Earn Your Paralegal Degree Online

Learn legal essentials - from preparing legal paperwork and filing court documents to performing legal research - with our affordable, online Paralegal Studies Associate Degree program. Set your study schedule and work at the pace you want as you earn an affordable associate degree online.

Why Become a Paralegal?

Join the exciting and challenging field of law as a paralegal. Learn the legal essentials that will help you assist attorneys — from preparing legal paperwork and filing court documents to performing legal research — that can help build your knowledge and opportunities in legal-related professions. With our affordable, online Paralegal Studies Associate Degree program, you can study on your own schedule at a price that fits your budget, paying up to $79 a credit.
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Why Choose Penn Foster College?
At up to $79 per credit, and 3 easy payment plans to choose from, we can help you fit college into your budget.
On-Demand Learning
On-Demand Learning
No set class schedules so you set the pace and study when you can. Access instructors through text, phone, and email, or chat with fellow classmates online.
Prepare for in-demand careers
Prepare for in-demand careers
You can gain the knowledge, skills, and credentials to move toward success along a new or existing career path.
Mobile Friendly
Mobile-Friendly Flexibility
Our 24/7, on-demand learning platform is easy to use – at home or on the go – and you decide when to start and take your classes.
Personalized Goal Tracking
Personalized Goal Tracking
Set your own study schedule with progress-tracking and goal-setting tools that keep you moving forward.
All-Inclusive Program
Your tuition includes access to instructors, all your learning materials, and unlimited career support.
Student Experience
A Customized Learning Experience
With mobile-friendly coursework, progress-tracking and goal-setting tools, virtual simulations, and informative videos to help you succeed, the Penn Foster Experience (PFx) is online learning like no other.

Paralegal Studies Course Details

Take Paralegal courses in specialized legal topics like civil and criminal litigation, family and real estate law, wills and estates, and more to help you succeed in the legal industry. See the full curriculum here:
Penn Foster Curriculum

Paralegal A.S. Tuition

With flexible, affordable payment options, you can get started on your online Paralegal Studies Associate Degree today.
The advantage for me was that I could study on my time and still work and support my family. I could still spend time with my kids and get my education at the same time. With my kids watching me continue and strive for a better education, hopefully it encourages them to pursue a good career path.
Myron W.
Paralegal Studies Graduate
Paralegal Studies Student

Why Should I Become a Paralegal?

If you’re interested in a challenging and exciting career, a Paralegal Associate degree can help you take the first step toward a job in law. A Paralegal degree can help you to prepare for a position assisting attorneys, preparing legal paperwork, and conducting legal research. Most Paralegals work full time in an office setting, with an average starting salary of $51,740.¹
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¹ Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Paralegals and Legal Assistants, on the Internet here (visited June 22, 2020). Statements found in the United States Department of Labor Occupational Outlook Handbook are not a guarantee of any post-graduation salary, in part because the data used to create the Occupational Outlook Handbook includes workers from differing educational backgrounds, levels of experience, and geographic areas of the country.