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    Jun 13, 2024  
2014-2015 School of Law Bulletin 
2014-2015 School of Law Bulletin [Archived Bulletin]


Current Tuition

Information about current tuition and fees for full- and part-time options and per-credit loads can be found on the Student Accounts web page.

Special Tuition and Fees Policies for Institute Courses

The following policies and procedures apply to the Dispute Resolution Institute (DRI) and Health Law Institute (HLI) Summer Institute and January term courses, or condensed courses that are taught throughout the year and made available to non-degree students:

Non-Refundable Deposit: A $150 per course tuition deposit is charged to the student’s account for each Institute course at the time of registration. This deposit is non-refundable even if the student cannot take the course through no fault of the student. The tuition deposit is applied toward the total tuition amount.

Balance Due Date and Refunds: The balance of the tuition for Institute courses is due one week prior to the beginning class session for each course, after which no refunds are made, and a W will be recorded on the student’s transcript for course drops.

Deposits for Wait Listed Students: Wait-listed students for institute courses are not charged the $150 tuition deposit until they have a place in the course.

Payment Plans and Sanctions for Failure to Pay

Plan Required: All students must enter into a payment plan on August 1 of each year as described in the University’s Financial Agreement and Disclosure document. (See for details.)

Sanctions/Failure to Pay Timely: A student who is unable to keep current on his or her payment plan must immediately contact the Hamline Student Accounts office to determine whether he or she can revise his or her payment plan. If he or she does not revise or become current with his or her plan, the following sanctions will be applied until the student is current:

Registration: Students not current on their accounts may not add or drop any classes. NOTE: Inability to register may cause students to forfeit any registration priority they might otherwise have and may have a negative effect on their financial aid.

Grades: Students who have a significant overdue balance may not view their grades or review end-of-semester graded papers, exams, or other work until their financial hold is lifted.

Official Academic Documents: All account balances must be paid in full before final transcripts, diplomas, letters of good standing and similar documents will be issued.

Charges for Students Who Voluntarily Withdraw From Hamline During Fall or Spring Term

Tuition Tolling Date: For students who officially withdraw from Hamline Law during a semester (fall and spring), the amount of tuition owed is calculated according to the date on which the student notifies the Office of the Registrar of his or her intent to withdraw.

Withdrawal During Drop-Add Period: Students who officially withdraw from Hamline Law within the first 10 days of class for weekday students, and the first two weekends for weekend students (“drop period”) will not be responsible for any tuition charges.

Withdrawal Before Withdrawal Deadline: Between the end of the drop period and the date in the semester on which students have completed sixty percent of their classes, tuition owed will be prorated according to the schedule set by the Student Accounts office.

Withdrawal After Withdrawal Deadline: Students who withdraw from school after sixty percent of the semester has passed will be responsible for all tuition charges for the semester whether or not they complete their classes.

Date for Drop Period: The date for the end of the drop period in a particular term is posted on the academic calendar on the law school website. Tuition and fee(s) owed and reimbursement schedules vary for January and summer terms, depending on class length, class type, enrollment status, etc. Please see the specific term registration materials for details.

Last Day to Withdraw: For fall and spring semesters, the final day to withdraw from school with a notation of W is the last day of classes in that term. For abbreviated fall and spring, J-Term, and summer courses, the last date to withdraw is the last date of class meeting for the particular class.

Effect of Withdrawal, Full-Time to Part-Time Status: The prorated tuition schedule is also used to calculate the refund due a student who drops from full-time status to part-time status, from overload status (17 credits) to full-time status, or from part-time to less than part-time status.

Effect of Withdrawal, Fees: Student fees are not refundable if a student withdraws from school after the beginning of the term.

Charges for Students Who Drop One or More Courses but Remain Enrolled

Course Drops During Drop-Add Period, Full-Time or Part-Time Status: Students who drop one or more courses during the drop period will be assessed the part-time or full-time tuition rate (or a per-credit rate if they take fewer than 8 credits) based on the number of credits they are taking after the drop.

Involuntary Withdrawal and Leave of Absence Credit

Involuntary Leave of Absence Tuition Credit: A student who takes an involuntary leave of absence midway through an academic term may apply to the Associate Dean to receive a tuition credit to be applied to the student’s account during the term the student re-enrolls at Hamline Law. The decision whether to give a tuition credit and the amount is discretionary. Should a student not return to Hamline Law, tuition will be owed under the schedule described above.

Tuition Credit, Process: The Associate Dean for Academic Affairs determines whether the student receives this credit and provides appropriate notice to the student, the Office of Financial Aid, the Student Accounts Office, and the Office of the Registrar for the student’s file. The student must petition the Associate Dean for a tuition credit, describing the circumstances that necessitate the leave and providing documentation, where requested.

Credit Not Available to Enrolled Students: This policy shall not apply to a student who continues to be enrolled but who withdraws from one or more courses or converts from full- to part-time status.

Withdrawal and Financial Aid

Change in enrollment status
A student that withdraws or decreases enrollment status may receive a decrease in the institutional charges. (See withdraw charges policy from Student Accounts Office)

Return of financial aid
The date on record of a student’s withdrawal or leave is calculated based on when the student officially notifies Hamline of the withdrawal or leave. However, the withdrawal from all your classes prior to the last day to drop will necessitate the return of all of your financial aid. However, if a student is able to document class attendance for each course prior to the term census date, the last date of attendance may be used. The documentation must be completed within 7 days of the withdrawal date to be considered. At any point that a student receives a 100% refund of tuition; all state, institutional and private sources of aid will be returned.

If a student changes enrollment status after the last day to drop, the financial aid package may be adjusted to reflect the eligible available aid at the new enrollment level.

Federal (Title IV) refund policy:
Students that receive federal aid who cease enrollment after a term starts and before completing 60% of the term will need to return a portion of their federal aid. The percentage of federal aid returned is determined from a calculation using the effective withdrawal or leave date on record and number of days in the period of enrollment. The federal refund calculation and return of federal aid may also need to be completed for any withdrawn or dropped courses within the term, if the student is enrolled in a term which has at least one class that is offered in modules or short classes that do not extend the entire term.

State refund policy:
Students who receive state aid who withdraw before tuition is due will have their state aid withdrawn. If a student ceases attendance after the census date and before completing 60% of the term they will need to return a portion of their state aid. The percentage of state aid returned is determined from a calculation using the effective withdrawal or leave date along with other considerations such as percentage of award funded by state funds, payment on accounts, and amount refunded to federal programs.

Institutional refund Policy:
Students who receive merit and/or need based institutional grants and scholarships who withdraw before tuition is due will have their institutional financial aid withdrawn. If they cease attendance after the census date, the aid is reduced by the same percent as the student’s tuition is reduced.

Technology Requirements

Law students are required to have or purchase a computer and, from time to time, other technology such as TurningPoint clickers that are necessary for classroom use. See admissions materials for information on the law school’s specific computer requirements and related technology policies.