Increased PREP subsidy for Alberta students
April 14, 2020
April 14, 2020
The Law Society of Alberta recently announced an increase in its subsidy for the Practice Readiness Education Program (PREP) for the 2020/2021 year. Students in Alberta will now receive a tuition subsidy of $3,600 from the law society, thereby reducing the tuition fee to $2,500 + GST for this year only.
If the tuition fee payment was submitted in full
A refund cheque of $1,000 + GST will be issued for PREP tuition. This cheque will be made payable to the payee. For example, if a firm covered the cost of tuition fees the refund cheque will be made out to the firm and mailed to their office. If a student covered the cost of their tuition fees, a cheque will be issued to them and mailed to their primary address. Cheques are expected to arrive in four to six weeks.
If the payment plan option was selected and the first instalment payment was submitted
The instalment payment of $875 + GST will be applied to the total tuition fee bill of $2,500 + GST. The remaining payments will be adjusted to reflect the payment made and the increased subsidy from the law society. The remaining three instalments are $542 each + GST. Students were emailed a copy of their new invoice. The new invoice number is required when submitting the remaining instalment payments. Please take note of the remaining tuition fee payment due dates for PREP.
If a student has registered for PREP but has yet to submit a tuition fee payment
Please note that the original invoice for tuition fees has been canceled and replaced with a new one in the student’s online CPLED profile. This new invoice reflects the change in subsidy from the Law Society of Alberta. Therefore, if the option to pay the tuition fee in one payment was selected, there is an invoice for $2,500 + GST. If the payment plan option was selected, four instalment payments are $625 each + GST are required. Students were emailed a copy of their new invoice. The new invoice number is required when submitting payment(s) for your tuition fees.
As a reminder, please note that students will not receive access to PREP materials until their tuition fee payment has been processed by CPLED. Once payment is processed, they will receive access to the Procertas legal technology assessment. Phase one, the Foundation Modules will be available on June 1. For more information on accepted forms of payment, visit payment information.