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Bursar & Financial Services
If you have any questions related to financial services, that are not answered on this webpage, please contact Enrollment Services at 973-642-8502 or email [email protected].
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 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. 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 prior to reaching the 60% point of the semester. The 60% point is calculated based on calendar days from the first date of the semester through the last date of exams:
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. The school is required to return the amount of "unearned funds" thereby reducing the amount of aid the school has received, and may cause a balance due to the school. A student who withdraws after the 60% has earned 100% of the Title IV funds.
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.
For additional details on the Return of Title IV calculation, please contact the Office of Enrollment Services.
Students who wish to withdraw from the online Graduate Certificate, the MSJ/MLS program, or the LLM program must submit written notice to [email protected], with a copy to [email protected], 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/MLS and LLM Students (Note: the refund policy for courses taken on-site at Seton Hall Law is listed above.)
MSJ/MLS and LLM (Online) 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/MLS and LLM 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.
Payments must be received by the due date listed on the bill issued to registered students to avoid assessment of a late fee. A late fee of $250.00 will be assessed to all unpaid balances.
IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM STUDENT FINANCIAL SERVICES
Electronic billing is the official means of distributing student bills. Each time a bill is available, an e-mail will be sent to student's Seton Hall University e-mail account. This will also be sent to any additional "billing" e-mail address students have designated for a third party, such as a parent or guardian. Students can access their e-bill through the PirateNet/LawNet portal.
Non-receipt of your bill does not excuse you from meeting scheduled deadlines and late penalties. All students making adjustments after the payment is due will be required to pay the difference in-person.
It is a student's responsibility to clear any unpaid balance with the Bursar's Office PRIOR TO registering via the web. If you have a current balance, you will be automatically blocked from registering for courses and will be referred to the Bursar's Office. This will result in having to restart the registration process (if cleared by the Bursar to register) and will decrease your chances of enrolling in your desired courses.
Payment due dates as follows:
The 2021 Summer Semester due date is May 29, 2021.
The 2021 Fall Semester due date is August 23, 2021.
The 2022 Spring Semester due date is January 9, 2022.
TUITION PAYMENT METHODS:
Students may use one of the following payment options to pay their bills:
Online through LawNet/PirateNet:
Electronic check or echeck (No convenience fee.)
Credit Card (Convenience fee charged.)
In person in Enrollment Services Office, 3rd Floor:
Check (Personal, Certified, Cashier's checks accepted)
CREDIT CARD PAYMENTS:
As of July 1, 2013, Seton Hall University accepts all major credit cards. Payment by credit card carries a convenience fee of 2.85 percent of the amount charged. The minimum convenience charge is $3.
PAYMENT PLAN OPTIONS:
Your tuition bill for the Fall Semester is due in August. First-year students will receive their first tuition bill in July via LawNet account at LawNet.shu.edu.
Seton Hall University offers interest-free payment plans that provide you with flexibility and time to meet your financial obligation. The payment plan is an option that breaks down the large-sum payments due at the beginning of each semester into easy-to-manage installments.
Fall Installment Plan | 7-Pay Plan
Enrollment period: Mar 15-31 Apr 1-30 May 1-31 June 1-30 July 1-31 Aug 1-31 Number of total installment: 8 7 6 5 4 3 1st installment due at time of enrollment*** 2nd installment Apr 2 May 2 Jun 2 Jul 2 Aug 2 Sep 2 3rd installment May 2 Jun 2 Jul 2 Aug 2 Sep 2 Oct 2 4th installment Jun 2 Jul 2 Aug 2 Sep 2 Oct 2 - 5th installment Jul 2 Aug 2 Sep 2 Oct 2 - - 6th installment Aug 2 Sep 2 Oct 2 - - - 7th installment Sep 2 Oct 2 - - - - 8th installment Oct 2 - - - - -
Spring Installment Plan | 5-Pay Plan
Enrollment period: Oct 15-30 Nov 1-30 Dec 1-31 Jan 1-31 Number of total installments: 6 5 4 3 1st installment due at time of enrollment*** 2nd installment Nov 2 Dec 2 Jan 2 Feb 2 3rd installment Dec 2 Jan 2 Feb 2 Mar 2 4th installment Jan 2 Feb 2 Mar 2 - 5th installment Feb 2 Mar 2 - - 6th installment Mar 2 - - -
Summer Installment Plan
No Plans Available
***Please note that the 1st installment includes a 15% down payment plus a $50 setup fee that is due at time of enrollment. No payment plans are available for Summer term.
How do I set up a payment plan?
- Log into PirateNet
- Profile & Finances tab
- View & Make Payment link
- Payment Plan tab
Payment in full is required by the bill's due date. Any amounts unpaid after this date are subject to late fees. A maximum of $250 per semester in late fees will be assessed to accounts unpaid beyond the due date for each term.
Checks returned unpaid from a bank for any reason are subject to a $35 returned check fee in addition to late fees. All students are notified by an e-mail or letter of any returned checks received by the Bursar. A returned e-check fee of $15 applies to any online check payments.
The student will not be allowed to re-register for classes until after the account is settled. A registration hold will be placed on the student's record until the balance is resolved through an alternate payment method. Alternate payment options are credit card, money order or cashier/bank check.
Students who receive tuition reimbursement from their employers may obtain and complete a "Tuition Reimbursement" form (pdf) here. The completed form must then be verified by the Registrar and Bursar prior to submission to the student's employer.
- Log In to PirateNet & Click the ‘Profile & Finances’ tab.
- Under Bursar Account – Click ‘Refund Authorization Request’ (If prompted with a Security Warning, click YES).
- Select one option from each selection criteria.
Tuition Reimbursement Requests
Students receiving tuition reimbursement from their employer may fill out the Tuition Reimbursement form and submit to Enrollment Services office.
Tuition and Fees
Payment is not required at the time of registration. Electronic tuition bills are available prior to the start of classes each semester. Late fees will be assessed to a student’s account when the full amount of tuition due has not been received by the Bursar's Office by the date required. A student with an outstanding tuition balance from a prior semester will be ineligible for registration for a future semester. The Law School will not certify a student for the bar until all outstanding balances are paid. Full time students must pay tuition for six full time semesters. Part time students must pay tuition for eight part time semesters.
A full breakdown of tuition costs and fees can be found here.
Important Message from Student Financial Services
Students can access their e-bill through the PirateNet/LawNet portal. You can either pay your bill directly or grant a parent or other third party access to view and pay your e-bill. Detailed instructions are available below -- please select your preferred method of payment below to get started.
Instructions for paying your eBill online using Touchnet.
Instructions for authorizing a third party to pay a student's bill, using Touchnet.
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