Application and Payment Deadlines
|Program Dates||May 26-June 20, 2014||May 26-June 20, 2014||June 30-August 1, 2014||June 30-August 1, 2014|
|Application Deadline||March 31, 2014||March 31, 2014||May 5, 2014||May 5, 2014|
|Non-Refundable $600 Deposit Deadline||April 7, 2014||April 7, 2014||May 12, 2014||May 12, 2014|
|Tuition Payment and Refund Deadline||May 19, 2014||May 19, 2014||June 23, 2014||June 23, 2014|
All requests for cancellation must be submitted in writing to Graduate and International Programs. Tuition payments other than the $600 non-refundable program fee will be returned if the cancellation is made by the program’s refund deadline. Requests for partial refunds after the deadline will only be considered in cases of a significant medical and/or family emergency. These hardship requests must be submitted in writing with supporting documentation to the Director of Graduate and International Programs. Cases in which the student fails to secure entry into the country where the program is conducted or the student desires to pursue employment or any other activity will not constitute hardship. If a student borrows a federal loan and withdraws from the summer program, federal regulations may require that all, or a portion, of the loan funds be returned to the lender.
The law school reserves the right to make changes to the program. Should any significant changes to the program occur, students will be advised of the changes and given the option to withdraw with a full refund.
Students who wish to change their course enrollment from credit-seeking to auditor status during a summer study abroad program may do so. Such requests must be made after submission of the nonrefundable $600 program deposit but prior to the final exam date of the course. Students who change from credit-seeking to auditor status will be assessed full summer study abroad program tuition and fees for the course. Any such requests should be sent to Graduate and International Programs.
Travel Warnings and Alerts
In the unlikely event that the U.S. State Department issues a Travel Warning or Alert covering the destination and dates of the program, the following refund policy will apply:
- If the warning or alert is issued prior to the commencement of or during the course of the program, students will be given the opportunity to withdraw from the program with a full refund of all tuition and fees.
Cancellation and Termination
The law school reserves the right to cancel or terminate the program for any reason. The decision to cancel or terminate the program is made in situations which are deemed necessary to protect the health and safety of students, faculty and staff and/or to ensure the integrity of the program. In the event that the program is canceled or terminated, Graduate and International Programs will inform applicants via email and will assist applicants in finding a similar program. To date, there have been no cancellations of a USD School of Law study abroad program. In the event that the program is canceled or terminated, the following refund policy will apply:
- If the program is canceled prior to the commencement of the program, students will be notified immediately and issued a full refund of all tuition and fees; or
- If the program is terminated during the course of the program, students will be notified immediately, withdrawn from the program and issued a full refund of all tuition and fees.
Under no circumstances is the law school responsible for financial losses caused by travel arrangements and housing costs due to the cancellation or termination of the program.