Policies and Procedures


Enrollment Status 

Students must be enrolled at least half-time to be eligible for financial aid.

For full federal aid eligibility, details and types of aid available, please refer to this page.

Refund/Repayment of Financial Aid

  • Students who withdraw or take a leave of absence from the Law School are entitled to a refund of tuition and mandatory fees in accordance with the schedule outlined in the Tuition Liability/Refund Policy.
  • Federal financial aid regulations require the Office of Financial Aid to determine if any federal student aid should be returned whenever a student withdraws, drops out, takes an unapproved leave of absence, is expelled or otherwise fails to complete the period of enrollment for which he/she was charged.
  • The university's Financial Aid Office will return funds to the lender according to a schedule regulated by the Department of Education. That schedule determines how much money the student has "earned" and is allowed to keep toward tuition and fee charges. 
  • There is a separate schedule of tuition charges calculated by the Office of Student Accounts. This is not the same schedule as the financial aid schedule. The two schedules are very different. Depending on the official date of withdrawal, a student may end up owing a balance to the university after the charges and loans are adjusted. If a balance remains, the university Controller’s Office will contact the student about payment options.

For more information about return of loans, students should contact the Financial Aid Office at finaid@lmu.edu. For information about LLS charge adjustments, please email studentaccounts@lls.edu.