Satisfactory Academic Progress
Federal regulations require that students must be making satisfactory academic progress in order to maintain eligibility for federally assisted financial aid programs.
JD and JD/MBA - Complete satisfactory academic progress standards are covered in the Student Handbook under Academic Policy. Any student academically dismissed will be considered ineligible for further financial aid. If a student is reinstated by the Academic Standards committee, the student's financial aid eligibility will be restored.
LL.M - Students enrolled in the LL.M program must complete all courses they enroll in. In addition, students must maintain at least a 2.0 GPA and be on track to complete the program with the required GPA. Any student academically dismissed will be considered ineligible for further financial aid. Students can submit an appeal to have their aid eligibility reinstated.
Return of Title IV Funds
Reauthorization of the Higher Education Amendments, signed into law on October 7, 1998, resulted in a change in the federal regulations governing the refund or return of federal (*Title IV) funds. In general, if a student withdraws during the first 60 percent of a term, a return of funds may be required. The detailed formula for the return of Title IV funds is available upon request from the Fowler School of LAw Office of Financial Aid.