Current federal law requires each eligible institution participating in Title IV federal financial aid programs to provide student financial assistance and other institutional information.
Law students must adhere to the same policies and practices established by Saint Louis University as any other student including financial aid policies if they are receiving Title IV federal financial aid. This includes maintaining Satisfactory Academic Progress in order to be eligible for financial aid.
Each student has a right and responsibility for knowing the University policies, in addition to the policies established by the School of Law. The student is the borrower and, as such, the financial aid status of law students will only be discussed with the student.
As in other schools, the primary responsibility for meeting the educational and personal maintenance costs rests with the student. Financial aid is awarded to help in meeting direct educational expenses. The total amount of aid awarded cannot exceed the standard cost of attendance budget for a student at this law school. Students who plan to request financial aid through the federal government must submit a FAFSA. Falsification or misrepresentation of any part of the financial aid application or process will result in denial, withdrawal or required repayment of aid funds. Misrepresentation of information submitted on applications for federally sponsored funds will subject the filer to sanctions under provisions of the United States Criminal Code.
Academic transcripts and enrollment verifications will be withheld for any student or graduate who defaults on University loans or federal loan aid directly administered by SLU LAW.
Law students are typically enrolled for a fall and spring semester with tuition billed one semester at a time. Bills for the fall semester are mailed at the end of July with payment arrangements due in August. Bills for the spring semester are mailed in December with payment arrangements due in January.
Financial arrangements for the fall semester are due by Aug. 1. For those student registered prior to July 1, semester billing statements will be mailed July 10. If students have not received a billing statement or registered after July 1, student can view their bills online.
Financial arrangements for the spring semester are due by Jan. 2. For those students registered prior to Dec. 1, semester billing statements will be mailed out Dec. 10. If students have not received a billing statement or registered after Dec. 1, students can view their bills online.
Student who have not received a bill should also check their addresses on Banner Self-Service. Bills are mailed to the address type in this order: billing, permanent and then local. Update any old addresses and add your correct billing, permanent and local addresses.
There are three payment plans available for students.
- Pay your semester bill in full to Saint Louis University. The balance can be covered in full by student aid, such as scholarships, remission and loans. No finance charge will accrue if the account is paid in full by the stated due date. Full payment for the fall semester is Aug. 1; full payment for the spring semester is Jan 1.
- Make monthly, interest-free payments during the semester. If you choose this option, you will be assessed a per-semester fee of $75.00.
- Make monthly payments during the semester. If you choose this option, you will be assessed a 1% interest charge each month on your unpaid balance.
Payment Due Dates
For either of the monthly plans, payment due dates are Aug. 1, Sept. 1, Oct. 1, Nov. 1 and Dec. 1 for the semester and Jan. 1, Feb. 1, March 1, April 1 and May 1 for the spring semester.
Choosing a Payment Plan
Typically, students with an outstanding balance of between $4,000 and $5,000 or more will benefit from choosing the payment plan with the enrollment fee (option 2). Students with smaller outstanding balances are more likely to benefit from choosing the payment plan with the 1% interest charge (option 3).
Under either payment option, a $50 late fee will be assessed each time a payment is submitted late. Students enrolled in the payment plan with the enrollment fee (option 2) will automatically be switched to the payment plan with the 1% interest charge (option 3) if they are late making more than one payment. Interest charges and late fees will not be assessed until after Sept. 1 for the fall semester.
All law students are expected to comply with the University's tuition payment schedule as published in the general University bulletin and listed on the tuition bill. Any student who fails to meet the University's announced deadline for the initial tuition payment will be dropped from their classes. When financial arrangements have been completed, the student may be re-registered, and there is a $50 late registration fee that will be charged. There are no exceptions to this late registration fee.
Students who matriculate, pay the assessed tuition and then withdraw from the School of Law may be refunded a portion of the paid tuition.
For the fall/spring semester, a student may withdraw up to the end of the second week of classes and be refunded 100% of the tuition charge; up to the end of the third week of classes will be 90%; up to the end of the fourth week of classes will be 80%; and up to the end of the fifth week of classes will be 70%. At the beginning of the sixth week of classes, no tuition will be refunded.
Students who drop classes during the fall/spring semesters and do not withdraw from the School may only receive a 100% refund in the difference in tuition costs during the first two weeks of classes. At the beginning of the third week of classes, there will be no tuition refunds for changing enrollment and dropping classes.
For the summer semester, a student may withdraw up to the point of the first week of classes and be refunded 100% of the tuition charge; up to the end of the second week of classes will be 80%; and up to the end of the third week of classes will be 60%.
Students should contact the School of Law assistant director of student financial services and financial education before changing enrollment status, studying at another institution or applying for loans. There are specific procedures to follow. In most instances, the assistant director can provide the appropriate information or procedure to streamline the process.
Instances in which students should contact the assistant director:
- Return of Title IV funds
- Withdraw from the School of Law
- Visiting students
- Study abroad
- Applying for alternative or private loans
Rights and Responsibilities
To know all the federal, University and private student financial assistance programs available.
To know the policies, procedures, forms, deadlines and eligibility requirements to apply for scholarship/financial aid and the criteria for selecting recipients.
To know the policies, procedures, forms, deadlines and eligibility requirements for a program of study abroad/away.
To know the costs of attending the University, how those costs are determined, and how your student budget is developed.
To know what resources we have considered in calculating your financial need, how your FAFSA's Expected Family Contribution was determined, and how much of your financial need has been met.
To know the standards required for maintaining Satisfactory Academic Progress for scholarship/financial aid eligibility.
To know how and when disbursement of scholarship/financial aid is made, the University's refund policy for costs paid to the University, and any refund due to Title IV federal/state and other student assistance programs.
To know the terms and conditions of any loans, employment or scholarships you receive.
To know the policies and procedures used to maintain confidentiality of scholarship/financial aid records. Saint Louis University complies with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974.
To know whom and how to contact the scholarship/financial aid staff regarding information on scholarship/financial aid assistance programs.
To know the academic programs of the University, the facilities available, and faculty and instructional staff.
To expect fair treatment, Saint Louis University's office of student financial services does not discriminate on bases of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability or veteran status. All University policies, practices and procedures are administered in a manner consistent with our Catholic, Jesuit identity.
To know the names of bodies which accredit, approve or license the University and its programs, and how these documents may be reviewed.
To know the University's Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Policy.
To know the completion or graduation and job placement rates of University students.
To know the University's federal loan default rate.
To know campus security policies and crime statistics.
To know what facilities and services are available to University students with disabilities.
To read and consider all information about the University before you enroll.
To complete all University applications thoroughly and accurately, and submit them to the appropriate office(s) by required deadlines.
To accurately and honestly complete your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA or Renewal FAFSA), and all other academic and scholarship/financial aid eligibility information you submit to the University. False or misleading information is a criminal offense and is subject to a $10,000 fine, imprisonment, or both.
To use any federal, state, University, or private scholarship/financial aid received solely for expenses related to attendance at Saint Louis University or an approved study-abroad/away program.
To comply with Quality Assurance Program requirements (if you are selected as a participant), provide verification or additional information as requested by the University, and submit corrections or new information, as appropriate.
To read, understand and accept responsibility for all forms or agreements you sign. We recommend you keep copies for your records.
To report to the office of student financial services if you are in default on a student loan, or if you owe a refund or repayment on any educational grant received from any school.
To notify your student loan lender(s) of changes in your name, address, and school status.
To perform the work agreed upon when you accept a Federal Work-Study position.
To know and comply with the following University policies, practices and procedures as they relate to scholarship/financial aid: withdrawal, class attendance, refund/repayment, satisfactory academic progress, debt management and enrollment status for aid disbursement.
To keep your address and phone number current through mySLU.