Deadlines and Policies

Application and Payment Deadlines

  Florence London Paris
Program Dates May 26-June 20, 2014 June 30-August 1, 2014 June 30-August 1, 2014
Application Deadline March 31, 2014 May 5, 2014 May 5, 2014
Non-Refundable $600 Deposit Deadline April  7, 2014 May 12, 2014 May 12, 2014
Tuition Payment and Refund Deadline May 19, 2014 June 23, 2014 June 23, 2014

Refund Policy

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.

In the event that a student is eligible for a refund due to program cancellation, program termination, or withdrawal by the refund deadline, the refund will be issued within twenty (20) days of the cancellation, termination, or withdrawal.

Program Changes

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.

Contact:

Graduate and International Programs
Warren Hall, Room 207
Phone: (619) 260-4596

Hours

M, T, Th, F: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
W: 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.