» Student Rights and Responsibilities: School of Law

Students have the right to know:

  • Priority dates and deadlines for submitting applications for aid.
  • What financial aid programs are available at Chapman University.
  • How financial need was determined and how much of your financial need was met.
  • What the cost of attendance is, including tuition, fees, books and cost of living allowance.
  • What resources, information and data are considered in the calculation of the family contribution and financial need.
  • What portion of the award are loans and what portion are scholarships.
  • Students have the right to know the total amount that must be repaid, the length of time they have to repay the loans and when repayment will begin.
  • How financial aid funds are distributed.
  • The refund policies of the Fowler School of Law.
  • How Chapman determines satisfactory progress and what happens if a student withdraws, is dismissed or drops out during the year.
  • The procedure for appealing decisions, if they believe they have been treated unfairly.

Students have the responsibility to:

  • Read and understand all information regarding the academic and financial aid programs.
  • Understand and agree to maintain compliance for all policies and regulations when you accept financial aid.
  • Be aware of and comply with the deadlines for applications and re-applications for financial aid.
  • Read, understand and agree to the conditions of all forms that you are asked to sign. Keep copies of these forms for your records.
  • Be careful and accurate in completing all forms and applications. Intentional misreporting of information on forms and documents used to apply and qualify for financial assistance is a violation of law and is considered a criminal offense subject to penalties under the U.S. Criminal Code.
  • Submit all applications, forms, documents and/or additional information in a timely manner, to the Fowler School of Law Financial Aid Office and/or any agency that is a partner of the financial aid process.
  • Attend and participate in entrance and exit interview counseling sessions as required by the federal regulations. Dates and times will be announced to entering and graduating students. Students who cease enrollment before graduation must notify the Financial Aid Office and make arrangements to complete the exit interview session.
  • Open and/or read all mail sent by the Graduate Financial Aid Office to home, student mailbox and/or announcements on the financial aid and student bulletin boards.
  • Inform the Graduate Financial Aid Office in writing if you receive additional funds from any other source after you receive financial aid from Chapman University Fowler School of Law. Additional awards frequently require an adjustment in your total award to avoid an "over award" as defined by federal and state regulations.
  • Maintain good academic standing and meet the requirements for Satisfactory Academic Progress.
  • Be aware that any change from your original program during a financial aid award year may affect your future eligibility for aid.
  • Inform the Financial Aid Office in writing of any changes in circumstances, such as failure to maintain satisfactory academic progress; any change in residence or telephone; any new financial resources that become available to either you or your spouse (such as gain or loss of income, or employer's tuition assistance); and change in family size due to birth, death, divorce, etc.; any change in marital status or name; and your withdrawal from Fowler School of Law.
  • Repay loan funds when due.
  • Open, read and understand all correspondence sent to you by the lender, servicer, guarantor or any agency that is a partner of the financial aid process.
  • Inform the lender of your student loans if you have a change of name, address, telephone number or school status.
  • If you have any questions after reading all documentation, correspondence and information regarding the financial aid process contact the Graduate Financial Aid Office.