Paralegal FAQs

  • When do classes meet?Paralegal Program classes meet primarily on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., and on Saturday mornings from 9:00 a.m. to noon. Classes for the Summer Immersion Program are held from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday during the first five weeks and Monday through Thursday for the duration of the program.

    Can I get federal financial aid for your program?
    Federal aid is available to those students who qualify. The loan eligibility is based on the information provided by the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).

    When are payments due?
    Payments are due in three installments, at the beginning of each semester.

    May I transfer credits into the program from another paralegal program? 

    Permission of the Paralegal Program Executive Director is required to transfer any required or elective courses into the program. Only courses from an ABA approved program are transferable upon the discretion of the Executive Director. A maximum of 9 semester credit hours as transfer credits will be allowed for all paralegal courses (required and elective).

    How much do books cost?
    Approximately $1,000 for the entire program, if all new books are purchased.

    Where do I buy my books?
    A booklist will be provided so that students can order books online; some books can be purchased directly through the Paralegal Program office.

    What about parking?
    Parking is free to all Capital University Law School students. Students will receive a parking pass at orientation. Students can only park at the Law School after 4:00 p.m. and on weekends.

    How long will I have to study each week?
    Students can expect to study 1-3 hours for each hour spent in class; study time increases when there is a paper or other major assignment involved.

    Is there an internship requirement?
    Since most students work full time or have other significant responsibilities during the day, we do not require an internship. We are, however, able to provide internships to most students who are interested in obtaining one.

    How will I be graded?
    Classes are graded utilizing the standard grading scale (93-100%=A, 90-92.99%=A-, etc.).

    For more information, contact the Paralegal office at paralegal@law.capital.edu or at (614) 236-6885.