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Satisfactory Academic Progress

The UC Davis School of Law Financial Aid Office is required by law to ensure that students receiving financial aid are making satisfactory academic progress. Federal regulations (CFR 668--Student Assistance General Provisions), Sections 668.32(f), 668.16(e), and 668.34, state that a student is eligible to receive title IV, HEA program assistance if the student maintains satisfactory progress in his or her course of study according to the institution's published standards of satisfactory progress.

Students receiving any form of financial aid must adhere to the standards for satisfactory academic progress as set forth in the Academic Regulations of the Law School . Both quantitative (unit) and qualitative (grade-point average) standards are applied. There is also a limit on the number of semesters of enrollment that can be permitted. Failure to maintain satisfactory academic progress may result in the suspension or termination of financial aid. Aid can be reinstated only by meeting the criteria for probation or readmission as specified in the Academic Regulations.

Cancellations, Withdrawals and Planned Educational Leave (PELP) Return of Title IV Funds and Refund Policies

Law students who wish to withdraw from school or apply for Planned Educational Leave must obtain official approval from the Dean. When the Law Financial Aid Office receives official notice of your withdrawal, we will recalculate your financial aid eligibility based on the date of withdrawal. The Law Financial Aid Office will determine the amount of aid you are entitled to keep (if any) and the amount of funds that must be returned to the University, the State, and Title IV programs

For students who paid fees and cancel, withdraw, or PELP with official approval from the Dean before the end of any semester, fees are refunded according to the Return of Title IV Funds and Refund Policies.