Financial Aid

Did you know that the first step to applying for financial aid is to be accepted to the University of Dayton School of Law? The federal government requires that any student seeking the use of Title IV funds must first be admitted to a degree-seeking program.

Once you have been accepted and have sent sent your FAFSA to the University of Dayton, we will begin to prepare your aid for the upcoming year. Use the information provided in this section to receive that aid in a timely manner.

If you plan to use student loans as a means to cover the costs of law school, We suggest that you review your credit report on an annual basis to correct any inaccuracies. A good credit rating facilitates a lower interest rate and quicker loan approval for the private alternative loan programs.

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Costs and Budgets

Direct charges for tuition, fees, housing (University-owned) and meal plan rates are set on an annual basis by the University administration. Variable expenses such as books, supplies, personal spending and travel allowances are set by the Office of Financial Aid and the UD School of Law (UDSL), and are based on average student expenses and federal guidelines.

The Office of Financial Aid, in consultation with UDSL, establishes the annual student expense budget which represents the maximum amount of financial aid a student may receive over a standard academic year. Included in the student expense budget are commonly accepted educational expense allowances for items such as tuition, fees, books, supplies, living allowance and personal spending in accordance with federal regulations.

Because most UDSL students attend full-time during the fall and spring semesters, our annual student expense budgets reflect these average cost of attendance figures. If your projected personal expenses are higher than our estimate, you are encouraged to contact the financial office within the law school to discuss your needs and the possibility of increasing your individual personal expense allowance.

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Billing and Payment

The Office of Student Accounts is responsible for the billing and payment process for all law students. Each student has a student account, which summarizes all charges and payments made for University services. The transactions in this account accumulate over the entire enrollment period at the University of Dayton.

E-refunding is now the preferred method for refunding Financial Aid excesses to our students. To complete the one-time setup for this option, follow the instructions found on the Office of Student Accounts' homepage.

Adjustments to your schedule may affect your charges and aid so be sure to talk with the law school's financial aid office if you must drop a course (or courses). Learn more about the University's refund policy.