Academic Catalog and Student Handbook

2018-2019 Academic Catalog and Student Handbook

Students are responsible for becoming familiar with the information presented in the Charleston School of Law Academic Catalog and Student Handbook and for knowing and observing all policies and procedures therein.

The 2018-2019 Academic Catalog and Student Handbook can be downloaded here.

Catalog Addendum

The updates listed in this addendum apply to the 2018-2019 Charleston School of Law Academic Catalog and Student Handbook:

Update:

Updated information in the Financial Aid section regarding:

Tuition and Fees:

For students who entered prior to fall 2018, for the 2018 fall semester, 2019 spring semester and summer standard session, the tuition schedule for the J.D. Program is as follows:

  • Full-time:                     $20,298.00 per semester ($40,596.00 for the academic year)
  • Part-time:                    $16,309.00 per semester ($32,618.00 for the academic year)
  • Below 7 hours:            $ 1,561.00 per credit hour.

For students who enter in fall 2018 or spring 2019, for the 2018 fall semester, 2019 spring semester and summer standard session, the tuition schedule for the J.D. Program is as follows:

  • Full-time:                   $20,550.00 per semester ($41,100.00 for the academic year)
  • Part-time:                   $16,512.00 per semester ($33,025.00 for the academic year)
  • Below 7 hours:           $ 1,580.00 per credit hour.

For the 2018 fall semester, 2019 spring semester and summer standard session, the fee schedule, which is subject to change, is as follows:

  • Application fee:                          $ 50.00 (for new students only)
  • Student Bar Association fee:   $60.00 per semester
  • Student Success fee:                  $457.00 per semester[15]
  • Late registration fee:                 $50.00

[15] Students who first enrolled prior to the fall 2017 semester are not charged the Student Success Fee.

Helpful Student Links and Funding Sources

http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/
Go here to apply for federal loans by completing a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

http://www.pin.ed.gov/PINWebApp/pinindex.jsp
Request a PIN, which is used as your signature on the FASFA and sometimes for online loan applications.

http://www.finaid.org
This site is an overall guide to financial aid.

http://studentaid.ed.gov/
The government’s financial aid resource website.

http://www.gibill.va.gov
Government site for Department of Veteran Affairs.

http://mappingyourfuture.org/money/budget.htm
Establishing a budget.

http://mappingyourfuture.org/money/budgetcalculator.htm
Budget Calculator.

http://www.bankrate.com/brm/movecalc.asp
“Cost of living” comparison calculator between cities.

http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/menus/consumer/credit/rights.shtm
Receive and review credit report.  Students are encouraged to review their credit report at least once a year for accuracy.

http://www.myfico.com/CreditEducation.
Information about credit scores.

http://www.finaid.org/calculators/loancomp.phtml
Compare different loan interest rates and better understand loan repayment schedules (great for debt management when repaying loans).

http://www.nslds.ed.gov/nslds_SA
Students can review all of their federal loan information (loan holders, balances, interest rates, etc.).

External Scholarship Sites

http://www.salliemae.com/before_college/Students_plan/free_money/scholarships/scholarships.htm
Scholarship page that gives sources for possible outside scholarships, information on how avoid scholarship scams, and a multiple scholarship searches.

http://www.fastweb.com
A popular scholarship search engine.

http://studentaid.ed.gov/types/grants-scholarships/finding-scholarships
Scholarship information from the Department of Education.

http://www.princetonreview.com/scholarships.aspx?uidbadge=%07
Under the heading “Try Online,” click on “Scholarship Search.” You will need to register with Princeton Review.

Gainful Employment Disclosures

Please visit the website for Standard Disclosure Information: http://charlestonlaw.edu/about/gainful-employment-disclosures/.

[Please note: this link has been updated since the original posting of the catalog.]

LL.M. Catalog

The 2017-2018 LL.M. Academic Catalog can be downloaded here.
The 2018-2019 LL.M. Academic Catalog can be downloaded here.