line with industry standards and changes.

Textbook Links

Syllabi and Booklists

A list of text books for the courses we offer can be found here.

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Student Services

Our Students Are Our Primary Concern

Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy

At Western State, we take issues surrounding your health and safety very seriously. Information about our school security policies, crime statistics, crime logs, fire safety policies, fire statistics, and our fire log can be found in our crime report.

Disability Services

Information regarding our disability services can be found by clicking here.

SaVE Training

We are providing this training program to educate students, faculty, and staff about Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the Campus Sexual Violence Elimination (SaVE) Act and the VAWA/Clery Act. This training provides information on several topics relevant to college life: sexuality, sexual violence prevention, dating/domestic violence and stalking prevention, bystander intervention, and discrimination prevention.

The training also provides resources for reporting and resolving violence. Our schools prohibit the crimes of dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking. These crimes will not be tolerated and will result in sanctions up to and including expulsion.

Security Alerts

In the event of an emergency, our alert system will be enabled where timely information and instruction regarding the status of the emergency will be provided. Students now can also receive emergency messages via email, mobile phone, home phone and text messaging directly to the communication device of each recipient's choice. Students simply need to update their personal profile in their Student Portal to begin receiving emergency messages.

Voter Registration for Students

United States citizens who are students of voting age can find voter information specific to their state of residence while attending school by clicking here.

Vaccination Policy

The state in which the institution is located currently does not require students to have any specific vaccination to attend the school.

Drug and Alcohol Policies

Policies regarding drug and alcohol use can be found by clicking here.

Copyright Infringement Policies and Sanctions

Policies regarding copyright infringement and sanctions regarding violation of those policies can be found by clicking here.

Cohort Default Rate

For information on cohort default rates, please click here. Cohort default rates help to measure the percentage of students within a specific cohort who enter into repayment on federal student loans within a specific timeframe. The United States Government releases official data once per academic year, with the new rates scheduled to be released in September of this year. Please contact your Student Financial Services professional with questions regarding these rates.

Annual Report

The school has created an annual report, found here, based on regulations from the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education pursuant to California Education Code (CEC) section 94934. The Institution reports the required aggregate information for all locations (main and all branches) in a calendar year, which includes information such as number of degrees conferred, completion and placement by program, and financial aid program participation.

Transcript Request

Our Transcript Request form can be found by clicking here.

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Loan Calculators

Loan Repayment Estimators

If you will be utilizing student loans to help pay for your education, we have provided a few loan calculators as helpful resources to get an idea of what your loan repayment options and amounts might be. All results are estimates based on information that you will provide and cannot be considered an offer or promise of any kind as to your actual loan repayment amounts. Loan amounts, interest rates, repayment plans and the length of repayment can all change and all will affect the actual monthly payment amount you may need to make along with your total amount repaid at the end of your loan terms.

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Outside Resources

Important External Links

The College Scorecard Web Site

The College Scorecard is a planning tool and resource assists prospective students and their families as they evaluate options in selecting a school; it is located here.

The College Navigator Web Site

The College Navigator Web site is a consumer tool that provides school information to include tuition and fees, retention and graduation rates, use of financial aid, student loan default rates and features a cost calculator and school comparison tool. The College Navigator is located here.

The Paying for College Web page

The Paying for College Web page is a resource for prospective students to review financial information about multiple colleges and universities. By entering the names of up to three schools, a prospective student can receive detailed financial information on each one and enter actual financial aid award information. The tool can be accessed here.

State Contact Information for Student Complaints

Please click here for state consumer complaint contact information.

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Get in touch at or (714) 459-1101

Admissions Office Hours:

Monday through Friday
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

    Mailing Address:

    Western State College of Law
    1 Banting
    Irvine, California 92618

    Fax Number:

    (714) 525-6721