City Law School cuts fees to boost loyalty

The City Law School is slashing the prices offered to existing students starting new courses in a bid to reinforce its cradle to grave motto.

The school will be knocking 500 off the cost of its Graduate Entry LLB, Graduate Diploma in Law, Legal Practice Course (LPC) and Bar Vocational Course for successful students who choose to continue their studies with the provider.

It currently charges 10,600 for its LPC, just behind the most expensive providers BPP and Kaplan who charge 11,550 and 11,500 respectively.

However, if its prices remain static for the academic year 2009-2010, continuing students who have passed their previous course will be able to study their LPC for 10,100 – making it one of the cheapest LPC providers in London.

LPC director Gillian Woodworth denied the price cuts are being used to bump up numbers but instead as a tool to help students through the current financial crisis.

We take a cradle to grave approach here and we want to do everything possible to help them in every stage of their studies and careers. Times are tough and we are doing everything we can to make it a little bit easier for them, said Woodworth.

BPP offers a guaranteed place scheme for its GDL students wanting to study the LPC and provides a 20 per cent discount on its LLM International Business and LLM Commercial Law courses for existing students. The College of Law does not offer any discounts.

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