See also Pay Online FAQ
Q1 Is the amount of tuition and fees I pay fully refundable?
A1 The amount you pay (less the applicable enrollment deposit) is fully 100% refundable up until the first day of classes. Thereafter, the refund amount will be determined in accordance with the College’s refund schedule.
Q2 I am paying my tuition and fee charges with my financial aid. What else do I need to do?
A2 You need to ensure that your financial aid is received by Hastings by the first day of classes. You can verify your loan status by contacting the Financial Aid Office at 415.565.4624.
Q3 What is “estimated financial aid”?
A3 “Estimated financial aid” is the estimated amount of financial aid you are expected to receive for the noted semester. This information is provided to you so you are aware of the amount you are expected to receive. “Estimated financial aid” does not mean your tuition and fees have been paid. Your tuition and fees will be paid when your financial aid is received and no longer shown as “estimated financial aid”.Financial aid, including scholarships, grants and loan funds, will not be released until all required documents have been received and approved and until your enrollment status requirements have been met. The actual amount received will be less than the estimated aid due to the deduction of lender fees. Information about your loan disbursements can be found by contacting the Financial Aid Office at 415.565.4624. Contact Fiscal Services at 415.565.4704 if you have any questions regarding your tuition and fees charges.
Q4 What if my financial aid is delayed and I don't have the funds to pay my tuition and fee charges by the first day of classes? What can I do to avoid being charged a late fee?
A4 Complete a Tuition and Fee Deferred Payment Agreement and submit it to the Office of Fiscal Services by the first day of classes. If the delay is the result of your lender’s error, you may be granted an extension by which to pay the balance due.
Q5 I am not on financial aid and need to pay the balance due by the first day of classes; however, I am being charged as a non-resident and am planning to file a petition for residency. Can I deduct the non-resident tuition charge of $3,000?
A5 Yes. However, if you are denied residency you should be prepared to pay the $3,000 on the date your residency status is confirmed by the General Counsel Office.
Q6 I am not on financial aid and need to pay the balance due by the first day of classes; however, I am being charged for the health insurance which I plan to waive. Can I deduct the amount of health insurance?
A6 Yes. However, if you do not submit your online insurance waiver, you should expect to pay the insurance premium.
Q7 What do I do if I want to change my health insurance coverage?
A7 Go to Apply for the Insurance Waiver online to submit a waiver by the deadline. If you want to re-enroll in the UC Student Health Insurance Plan you must submit a request to Health Services by the published deadline. If approved, premium payments are due immediately.
Q8 I am financing my law school education with a combination of financial aid and my own personal funds. The financial aid I expect to receive will only cover a portion of the charges due. When and where do I pay the balance?
A8 The first day of classes at the Office of Fiscal Services at 198 McAllister Street, room 111, by 3:00 pm.
Q9 Why does my balance due change periodically?
A9 There are several factors which may cause the balance due for the semester to change:
1. Financial aid proceeds – As you accept your financial aid package, the estimated amount of financial aid will be posted as a credit or a payment against your tuition and fee charges. This will cause your balance due to be reduced.
2. California residency classification – Students charged as non-residents and must file a petition to the General Counsel Office for the California residency. Once the California residency petition is approved, the non-resident tuition charge will be reversed.
3. Health insurance waiver – If you wish to waive the insurance, you must submit an online waiver. Once the waiver is approved, the health insurance premium will be reversed.
Q10 I am receiving a Federal Perkins or Institutional loan for the first time. What do I need to do to ensure these loans are applied as a payment toward my tuition and fee balance by the first day of classes?
A10 Complete an entrance interview online starting at the Campus Loans page, follow the Access Promissory Notes link, then click on the Online Entrance Counseling link and complete the interview.
Additionally, you need to sign your Promissory note electronically. Use the Electronically Sign your note link on the Promissory Notes page.
If you are returning from a leave you will need to complete an entrance interview online starting at the Campus Loans page, follow the Access Promissory Notes link, then click on the Online Entrance Counseling link and complete the interview. You will need to complete the exit interview if you did not do so prior to your leave.
Q11 I am a continuing Federal Perkins loan recipient and have not taken a leave what needs to be completed for the financial aid funds to be applied to my tuition and fee account?
A11 Your Federal Perkins loan funds will be applied to your tuition and fee account.
Q12 I am a continuing Institutional loan recipient, what needs to be completed for the financial aid funds to be applied to my tuition and fee account?
A12 You need to sign and date your Promissory note electronically each semester. Use the Electronically Sign your note link on the Promissory Notes page.
Q13 Can I pay my tuition and fees by Credit Card or E-Check?
A13 Yes. You can pay with E-Check, Visa, Master Card, Discover, or American Express using WebAdvisor. Contact the OFFICE OF FISCAL SERVICES at 415.565.4704 if you have further questions.
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