Payments and Payment Plans

Payments

All tuition and fees for each semester are due at the end of the first full week of classes.

For a detailed listing of tuition, fees, and other costs associated with attending law school, please see the Student Financial Services Tuition and Fees page, or an overview of costs can be found on the Cost of Attendance worksheet.

The following may apply to student accounts:

  • A late payment fee of $100 will be charged to all accounts not paid in full by the end of the first full week of classes. Late payment fees will be assessed to the student account if the financial aid award does not cover in full the amount due, and the student fails to pay the remaining balance by the end of the first full week of classes. Late fees will also be assessed if the student's failure to complete financial aid paper work by specified dates delays financial aid disbursements.
  • Interest will be charged on all accounts not paid in full by the end of the first full week of classes at a rate of 1.5%.
  • A service fee of $25 will be charged for all returned checks. Late fees will be assessed if accounts are still open past the end of the first full week of classes. After three returned checks, payment must be made in cash, by money order or cashier's check.
  • Failure to make payment during any semester will result in a hold on the student's transcript, preventing any further class registration.
  • Delinquent accounts may be referred to a collection agency and reported to national credit bureaus. All expenses and fees the School of Law incurs during this process are added to the student account.
  • Please see Payment Plans section below for information on setting up a payment plan with the Business Office.

Tuition Refunds

A law student choosing to withdraw from a class or school is subject to the following Institutional Tuition Refund Policy:

Fall or Spring Schedule
Withdraw by: % of Refund:
Last day of first full week 100%
Last day of second full week 80%
Last day of third full week 70%
Last day of fourth full week 60%
Last day of fifth full week 50%
Last day of sixth full week 40%
Last day of seventh full week 30%
Last day of eighth full week 0%
Summer Schedule
Withdraw by: % of Refund:
Last day of first full week 100%
Last day of second full week 75%
Last day of third full week 50%
Last day of fourth full week 25%
Last day of fifth full week 0%

Note: The Institutional Refund Policy uses a different schedule than the applicable schedule for Title IV Funds, and may result in a balance being owed to the University. If a balance does occur, charges should be resolved through the Business Office.

Law School Payment Plans

  • Our School of Law payment plan is one of two options available.  The student must make a down payment of 50% of the total amount of tuition & fees due (financial aid and/or scholarships disbursed count toward this down payment), then pay the remainder of the balance in two equal payments on set dates throughout the semester.
  • A 1.5% deferred payment fee will be added to the remaining balance.
  • A signed copy of the Payment Plan Agreement will be on file in the Business Office.
  • Failure to complete payments on scheduled dates will result in the retroactive addition of late fees, as well as any other applicable fees.
  • The second payment plan option, administered monthly by Sallie Mae, is called Tuition Pay.  The plan enrollment dates for the 2014-15 academic year are as follows:
           10-month plan 7/15 - 9/3/2014
           Fall only 7/15 - 9/3/2014
           Spring only 1/1 - 2/1/2014
           Summer only 3/15 - 6/10/2014

For additional information, contact the Business Office at (206) 398.4050.