Financial Aid


FINANCIAL AID TIMELINE

FEBRUARY
Aid application materials sent from Law School Financial Services Office

APRIL 15
First seat deposit of $300 or First Choice deposit of $400 due

MAY 1
  1. File Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  2. Complete the CWRU Law School Financial Aid Application
MAY 30 OR APPROX. 30 DAYS AFTER SUBMITTING FAFSA
  1. Student Aid Report (SAR) sent in response to FAFSA If corrections are necessary, follow the instructions on the SAR or the FAFSA website.
  2. If selected for verification, complete and return the CWRU Verification form to the Law School Student Financial Services Office. If selected, your application will not be reviewed until this form is received. You will be notified if selected.
JUNE 15
Second seat deposit of $400 due

JULY
  1. Loan information packet sent with more details on loan programs which might be part of your aid package
  2. Unofficial Notice of Loan eligibility sent
  3. Fall semester tuition and fees invoices sent from Bursar's Office.
MID-AUGUST
  1. Official financial aid award letters sent showing aid programs for which you are eligible.
  2. Deadline to file student loan applications and submit the loan remittance form to the law school Student Financial Services office.
AUGUST 29
Fall 2016 classes begin

SEPTEMBER 9
Payment of fall semester tuition and fees due

BY MID-SEPTEMBER
Loan funds for fall living expenses issued to students

*Please note these dates are recommended guidelines. It is always to your advantage to submit forms as early as possible. You may submit forms after these recommended dates; however, your funds may not be available by the time classes begin in late August.

Understanding Your Financial Responsibilities

Pursuit of a legal education will require a significant investment of your various resources – including both time and money. We want to provide you information to help you understand the financial investment that is required of you as a CWRU Law Student.

In addition to the information presented here, our admissions officers can assist you with general questions regarding financial matters. Also, our law school has a special office which assists both enrolled and prospective students in understanding and managing the financial responsibilities of being a law student, including the process of applying for student loans.

Please feel free to contact the Law Student Financial Services Office if you have any questions regarding finances that are not answered in these pages.

CWRU Law Student Financial Services Office
Phone: 216-368-3602 or (toll-free) 1-877-889-4279
E-mail: lawmoney@case.edu

COST OF A LEGAL EDUCATION AT CASE WESTERN RESERVE LAW SCHOOL

The costs indicated here are for the 2016-2017 school year.

Costs Paid Directly to Case
Tuition $49,500
Tuition per credit hour $2,066 per credit hour
Student Activities Fee $134
Graduate Student Council Fee (estimated) $28
Health Insurance (estimated, will vary) $1,760
Associated Costs Paid to Others
Books and supplies (estimated, will vary) $1,800
Living Expenses (estimated, will vary) $18,320
(nine-month budget)

Meal Plans

All students, whether they live on or off campus, may choose to participate in a university meal plan. In 2016–2017 meal plans start at $3510 per year (estimated, will vary).

Parking and Transportation

Student parking permits range in cost, depending on the location of the assigned lot. Free shuttle busses operate day and night on a regular schedule around the campus. For more information about transportation, visit Access Services.

Tuition Refund Policy

Student billing transactions are handled by the University Controller's office. To view tuition refund policies, visit the University Registrar.
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