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Tuition Cancellation Policy

A.    Tuition: Every effort is made by the University to minimize increases in tuition and fees; however, the University must reserve the right to change or add to its tuition and fees at its discretion. Incoming students should be aware, however, that tuition will probably rise during their course of study. 

Under flat rate tuition, tuition depends on the program in which the student registers and not directly upon the number of credits taken. Students who register as part-time program pay the semester rate for that program and receive .75 units of residency of the 6 units required for graduation. Students who register as full-time program pay the semester rate for that program and receive 1 unit of residency of the 6 units required for graduation. Tuition for summer school, however, is paid on a per credit basis.  All students enrolling in the full-time program will be required to pay 6 full semesters of tuition and part-time students will pay the equivalent to the 6 full-time semesters over an 8 semester period.  Please note that summer school courses and tuition will not reduce the tuition obligation. 

B.    Failure to Pay Tuition: University policy requires that the semester's tuition be paid on or before the first day of classes. Payment can be made by credit card, personal check, scholarship awards and federal or private loans or a combination of any of these forms of payment. Students who have not made the minimum payment by the first day of classes will be assessed a $108 late fee. Students who have not paid by the end of the sixth week of classes will have their registrations voided.  If a registration is voided, it may be reinstated with permission from the Academic Dean, when payment is made. If registration is not reinstated prior to the second payment due date, the student will be assessed an additional $108 late fee. Additional fees may be attached as required by University policy. Before registrations are cancelled, students will be notified at least once by the Dean of Students or law school designee. Every effort will be made to assist students in meeting their tuition obligation to the Law School.

C.  Tuition and special course fees (if any) will be cancelled in accordance with the Tuition Cancellation Schedule (printed below) in the following situations, only: 

1) A student is separated from the Law School for disciplinary or academic reasons, prior to the end of a semester.

2) A student officially withdraws from any course or courses during the semester and the withdrawal meets the tuition cancellation schedule associated with the semester.

A withdrawal is termed “official” when a written notice or form is submitted to the Dean of Students.  The date the form is received by the Dean of Students, or the postmark on a mailed envelope, whichever is earlier, will be the official date of withdrawal.  Likewise, the date a student withdraws online, using MyPace Portal, will be on the official date of withdrawal.

Non-attendance of classes, informing the instructor of withdrawal, or stopping payment on a check does not constitute official withdrawal and does not relieve the student of their financial obligation or entitle the student to a refund.

It is important to note that all charges and cancellations are based upon tuition commitments for the full semester. 

Tuition Cancellation Schedule

Time of Withdrawal:
Note:  Weeks are counted as seven calendar days starting with the first day of the term including holidays.   THE APPLICATION AND INSTITUTION FEES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE.

Fifteen or Sixteen Week Semesters (most Fall and Spring courses)      % Cancellation

Prior to the opening day of the 15/16 week semester……………….100%
During 1st week of the semester………………………………………  80%
During 2nd week of the semester……………………………………..   70%
During 3rd week of the semester………………………………………  25%
During 4th week of the semester………………………………………  20%
During and after the 5th week of the semester……………………….   0%

Eight Week Semester (Summer Session)                                             % Cancellation
Prior to the opening day of the eight week semester………………….100%
During 1st week of the semester……………………………………….  75%
During 2nd week of the semester………………………………………   50%
During 3rd week of the semester………………………………………    20%
During and after the 4th week of the semester………………………      0%

For additional weeks, please contact the Office of Student Assistance-Student Accounts (Registrar). 

Calendar weeks will be used in determining elapsed weeks from the opening day of the semester. For first year students, the first day of Orientation Week instruction is the opening date of the semester. The effective date of withdrawal for computing any cancellation due to the student, is the day when the written application is granted by the Dean of Students. Application, reactivation and installment fees, deposits, and the other miscellaneous fees listed on this page are not refundable.

Students who have elected to pay on the installment plan are responsible for completing all payments if a balance exists after tuition cancellation.

Military Service: Any student required to discontinue attending classes because of induction into a United States military service may be given a complete refund of all tuition and fees, except the application and general institutional fees, if orders to report for active duty are received within the first two weeks of class. Thereafter, students may choose either a pro-rated refund or an application of full credit of tuition and fees, excluding the application and general institutional fees, to a possible future enrollment.

Serious Illness: If a student withdraws from all his/her classes during the first half of the semester due to serious illness, a pro-rated cancellation of tuition and special course fees will be permitted. The policy applies to the student's personal illness only, and must be documented with an original copy of a physician's diagnosis and recommendation and, if working, disability papers. Any resulting credit balance may be refunded to the student. If the withdrawal takes place during their first two weeks of the semester, a one hundred percent tuition cancellation will be allowed, provided the resulting credit remains on account to be used within a one year period. If withdrawal takes place after two weeks, a pro-rated cancellation will be permitted but any resulting credit must be held on account to be used within a one-year period.

Business Transfer: A student who is forced to discontinue attendance because of a permanent business transfer out of the New York City metropolitan area will receive a pro-rated refund of the semester's tuition if the transfer takes place at any time during the first eight weeks of class. Written substantiation of the transfer from the employer must be presented at the time of withdrawal.

Student Refunds

Students may be eligible to receive a refund when payments posted to their respective student account exceeds the cost of tuition, fees, dorm, meal charges, and any other allowable ancillary charges.  Payments may include disbursed financial aid (including scholarships and loans), check payments, and other payments resulting in a credit balance.  The refunding process starts approximately ten business days after the opening date of the semester.  Refunds are generated once per week.  Students may review the status of their accounts through the MyPace portal, Account Summary.

Refunds from accounts paid by cash, check, money order, or financial aid awards/loans are sent from Pace University to HigherOne, for distribution to the student, in accordance with the student’s indicated preference.  A student indicates preference by going to www.PaceUOne.com and choosing either a One Account Deposit (Easy Refund) or an ACH Transfer (money is transferred into an existing bank account).  For an ACH Transfer, the student must complete a form and provide the information necessary for routing the transfer of funds.

If a credit card has been used to pay all or part of a semester’s charges, any credit resulting from any source will be refunded first to the credit card, up to the amount charged on the card, but not in excess of the original charged amount.  If a credit balance still exists after refunding to the credit card, that credit will be refunded to the student in accordance with the Higher One information above. 

Note:  If a student withdraws from a course, or all courses, the level of financial aid eligibility may be recalculated, based on the date of withdrawal and the amount of the tuition cancellation, if any.  When a recipient of federal funds withdraws or stops attending classes during the first sixty percent of a semester, a recalculation in compliance with the federal Return to Title IV Funds regulation will be done: any unearned aid will be returned appropriately to the source, e.g., U. S. Department of Education or federal loan lender.  If, after review, a student is deemed ineligible for any or all financial aid, any balance due to Pace University becomes the responsibility of the student.  This policy is subject to change without prior notification.  All questions should be directed to the Office of Student Assistant/Financial Aid.