Percentage and type of refund upon official withdrawal from the University:
Prior to first day and through to end of publicized drop/add period each semester: 100% tuition and all fees
During second week: 90% tuition and law school fee
During third week: 70% tuition and law school fee
During fourth week: 50% tuition and law school fee
After fourth week: no refund of charges
Official withdrawal from the University is defined in § 12 of the UMass Law Student Handbook (PDF).
Refund of charges for on-campus meals and housing is governed by the terms of the housing contract.
Return of Title IV aid
For students receiving Title IV funding (Federal Direct Loans), the law school applies the Return of Title IV Aid policy in compliance with the Higher Education Amendments of 1998.
Withdrawn students with federal loans will be subject to both the Return of Title IV Aid and the University of Massachusetts School of Law - Dartmouth Refund Policy.
According to federal regulation, students receiving Federal Direct Loans that withdraw from or stop attending classes on or before completing 60% of the semester, calculated in calendar days, are required to return all or a portion of the federal funds awarded.
Refunds made under the Return of Title IV Aid policy will be paid, first, to the Unsubsidized and Subsidized Direct Loan Programs and then to the Graduate Plus Loan Program.
Additional information about the Return of Title IV Aid policy—including examples of its application—is available in the Financial Aid Office.