Deposits are very important to the application procedure because an application will not be processed until the deposit is received.
- Submit our online application and you will be redirected to a PAY NOW button, which will lead you to PayPal to process your payment.
- Submit your deposit by credit card, debit card or from your checking account. The deposit must be submitted for the application to be processed.
Please be aware that the $500 tuition deposit is non-refundable under any circumstances. If you attend a program, the deposit will be applied to your total tuition. If you attend a program, the deposit will be applied to your total tuition. If changes in the course offerings or other significant aspects of the program occur, applicants who have paid a deposit or registered for the program will be given an opportunity to obtain a full refund of all fees paid. If Tulane, however, cancels a particular program because of insufficient student response or for any other reason, we will refund your deposit and any additional payments made in their entirety. Your deposit will also be refunded if the program you apply to is full.
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Tulane's programs range in size from approximately 20 to 60 students, although some years, programs have been bigger because of their significant appeal to students. We accept applications on a first come, first served basis and continue accepting them as long as the program(s) remain open. Although our application deadline is May 31, we encourage students to apply early. In the past, some programs have had to close registration because of limited classroom space or housing accommodations, so it is best to apply as soon as you are confident of your summer plans.
To enroll in any program, you must:
1) submit an application form
2) submit a non-refundable tuition deposit of $500 per country (your deposit will be refunded, however, if the program is full).
NOTE: Once you submit your online application, you will be prompted submit your deposit by Paypal. Deposits may be paid by Credit Card, Debit Card or Checking Account through Paypal.
Shortly after the receipt of the items above, you will receive email confirmation that you are enrolled in the program (as long as there is availability). Once a student is officially enrolled in the program, the appropriate tuition will be charged and will be due by May 31, 2011.
In addition, the following must be received from non-Tulane Students prior to departure:
3) a letter of good standing and proof of enrollment from your current law school (this can be included in one letter)
Please be aware that the $500 tuition deposit is non-refundable under any circumstances. If you attend a program, the deposit will be applied to your total tuition. If Tulane, however, cancels a particular program because of insufficient student response or for any other reason, we will refund your deposit and any additional payments made in their entirety. Your deposit will also be refunded if the program you apply to is full.
To submit an application:
- Complete and submit the online application and then submit the tuition deposit through our website (via Paypal).
Shortly after all items are received, you will receive an email confirmation of enrollment in the program(s) and will be responsible for all tuition and housing fees applicable to the programs on your completed application.
Please be aware that we will be unable to award credit for any course until we receive your proof of enrollment/letter of good standing. Payment of tuition is not sufficient. We must have your letter of good standing. Your transcript showing completed credit hours and grades will not be released until all documents are received and all tuition and fees are paid.
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There are no scholarships or tuition waivers available through Tulane Law School for summer programs abroad. You may apply for financial aid in the form of loans as long as you enroll for courses on at least a half-time basis according to your school (according to Tulane Law School’s Academic Services Office, this is 3 hours during the summer for Tulane students). If you do not subsequently complete hours for which you initially register, however, you may be liable for the immediate repayment of loan funds to the lender.
Summer Abroad Cost of Attendance Addendum Summer 2011
- Complete a Summer Addendum form (available in the financial aid office in April) due by June 1.
- Complete the appropriate loan application (not a federal loan, but rather a credit-based commercial loan, in most cases).
- Contact the financial aid office at your home school to find out about their summer financial aid procedures and timeline.
- Your financial aid office will most likely want to send our office a “consortium agreement.” A consortium agreement is a document completed by both Tulane and your home school, and includes the budget information for your program, so that your home school can determine what you can borrow.
- Consortium agreements should be sent to the following address:
Office of Financial Aid
Weinmann Hall, Ste. 203
6329 Freret Street
New Orleans, LA 70118
Fax Number: 504-865-6710
Contact Person: Meredith Schor 504-865-5931 or email@example.com
- Please let them know that requests for "consortium" completion and budget information will be filled as soon as March by Tulane Law School’s Financial Aid Office after you have submitted an application for at least 3 hours and a commitment deposit for programs which have space available.
- If your home school will not process aid for a Tulane summer program, the financial aid office at Tulane Law School can process (but no sooner than March) an application for a credit-based commercial loan (not a federal loan), which may or may not be approved by a lender after a representative of your school certifies certain enrollment information about you.
- You must still first contact your home school’s financial aid office to find out whether or not they will process your financial aid for the summer;
- If they refuse to process aid, contact the Tulane Law School Financial Aid Office for special materials.
ALL STUDENTS MUST:
- Be aware of the disbursement timing and requirements to keep summer aid. In some cases, schools or lenders may not disburse loan proceeds until the start of the program you are attending.
- Be aware that if you don’t complete the courses for which you initially register, you may be required to immediately return loans to the lender in full. If you receive financial aid based on coursework you do not complete, you may be liable for the immediate repayment of loan funds to the lender.
- Because of the early start dates for some of our summer programs abroad, the relatively late dates on which the processing can begin, in addition to the processing time itself, it is likely that your loan proceeds will be unavailable in time for your departure.
- It is important, therefore, that you have some other source of funds to "tide you over" until the loan proceeds become available to you.
- It is also very important that you make arrangements for someone to pay your bills at home while you are abroad so that your credit history is not blemished as a result of your absence.
Even if you are receiving financial aid, finance charges will be incurred if payment is not received by the payment deadline. Although deposit billing is initially handled by the Academic Services Office at Tulane Law School, the Accounts Receivable Office of Tulane University finalizes billing, and will assess finance charges for those registrants who have unpaid balances after payment deadlines have passed.
Presentation by Kristin Perez of Tulane Law School's Financial Aid Office
Please be aware that any travel outside of the United States or U.S. Territories requires a valid passport. Please make sure that your passport is valid for at least six months after your scheduled departure. It may take up to six weeks to receive your passport via routine service, so please apply in advance if you do not already have a passport.
If you are applying for the first time or do not have your expired passport you will need to visit a passport facility in the area. Otherwise you may apply to renew your passport online.
For more information, visit the Department of State's U.S. Passport website.
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Tulane Law School Requirement Checklist:
[ ] Filled out an Online Application and Paid Deposit
[ ] Applied for Housing via the Online Application
[ ] Understood and Agreed to Waiver on the Application
[ ] Read through the Financial Aid Information and Been in touch with your Financial Aid Office
[ ] Paid Program Tuition on Gibson Online
Additional Steps for Non-Tulane Students:
[ ] Been in touch with the Financial Aid Office (at your home institution) and sent your consortium agreement to Tulane's Financial Aid Office: Fax 504-865-6710.
[ ] Sent in a Letter of Good Standing, to the following address:
Program Manager for Academic Affairs
Tulane Law School
John Giffen Weinmann Hall
6329 Freret Street, ste. 206
New Orleans, LA 70118-6231
Fax: (504) 862-8856
[ ] Applied for a Passport
[ ] Purchased Plane Tickets
[ ] Obtained Health Insurance/Sought out English Speaking Doctors on Location
[ ] Made Color Copies of Passport to Store Separately from Passport and with Emergency Contact in case of Emergency