Current Students

Refund of Tuition   

No refund of tuition is available for withdrawal from individual courses after the completion of the drop/add period.  The following refund schedule is applicable only to total withdrawal from the law school and is being strictly enforced by Seton Hall University:

Second Week of Classes
80%
Third Week
60%
Fourth Week
40%
Fifth Week
20%
After Fifth Week
No Refund *

First year students withdrawing after classes begin will forfeit their tuition deposit ($1,500 for JD students). The remaining tuition balance will be refunded according to the above chart.

The date on which written notice of withdrawal is received by the Registrar governs academic and financial consequences. JD or LLM Students who must withdraw, but who wish to return to the law school at a later date, should send a written request to the Dean of Students seeking a leave of absence at the time of withdrawal. MSJ students should send a request to the Registrar/Bursar at JoAnn.Maldonado@shu.edu, with a copy to Angela.Slater@shu.edu, Associate Academic Director for the Division of Online Learning. JD Students who do not formally withdraw and do not sit for examinations will receive a grade of "F" in each course.

Title IV Refund Calculation

(Title IV programs are Direct Unsubsidized Loans, Direct Graduate Plus Loans, and Federal Perkins Loans.)

In accordance with Federal Student Financial Aid regulations, a pro rata refund calculation is also applied if the student withdraws from all classes during a semester:

  1. The Title IV refund calculation is done to determine the amount of Federal Student Aid funds that are required to be returned by the school. Funds are earned according to the percentage of the term completed. A student who withdraws after the 60% has earned 100% of the Title IV funds.

  2. If a Title IV refund is required, funds will be returned in the order prescribed by Federal regulations; namely, first to Direct Unsubsidized Loans, then to Federal Perkins Loans, the Direct Graduate Plus Loans.


Refund of Tuition - Online students

Students who wish to withdraw from the online Graduate Certificate or the MSJ program must submit written notice to the Registrar/Bursar at JoAnn.Maldonado@shu.edu, with a copy to Angela.Slater@shu.edu, Associate Academic Director for the Division of Online Learning.  

Online Graduate Certificate Students

If you withdraw from a course prior to the course start date, or during drop/add, you will receive a 100% refund of any tuition paid, less the initial enrollment/tuition deposit. Refunds will not be issued after the drop/add period.

In the event the start date of the course is postponed by Seton Hall Law School, you will automatically be placed in the next scheduled start date of the course. If you are unable to participate in the next scheduled start date of the course, you must notify us in writing that you request to be enrolled in a later course. Alternatively, you may request a refund in accordance with the refund policy set forth above.

Online MSJ Students  (Note:  the refund policy for courses taken on-site at Seton Hall Law is listed above.)

MSJ students may obtain a 100% refund of tuition for withdrawal from individual online courses through the drop/add period, less the initial tuition/enrollment deposit for new students. The following refund schedule is applicable to all withdrawals from MSJ online courses after the drop/add period has concluded:

First Week: 100%
Second Week (Days 8-14): 50%
After Second Week: No Refund

The date on which written notice of withdrawal is received by the Registrar/Bursar governs academic and financial consequences. Students should consult with the Financial Aid Office (in the Office of Enrollment Services) to determine the effect of withdrawal on student loan eligibility.  In accordance with Federal Student Aid regulations, a pro-rata refund calculation is also applied if the student withdraws from all classes during a semester.  (See above, under Title IV Refund Calculation.)  Students who voluntarily withdraw after drop/add, and those who do not satisfy the attendance requirements and are academically withdrawn, will receive a "WD" in each withdrawn course.