Financial Aid Policies   

Enrollment Status

Students must be registered for at least 5 credits each semester (fall and spring) and 4 credits in the summer semester to be considered half-time and eligible for financial aid.  Full-time or part-time eligibility for financial assistance is not the same as full-time or part-time status for purposes of ABA residence requirements (JD students.)

On-line MSJ students:  If you are enrolled in 2 consecutive online courses in a semester, you will reach half-time status at the beginning of the second course.  Please contact the Office of Enrollment Services if you have any questions.

In-School Deferment

Student loan deferral forms should be submitted to the Enrollment Services Office on the third floor for proper student status verification and processing.

Satisfactory Academic Progress

Federal regulations (CFR 668.34) require Seton Hall Law to establish, publish, and apply standards of Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) for Federal Title IV financial aid eligibility. The purpose of measuring and enforcing these standards is to ensure financial aid recipients’ progress towards degree completion using both qualitative (2.0 GPA) and quantitative methods (pace/maximum timeframe) in accordance with federal regulations.

Students must meet or exceed these requirements in order to remain eligible for federal financial aid (Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Federal Direct/Graduate PLUS loan). Specific institutional, state, or privately funded donor scholarships may require a higher GPA than listed in this policy for federal financial aid programs.

The standards of academic progress outlined in this policy are for the purpose of evaluating eligibility to continue receiving financial aid. They do not replace or modify academic standards required for continued enrollment at Seton Hall Law.

Student Loan Code of Conduct

In accordance with federal regulations, all Seton Hall Law employees whose job responsibilities include student financial aid, are expected to maintain exemplary standards of professional conduct and must adhere to the Student Loan Code of Conduct.