UConn Law provides a number of summer courses for students meeting educational requirements or those students who wish to take fantastic courses in a condensed period of time. Students from other ABA approved law schools are also welcome to take summer courses at the Law School.
Summer financial aid is based on your enrollment at the time your application is reviewed. You must enroll in courses (including externships and special research projects (SRPs)) prior to submitting your summer aid application. Students taking a total of less than 6 credits for the entire summer may be considered for private loans.
The fee for 2013 summer study is $784 per credit for JD students, $1,003 for U.S. Legal Studies LL.M. Students and $1,113 per credit for Insurance Law LL.M. students. Students will be billed based on the number of credits enrolled. The deadline for the payment of fees is May 14, 2014 for the June session and June 24, 2014 for the July session. Students who register after this date will be billed upon receipt of enrollment request (with payment due upon receipt of bill). Checks may be made payable to: "University of Connecticut School of Law".
Students who have applied for a loan for summer study will be given a deferment after registering and submitting the appropriate loan application to the Student Finance Office. The charges for summer courses are fees, not tuition and as such, under University procedures these fees do not qualify for tuition waiver (e.g., Vietnam veterans or Senior Citizen) nor do they qualify for consideration of tuition remission. Students must be registered for at least three (3) credits to qualify for private loans. A student's actual eligibility is determined by the lender and can be no more than the cost of attendance. The student loan will not be processed until after a student is registered. Applications for 2014 summer financial aid will be available in March 2014.
June and July Term students without a current and valid student parking decal may purchase a summer parking decal at a $5.00 charge from the School of Law Business Office (this permit will be valid for both summer sessions).
Summer term applications for financial assistance will be available in March. Awards will begin being granted in April and proceed on a rolling basis throughout the summer. The priority deadline for applications is May 1 to ensure that loan deferments will be included on students' bills. Students will receive their award letters via their UConn email account. These letters must be accepted or declined, signed, and submitted to the Student Finance Office. All letters must be submitted two weeks before the end of any given session. If a student is applying for aid in both sessions, only one application is required.
A student must be registered for at least three (3) credits in any given session to be allowed living expenses for that session (e.g. a student who takes a two (2) credit SRP during session I and a two (2) credit SRP during session II will only be covered for the cost of the credits taken). A student who takes a three (3) credit SRP during any given session will have living expenses included only for the session in which the student is enrolled even if the work for the SRP extends past the end of the session.
Students who have applied for a loan for summer study will be given a deferment after registering and submitting the appropriate loan application to the Student Finance Office. The charges for summer courses are fees, not tuition and as such, under University procedures these fees do not qualify for tuition waiver (e.g., Vietnam veterans or Over 62) nor do they qualify for consideration for tuition remission. Students must be registered for at least three (3) credits to qualify for private loans. A student's actual eligibility is determined by the lender and can be no more than the cost of attendance. The student loan will not be processed until after a student is registered.
If you are planning to study abroad through another law school's program, contact the Student Finance Office immediately. Permission from the associate dean for academic affairs at the Law School is required. A consortium agreement must also be sent to the host school.
If you are receiving a PILG Grant for the summer, this will be considered part of your financial aid package. The total of all aid, including a PILG Grant, cannot exceed your cost of attendance. The cost of attendance cannot be increased based on expenses incurred while earning a PILG Grant. If your PILG Grant is for work outside of Connecticut, costs incurred for living expenses cannot be added to the cost of attendance. This is mandated by federal regulations.
Student formally enrolled in the Law School are eligible for summer financial aid. Students entering the School of Law in the Fall 2013 are NOT eligible for summer courses or summer financial aid funding. Students enrolled at another ABA approved law school, auditors and special students are ineligible for summer financial aid funding through the Law School.
Federal Direct Stafford Loans require that students must have borrowed less than a total of $20,500 during the fall 2012 and spring 2013 semesters and be registered for at least six (6) summer credits.
Federal Work Study will be awarded on a first come first served basis. Students must be registered for at least three (3) credits during any given semester.
Federal Direct Grad Plus Loans require students to be registered for at least six (6) summer credits (total).
Private alternative loans are generally based on the borrower's consumer credit history. Students enrolled less than half-time (less than 6 credits total) may not qualify for all types of alternative loan options. Lenders approve these loans based on the student's consumer credit history. An co-signer is sometimes an option. Information regarding suggested alternative loan programs and instructions on how to apply are available on the UConn website. The student must apply individually according to these instructions. Alternative loan applications are not originated by the Student Finance Office.