Satisfactory Progress

  • Financial aid recipients must meet qualitative (GPA) and quantitative (pace) requirements to maintain satisfactory academic progress (SAP) towards their degree.
  • SAP review takes place:
    • JD students – after spring semester
    • LLM and MLS students – after each term
  • All credit definitions included herein are based on the Law School Student Handbook and the Academic Standards Code (ASC).
  • Students are awarded financial aid up to a maximum of 90 credits unless a waiver of this requirement has been granted by appeal (see below). The minimum allowable credits were used to determine the credit ranges and year in school.

Beginning with academic year 2021-22, policies for all JD Law students:

Policies for Graduate Students (LLM and MLS programs):

For policy information from previous years, see Prior Year Policies.

Code of conduct – Student Financial Services staff

As members of the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA) we abide by and use NASFAA's Statement of Ethical Principles and Code of Conduct for Institutional Financial Aid Professionals. As such, we will:

  • Refrain from taking any action for his or her personal benefit.
  • Refrain from taking any action he or she believes is contrary to law, regulation, or the best interests of the students and parents he or she serves.
  • Ensure that the information he or she provides is accurate, unbiased, and does not reflect any preference arising from actual or potential personal gain.
  • Be objective in making decisions and advising his or her institution regarding relationships with any entity involved in any aspect of student financial aid.
  • Refrain from soliciting or accepting anything of other than nominal value from any entity (other than an institution of higher education or a governmental entity such as the U.S. Department of Education) involved in the making, holding, consolidating or processing of any student loans, including anything of value (including reimbursement of expenses) for serving on an advisory body or as part of a training activity of or sponsored by any such entity.
  • Disclose to his or her institution, in such manner as his or her institution may prescribe, any involvement with or interest in any entity involved in any aspect of student financial aid.

Refunds / Title IV Return of Funds Policy

For students receiving Title IV financial aid (Direct Stafford, Direct Graduate PLUS or Perkins loan), please refer to the Return of Title IV Funds Policy:

Return of Title IV Funds Policy / Institutional Tuition Refund Policy (PDF)

Contact us

Student Financial Services (SFS)
Sullivan Hall, Second Floor
901 12th Avenue
P.O. Box 222000
Seattle, WA 98122-1090

SFS Hours

Monday - Friday:
9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Late Hours*
Monday and Thursday
4:30-6:00 p.m.

*By appointment only

Hours are subject to change during exams, holidays, and summer session. Changes will be posted outside of the entrance to the Administrative Offices.

A drop box is located to the left of the Administrative Office doors for after-hours correspondence.