Consumer Information

 

Consumer Information

Standard 509 of the Accreditation Standards


Section of Legal Education and Admission to the Bar
American Bar Association


509(a)  MC Law provides the consumer data required by Standard 509 on this page, in the MC Law School Catalog, and in the annual ABA/LSAC Guide to Law Schools.  Additional data is provided below.

 

The interactive, electronic MC Law Catalog may be found at: http://catalog.law.mc.edu/

 

509(b)  Consumer Data (Standard 509 Information Report from the ABA Annual Questionnaire)

 

2012 ABA Report

 

Consumer Data Report

 

2013  Information from the ABA Annual Questionnaire

 

Consumer Data Report 

 

2014 509(b)  Consumer Data (Standard 509 Information Report from the ABA Annual Questionnaire)

 

509(b)(1)  Admissions Data

 

See Consumer Data Reports

 

509(b)(2)  Tuition and Fees, Living Costs, and Financial Aid


Tuition and Fees for Law School for AY 2013-2104


Fee Type

Amount for AY 2013-2014

Tuition (per hour), J.D. Program

 

a. 3L Students

$926 (fixed for remainder of school)

b. 2L Students

$965(fixed for remainder of school)       

c. 1L Students

$998 (fixed for remainder of school)

 

 

Registration Fee (fixed)

 

5 hours or less

$75             

6-11 hours

$120

12 hours or more

$185

Campus Dining Fee (per semester)

$100

Activity Fee

$165 (includes an on-line directory, free transcripts, calendar book, and ABA fee)

Application Fee (non-refundable)

$0 to $50 (depending on the type of application)

Automation Fee (per semester)

$150

Duplicate ID Card Fee

$5

Graduation Fee (includes a complimentary photo)

$115 (only charged in the year of graduation)

Replacement Diploma Fee

$70

Replacement Clicker Fee

$30

Late Registration Fee

$30

Parking Fee (per semester)

$150

Removal of Incomplete Grade Fee

$25

Returned Check Fee

$30

Locker Fee (optional)

$25 per semester

Transcript Fee

No charge for current students or current Annual Fund donors, $10 for graduates

Transfer Application Fee
(per school to which a packet is sent)

$30

Applicant Visit Fee

To Be Determinied

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 lawschool—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 by April 1, 2014
$250 by June 2, 2014
Adjustments permitted based on date of acceptance, scholarship status, and application status.  Earlier due dates for deposits may apply for applicants in the Two Year and Early-Decision programs as well as for those beginning their legal studies in the summer.

 

Living costs are estimated to be $20,025  per year and includes housing, food, insurance, medical, transportation, utilities, and miscellaneous.

 

509(b)(3)  Conditional Scholarships

 

Students Matriculating in >

AY 2012-13

AY 2011-12

AY 2010-11

# who entered with conditional scholarships

42*

30

33

# who maintained scholarship (same $)

35

24

24

#  scholarships reduced in dollar amount

6

5

7

# of scholarships rescinded

1

0

0

# new scholarships awarded

14

19

27

# academic scholarships in good standing

55

48

58

*47 entered with scholarships--five students withdrew before scholarship renewal actions were taken

 

509(b)(4)  Enrollment Data and Attrition

 

See Consumer  Data Report

 

509(b)(5)  Faculty, Librarians, and Administrators

 

See Consumer Data Report

 

The Student to Faculty Ratio is 15.64 to 1

 

509(b)(6)  Class Sizes, Seminars, Clinical Offerings

 

See Consumer Data Report

 

1L classes averaged 46 students per class

 

The clear majority of upper level classes averaged less than 25 students per class

 

509(b)(7)  Employment Outcomes

 

ABA Employment Summary Report 2011


ABA Employment Summary Report 2012

 

ABA Employment Summary Report 2013

 

NALP Employment Report 2011


NALP Employment Report 2012

 

509(b)(8)  Bar Passage Data

 

Calendar Year 2012

 

See Consumer Data Report

 

Mississippi 2012 Bar Results (most common jurisdiction for exam takers)

95 takers  
81 passers  
85.26 pass percentage 
80.68 State pass percentage
4.58 % better than overall State pass rate!

 

509(c)(1)  Refund Policies (from the MC Law Catalog)


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 university should go to Room 105, Director of Law School Records, and process a withdrawal form. 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 completed withdrawal form with the Director of Law School Records.


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 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:

    • Federal Unsubsidized Direct Loan

    • Federal Subsidized Direct Loan

    • Federal Plus Loan

 

509(c)(2)  Curricular Offerings, Academic Calendar, Academic Requirements (from the MC Catalog)

 

Curricular Offerings may be found at: http://catalog.law.mc.edu/content.php?catoid=12&navoid=866  

 

The Academic Calendar may be found at: http://catalog.law.mc.edu/content.php?catoid=12&navoid=857

 

Academic Requirements may be found at: http://catalog.law.mc.edu/preview_program.php?catoid=12&poid=649

 

509(c)(3)  Award of Transfer Credit (from the MC Law Catalog)


Transfer Students


Students from ABA-approved law schools who have completed the first year of law school and are in good academic standing may be considered in any semester for admission with advanced standing. An application for admission with advanced standing should reach the Admissions Office at least six weeks prior to the registration date of the semester. Transfer applicants will need to obtain a letter of good standing and eligibility for readmission from the dean of the law school first attended. A transcript from the student’s law school must also be provided, as well as a copy of the LSDAS report.


Transfer of credits earned at another law school will be decided on a case by case basis and will depend upon the comparability of the curriculum of the law school from which the student is transferring to that of MC Law. Transfer credits will be accepted only from ABA-accredited law schools. A student transferring to MC Law from another law school may not receive more than 30 hours of credits. An applicant for transfer will be advised as to what transfer credits will be accepted for credit at MC Law.  Transfers are permitted only if space is available. The dean may impose other restrictions in addition to those set forth above. Additional information regarding residency requirements for transfer students are contained in the Academic Information Section of this catalog. Transfer students are not officially ranked.  However, transfer students may request an unofficial class rank from the Director of School Records at the end of each regular semester completed at MC Law.


Articulation Agreements


MC Law does not have an established articulation agreement with any other law school.

 

509(d)  Conditional Scholarships—Distribution  of Information


The scholarship worksheet provided to an applicant to whom a scholarship is offered provides the information noted in Standard 509(b)(3)

 

509(e)  Approval by the American Bar Association

 

Mississippi College School of Law is approved by the American Bar Association. 

 

 

Contact information for the American Bar Association is:

 

American Bar Association

Office of the Consultant on Legal Education to the American Bar Association
Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar
321 N. Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60610-4714