Santa Clara University

Bursars Office

                                         LAW SCHOOL TUITION REFUND POLICY

The date on which a student formally withdraws or drops a class will be the effective date on which any refund of tuition will be determined, not the last date of attendance by the student. Students that fail to drop a course, even if they do not attend, or fail to notify the University of his/her intent to withdrawal, regardless of the reason, will be responsible to pay all tuition and fee charges reflecting on the account once the withdrawal/drop is processed. Informing your Dean, academic department or your instructor does not constitute withdrawal. To protect yourself and your family against financial loss due to an unexpected medical condition, please refer to the Dewar's website for information on the tuition insurance plan offered by SCU.

 

Withdrawal from school:

The following schedule is for full and part-time students who request to be withdrawn completely or are granted a leave of absence from the School of Law after the start of the semester. The start of the semester is considered to be the first date on which instruction begins in the School of Law. The following schedule does not apply to students who reduce their course load.

  •             During the first week of the semester, 100%, less $250 registration cancellation fee.
  •             During the second week of the semester.................................................... 60%
  •             During the third week of the semester........................................................ 40%
  •             During the fourth week of the semester...................................................... 20%
     

Withdrawal from full-time status - First year students:

First year full-time students may transfer to the part time division with the permission of the Senior Assistant Dean for student services.  During the first four weeks of the semester, this division transfer will result in a tuition credit amount equal to the difference between the full-time tuition rate and the part-time tuition rate. After the fourth week of the semester, first year full-time students who transfer to the part-time division will not receive any refund or tuition credit.

 

Withdrawal from courses – Upper division students:

Upper division and JD/MBA students who formally withdraw from courses with the consent of the Senior Assistant Dean for Student Services and the professor will be refunded according to the following schedule:

 

  •             During the first week of the semester…………………………………100%
  •             During the second week of the semester.................................................... 60%
  •             During the third week of the semester........................................................ 40%
  •             During the fourth week of the semester...................................................... 20%

 

All Law Students: 

PLEASE NOTE - if you withdrawal or drop below half-time status you may no longer be eligible to receive financial aid or student loans. Your account will be adjusted accordingly and the aid returned to the appropriate program. If you have received a refund for these funds, you must reimburse Santa Clara University immediately.  For more information on financial aid forfeiture, please visit the Financial Aid website or make an appointment with your Financial Aid Counselor.

No refunds will be made because of curtailment of services brought about as a result of strikes, acts of God, civil insurrection, riots or threats thereof, or other causes beyond the control of the University.

 

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