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Paralegal FAQs


Paralegal FAQs

What educational level is required to enter the program?
A high school diploma or equivalent is required to enter the program. Basic computer and Internet skills are also necessary. No SAT/ACT required.

When can I start?
Classes begin in January, March, April, June, August and October. You may start your program at any time classes begin.

How much does it cost? Is there financial aid available?
The cost is $279 for each course plus books. Financial aid is available. See our financial aid page for more information or call Registration at 470-578-6765.

Are books required? How much are they and where do I buy them?
Books are required for most courses and are available at the KSU Center bookstore. Individual book prices vary. Books range from $30 to $212, average cost is $90. Check the individual course descriptions for book titles and the bookstore website for pricing.

How long does it take to complete the course?
You may complete the program at your own pace. We recommend that you take two courses per quarter, which will allow you to complete the program in approximately 12 months. You must complete all 13 courses within 3 years to obtain your Paralegal Certificate.

Will I be placed in a job when finished?
We offer internships and job postings via email to our Georgia Law trained classroom students and recent graduates. You contact the employers directly. 50% of our students secure positions from these postings.

Do you offer an online program?
The Georgia Law Paralegal Certificate program is not offered online. The classes are taught live by attorneys at the KSU Center to allow full discussion and understanding of the courses. The Legal Research and Writing courses are held on-site at the Joe R. Edwards law library giving you hands on experience in this very important area.

KSU offers an online American General Law Paralegal Certificate. See here for details.

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Occupational Trends
17% Growth

According to the United States Department of Labor, employment of paralegals and legal assistants is projected to grow 17 percent from 2012 to 2022, faster than the average for all occupations.