Financial Aid
and Tuition Information

Financial Aid

MC Law grants some scholarships based on merit. Students with financial need may apply for the federal Direct Loans, Graduate Plus Loans, and College Work Study. To be considered for federal aid, students must complete the FREE APPLICATION FOR FEDERAL STUDENT AID (FAFSA). This form may be obtained online from www.fafsa.ed.gov.

Loans, Work Study, Scholarships

MC Law offers assistance through the federal Direct Loan Program, college work study, institutional scholarships and a limited number of credit based Graduate Plus loans. (Federal Pell Grants are reserved for undergraduate students only.) Loans are processed after the student completes and returns the FAFSA. Students must use Mississippi College School of Law code #E00479 on the FAFSA for the school to receive their information. A maximum of $20,500 per year will be awarded under the Federal Direct Loans programs. Further information regarding loans and college work study may be obtained by contacting the Financial Aid office at 601-925-7110.  For more detailed information regarding merit-based institutional scholarships, consult the section on Scholarships and Awards in this catalog.

Satisfactory Progress to Maintain Financial Aid

Students on academic probation will be eligible to receive financial assistance for the first semester on academic probation, and for the second semester, provided substantial academic progress was made during the first semester of probation. Students will be ineligible to receive financial assistance during the first semester back in school following academic suspension, if the student is allowed to re-enroll.

Students who are denied financial assistance due to unsatisfactory academic progress have the right to appeal the denial. Students should place in writing the request to appeal to the Academic Standards Committee. (Contact the Financial Aid Coordinator, 601-925-7110)

Payment Policy

Tuition and fees are due and payable in full by the given deadline each semester unless utilizing the monthly payment plan. Accepted forms of payment are cash, check, money order, MasterCard, VISA, Discover, American Express, and eCheck.

Any account balance not paid by the given deadline will be considered past due and will be placed on hold. Students with an account on hold will not be able to register for any upcoming semesters, view grades online, receive transcripts and may result in possible withdrawal from classes. Past due accounts will also be subject to a late payment penalty. However, any student awaiting funding from VA Ch 31 and 33 will not be assessed a late payment penalty.

Monthly Payment Plan - The University offers a monthly payment plan, a convenient method for planning and budgeting tuition and fees for the fall or spring semester. Under this plan, costs may be paid in four (4) monthly payments per semester. More detailed information may be obtained by contacting the Business Office at 601.925.3307 or 1.800.738.1287 or by email at bursar@mc.edu or by visiting mc.edu/offices/business.

Payment by International Students

Before an international student may register, the student must have on deposit with the Bursar's Office sufficient funds to cover expenses for an entire year and must provide an approved medical and repatriation insurance policy with Mississippi College as the trustee beneficiary.

Dormitory

As availability permits, some residence hall rooms on the Mississippi College campus in Clinton may be open to law students. For dormitory information, please call Residence Life at (601) 925-3359.

Expenses

Tuition and Fees for Law School for AY 2019-2020

 

Fee Type

Amount for AY 2018-2019

Tuition (per hour), J.D. Program

 

a. 3L Students

$1,129 (fixed for remainder of school)

b. 2L Students

$1,129 (fixed for remainder of school)

c. 1L Students

$1,129 (fixed for remainder of school)

 

 

Academic Fee (fixed)

$820 per semester

Duplicate ID Card Fee

$15

Graduation Fee (includes a complimentary photo)

$120 (only charged in the year of graduation)

Health Services Fee $55

Replacement Diploma Fee

$70

Replacement Clicker Fee

$30

Late Registration Fee

$30

Removal of Incomplete Grade Fee

$30

Returned Check Fee

$30

Locker Fee

$20 per semester (optional)

Transcript Fee

No charge for current students, $15 for all other transcripts

Visits away to another Law School

Pay tuition and fees to MC Law at the MC Law rate, who in turn will pay the host law school-if tuition/fees at host school are more expensive, the extra amount to cover the difference would also be paid to MC Law

Acceptance Deposits
(applied to account upon enrollment)

$250 (initial deposit)
$350 (second deposit)

Supplemental course materials

Actual cost of reproduction and binder

Refund Policy

The charges and fees to attend MC Law and the refund policies have been approved by the Board of Trustees and are designed to be as fair as possible to both the University and the student.

Refund on Withdrawal from Mississippi College School of Law

A student desiring to withdraw from MC Law should initiate the process using the Complete Withdrawal link in the MyMC student portal.  It is necessary for the correct procedure to be followed. Failure to process an official withdrawal earns a grade of F in each course.

Any claims for refunds of tuition will be based on the date on which the student files a completed withdrawal form.

Refund on Tuition upon Withdrawal

Note: that in counting deadlines (for changes of schedule, refunds, etc.), the first week of the semester is the calendar week in which registration begins.

For withdrawal during Fall and Spring: Refund credit:

 

1st week

100%

2nd week

75%

3rd week

50%

4th week

25%

5th week

0%
 

 

For withdrawal during
10 week summer terms: Refund credit:

Registration day through 3rd day of 1st term

100%

4th and 5th days of 1st term

75%

6th and 7th days of 1st term

50%

8th and 9th days of 1st term

25%

10th day of 1st term

0%

Refund on Courses Dropped

For courses dropped during Fall and Spring: Refund credit:

1st week

100%

2nd week

0%
 

 

For courses dropped during
10 week summer terms: Refund credit:

 

Registration day through 3rd day of the term

100%

4th day of the term

0%

Refund on Residence Halls

Room charges will not be refunded should a student withdraw from school or cease to be a resident student.

Refund on Other Fees

Fees other than those outlined above are not refundable upon withdrawal.

Refunds/Return of Title IV Funds

When a student withdraws from classes, the student may be entitled to receive money back which had been paid to the University. The University may be able to refund all or a portion of the tuition, fees, etc., the student paid. If the tuition, fees, etc., were paid with Title IV financial aid, all or a portion of the student's refund must be returned to the student aid programs from which the money was awarded. A student who receives a cash disbursement to assist with living expenses and then withdraws, may be required to return money to the aid programs from which the money was awarded.

Federal regulations require Mississippi College to have a fair and equitable refund policy. If a recipient of Title IV aid withdraws during a period of enrollment, Mississippi College must calculate the amount of Title IV aid the student did not earn. The percentage of aid earned is equal to the percentage of time not completed. Unearned Title IV funds must be returned to the Title IV programs.

If a student withdraws on or before the 60% point of enrollment, the percentage of aid earned is equal to the percentage of time completed. If a student remains enrolled beyond the 60% point of enrollment period, 100% of the aid has been earned for that period.

All unearned Title IV funds must be returned to the Title IV programs. If Title IV aid was used to pay institutional charges first, the University will return unearned Title IV funds up to an amount that is equal to the amount disbursed to the U.S. Department of Education.

Funds are returned in the following order up to the full amount disbursed:

  1. Federal Unsubsidized Direct Loan,
  2. Federal Subsidized Direct Loan,
  3. Federal Plus Loan,

Refund on Withdrawal from Mississippi College School of Law

A student desiring to withdraw from the University should initiate the process using the Complete Withdrawal link in the MyMC student portal.  It is necessary for the correct procedure to be followed. Failure to process an official withdrawal earns a grade of F in each course. Deadlines for withdrawal are the same as those for dropping courses.

Any claims for refunds of tuition will be based on the date on which the student files a complete withdrawal request through MyMC.