The school’s refund policy is separate from the Federal Return of Title IV Funds policy also known as R2T4. The two policies use the same semester tuition refund schedule.
- Fall Semester Tuition Refund Schedule
- Spring Semester Tuition Refund Schedule
- Summer Term Tuition Refund Schedule
- J-Term Tuition Refund Schedule
Mitchell Hamline is a credit hour program. Fall and spring tuition is charged at full-time (12-15 credits), part-time (8-11 credits) or per credit for 1-7 credits. J-Term and summer tuition is charged on a per credit bases.
After the drop/add period in the semester, the school’s liability/refund schedules are used for calculating tuition liability/tuition refund when there is an enrollment credit load tier change. For example, if a student reduces their credit load from full-time (12+ credits) to part-time status (fewer than 12 credits), tuition liability percentage of the full-time tuition charge will be added to the charge for part-time tuition. Financial aid, including scholarships, will be adjusted for any enrollment credit load tier changes. After the semester 60% point, tuition is charged at 100%.
Students who plan to withdraw from law school are strongly advised to contact the Student Accounts Office (to discuss student account balance) and the Financial Aid Office (to discuss federal loan repayment requirements/options and the effect a withdrawal will have on current and future financial aid eligibility) to ensure a complete understanding of the financial effect of the withdrawal. If, at the time of withdrawal, a student’s payments exceed the amount of tuition liability, the Student Accounts Office will use the overpaid amount to reduce any financial aid awarded before returning any funds to the student.
Official Withdrawal. An official withdrawal from the law school is processed by the Dean of Students. It is the responsibility of the student to ensure that their withdrawal request has been approved and processed. The last date for which tuition is charged is the last date of attendance or the date when the student initially contacts the Dean of Students or their designee. The Dean of Students communicates the official withdrawal date to the Finance Office. The official date may result in a tuition refund, no refund/nothing owed, or a remaining tuition liability amount to be paid to the school. Scholarship credits will be recalculated accordingly and if federal student loans were used to pay any portion of the semester’s tuition and fee charge, a Return to Title IV calculation will be performed. Student fees are mandatory and are not refunded to the student.
Unofficial (Administrative) Withdrawal. A student who stops attending all classes due to illness, accident, grievous personal loss or other circumstances beyond the student’s control will be reviewed by the Dean of Students to determine the appropriate withdrawal date. Students who stop attending all classes without notice to the Dean of Students or a mitigating event are considered to have withdrawn unofficially and will have tuition liability calculated based on the date approved by the Dean of Students, which is either the last date of attendance, the last date the student logged in, or the 50% mark of the semester, whichever is known.
A student may be administratively withdrawn from the law school if they fail to complete at least one credit of coursework for two semesters (fall or spring) consecutively.
Students who withdraw or are withdrawn from the law school prior to earning any academic credit must petition the Admissions Committee for readmission if they wish to return. Students who withdraw or are withdrawn from the law school after earning academic credit(s) must petition the Dean of Students for reinstatement if they wish to return.
Mitchell Hamline School of Law does not suspend or withdraw a student from class attendance or resources during a period of instruction due to an unpaid student account balance unless the student is eligible for a full tuition and fee refund.
Title IV Financial Aid Refund Calculation
Federal aid is considered to be “earned” throughout the semester. The refund percentage as of the date of withdrawal determines the earned and unearned portions of federal Title IV loans. After the 60% point in the semester, all certified federal loan are considered “earned”. The above tables calculate tuition liability and refund percentages based on the number of days in the semester, less any scheduled break of 5 or more days.
Students earn federal loans up to the date of withdrawal. To determine the calculated loan amounts that must be returned, the semester refund percentage is multiplied by the total federal loan funds that were originated for the semester, this calculation determines the amount of earned aid, and all unearned aid must be returned. Both the school and the student are responsible for returning funds. The school returns funds for which it is responsible while the student repays funds to loan holders based on the terms of the borrower’s promissory note.
Originated but undisbursed loan amounts will be offered based on the completed portion of the semester. Any unearned loan amount you’ve received must be returned to the Federal Government.
Tuition refunds from accounts paid with federal or state aid will be returned to programs in the order listed below. Fund returns will be completed with 45 days after the date the official withdrawal date was determined.
- Unsubsidized Federal Direct Loan
- Subsidized Federal Direct Loan
- Graduate Plus Direct Loan
- Other Federal Sources
- Institutional Aid
- Private Aid (private loans, outside scholarships, etc. )
- MN SELF Loans (or other state aid)
- Student Payments