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Financial Aid

Loan Disbursement and Budgeting Refunds

 

Students enrolled during the Summer need to be attentive to when loans will disburse and whether they will need to save a portion of their Summer refund to help pay for Fall and Spring living expenses. Here’s some information to help you anticipate and manage your financial aid disbursements over the course of the whole academic year.

 

 

Summer Session 1 If you specifically informed the Financial Aid Office that you would be enrolled in Summer Session I, by submitting our online form about enrollment assumptions, your Summer loans will be scheduled to disburse no earlier than May 30, the first day of classes in the session.
Summer Session 2 If you did not communicate your Summer enrollment plans to our office, or if you are only taking classes during Summer Session II, your Summer loans will be scheduled to disburse no earlier than July 6, the first day of classes in the session.
Fall

First-Year Law Students: Your Fall loans will be scheduled to disburse no earlier than August 14, the first day of the Legal Methods course.

All Other Law Students: Your Fall loans will be scheduled to disburse no earlier than August 28 the first day of Fall classes.

Spring All Law Students: Your Spring loans will be scheduled to disburse no earlier than January 8, the first day of Spring classes.

 

Calculating Potential Account Refunds

We strongly suggest that you download and complete the worksheet below, especially if your financial aid award letter includes the Summer semester. This worksheet is a tool to help you estimate your per-semester financial aid refund or account balance due.

To complete the worksheet you will need to refer to:

 

 BUDGET WORKSHEET 

 

After completing the worksheet, please submit the 2017-18 Financial Aid Response Form to begin processing your loans.

If you will receive refunds from financial aid in 2017-18, budget carefully over the entire academic year!

Refund amounts can vary by semester and your Summer refund may be larger than your Fall and/or Spring refunds. Therefore, you may need to set aside a portion of your Summer refund to address Fall/Spring expenses.