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Below is a list of our active courses. Clicking on a course name or number will take you to its description. Completion of all first-year courses is required before students may enroll in electives. McGeorge reserves the right for any reason to cancel or modify any course or program listed, and individual course and program offerings may vary from year to year as circumstances dictate.

To aid students in course planning, we are providing a document listing the frequency with which we intend to offer various elective courses. Please keep in mind that that this information will change depending on professor availability, enrollment, student interest, and other factors, and should not be relied upon as a definitive list.

Tuition Payment Policy

Financial Responsibility Acceptance Statement

When you register for courses with the McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific, you are responsible for all "charges" as they become due. The charges include but are not limited to tuition, fees, room and board, meal plans, Laptop Agreement, bookstore charges and library charge (herein "charges"). These charges are for your educational benefit and if you fail to satisfy your financial obligation to the University you will not be provided any benefits from the University. The benefits, which may be terminated, include but are not limited to, course registration, housing and meal plans, transcripts and diplomas. Any outstanding charges due on your student account will be transferred to a Student Note Loan balance with the Student Loan department for servicing. This Student Note Loan balance is subject to daily interest, late fees, collection fees, credit bureau reporting and any costs associated with any bankruptcy. Failure to pay these charges when due will result in loss of housing, suspension of meal plans, termination of enrolled student status and will result in being denied access to the deferred payment plan options. It is your responsibility to ensure that all financial aid is properly credited to your account. The University reserves the right to increase their fees and charges. Registration constitutes an agreement to all the forgoing terms and conditions.

You also must agree that in order for us to service your account or to collect any amounts you may owe, we may contact you by telephone at any number associated with your account, including wireless account numbers, which could result in charges to you. We may also contact you by sending text messages or e-mails, using any e-mail address you provide to us. Methods of contact may include using per-recorded/artificial voice messages and/or use of an automatic dialing device, as applicable.

The Business Services Office must have a signed Financial Responsibility Acceptance Form on file from each student for every semester attended.

Payment Deadline

Enrollment constitutes a financial contract between you and the McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific. All tuition and fees for each semester are due no later than five (5) business days following the end of the Add/Drop period for that semester. Summer school tuition and fees are due on the first day of the session in which you are enrolled. If at any point during the semester you incur additional charges after the add/drop period, you must pay the balance due within five (5) business days. Failure to pay your balance or make satisfactory payment arrangement with the University of the McGeorge School of Law before the balance becomes past due will result in a late fee assessment. For more information on Housing related charges and penalties associated with failure to pay please see the section below on Housing Payment Deadlines.

Your rights to McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific services and benefits are contingent upon your making all payments in a timely manner as stated above. If payment of amounts owed to McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific is not made when due, we have the right to administratively withdraw you, direct you not to attend class, withhold your grades, transcripts, diplomas, scholastic certificates, and not release your exams. Failure to maintain good financial standing with University of the McGeorge School of Law, as evidenced by failure to make timely payments of any and all balances due, will also result in denied participation in any deferred payment plans and/or some forms of institutional financial aid. Further, failure to maintain good financial standing may be reported to any state bar to which you may seek admission. If you withdraw or are dismissed during the year, all outstanding obligations become due and payable on the termination date. No adjustment of tuition will be made for late enrollment, absences from class, leaves of absence for a portion of a semester, or when a student has been dismissed or suspended by official action of the McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific.

Housing Charges and Payment Deadlines

Rent is due on the first of each month. If your rent is not paid by the fifth of the month you will be assessed a late fee of $20 by the Housing Office. Your account will be assessed an additional late fee for unpaid rent and other miscellaneous housing charges (garage fee, utilities, etc.) based on the schedule in the Late Fee section below. Please refer to your rental agreement for disciplinary actions for failure to pay.

Students with Loans

The Business Office will verify with the Financial Aid Office any amount of loan money you will be receiving, if any. Upon verification of the loan proceeds, tuition that will be covered by the funds will be deferred until receipt of the funds. Loan funds will be applied directly to the tuition account for all courses for the term. Payment, for any portion not covered by loan disbursement, is due by the date specified in the Payment Deadline.

Method of Payment

Students may pay by e-check, paper check, cashier's check, cash, money order or credit card (Visa, MasterCard, Discover or American Express). If paying by credit card or e-check, you may process your payment through insidePacific. Payments in the form of cash, check and credit card can be made in person in the Business Office. Paper checks may be mailed to the Business Office. Please insure to include the student's University ID on the check so it can be applied timely and accurately.

If you make any payments by credit/debit card (including, but not limited to tuition, fees and housing charges) and additional financial aid is received after those payments were made, we are bound by our merchant agreement to refund credit card payments before issuing a refund to you. Any credit/debit card payments made within 180 days of the date the credit occurred on the account are returned first, and any additional credit is refunded to the student second.

International Payments

The preferred payment process for an international student to pay their student tuition and fees is through International Funds Transfer (Foreign Currency). University of the Pacific partners with Western Union Business Solutions to provide international students an alternative method for paying student bills. This option allows you to pay your student fees in the currency of your choice in an efficient and inexpensive manner.

Wire Transfer flow chart

How to Initiate a Payment via Western Union Business Solutions

  • Log into InsidePacific
  • Select Pacific Today tab
  • Click on "Manage Your Account"
  • Go to "Make a Payment" at the top of the page
  • Review and verify payment amount and select "Checkout"
  • Select "Pay With Foreign Currency"
  • Choose "Country" and "Currency Type", please note that if your country's currency is not listed in the drop-down box, you should select US Dollars.
  • A payment amount in the currency of choice will be generated. This quote is secured for 72 hours.
  • Accept the Terms & Conditions and Continue Checkout
  • Download the payment instructions, including reference number
  • Take the Western Union payment instructions to your local bank or complete the transaction online
  • Your local bank will transfer the funds to Western Union Business Solutions
  • Western Union will transfer U.S. Dollars to the University of the Pacific bank
  • University of the Pacific will post the U.S. Dollar equivalent to your student account

Please Note: The exchange rate is valid for 72 hours after you have initiated the transaction, if your confirmation and payment is received by Western Union Business Solutions within that period. All future payments require a new quote to be initiated.

Secondary method of payment for International Students

Wire Transfers

Please be advised that wire transfer funds may only be used to pay for tuition, fees, health care and other institutional related charges. Wire transfer funds cannot cover any other personal expense. Refunds of wires can only be made to the person and bank account where the wire originated. Deposits cannot be refunded to any other account, including a student's personal bank account in the United States. Please contact the Business Office for banking information. Please be aware that there are fees associated with international wires and we strongly encourage you to contact both the issuing bank and the receiving bank to determine what fees will be assessed as they vary. The University is not responsible for any fees deducted, and expects that student accounts be paid in full by the due date.

Late Fees

Fee Amount: 2.5% late fee not to exceed $100

Fall/Spring Fee Assessment Frequency: Tuition & fees are to be paid in full no later than five business days following the final day of the add/drop period for the current semester, or students must have an Installment Plan on file by the same date (five days after the add/drop period). Late fees will be assessed on the sixth business day after the final day of the add/drop period and every billing cycle thereafter on the entire balance due. Please see the billing cycle located in the Billing section. If there is a charge on your account that you are disputing you will need to notify the Business Office in writing (SAC_busoffice@pacific.edu) immediately to prevent a late fee from being assessed on the disputed amount.

Additional charges incurred by students following the final day of the add/drop period for the current semester are to be paid in full within five business days after the charges are posted to the student account. If a student has an Installment Plan on file in the Business Office they can add additional charges to the plan by completing an Installment Plan Amendment form within the five business days. Late fees will be assessed based on the following schedules:

Summer Session Late Fee Assessment Frequency: Tuition and fees are to be paid in full on the first day of the session. Pacific/McGeorge does not offer the deferred payment plan during the summer semester. Late fees will be assessed the next business day and every 30 days thereafter until the balance is paid.

On-Campus Summer 2016 Advanced trial Advocacy & Session 2: Payment due in full on May 16.

On-Campus Summer 2016 Session 2 Externships: Payment due in full on May 23.

On-Campus Summer 2016 Session 3: Payment due in full on June 20.

Summer Session Late Fee Assessment Frequency: Tuition and fees are to be paid in full on the first day of the session. Pacific/McGeorge does not offer the deferred payment plan during the summer semester. Late fees will be assessed the next business day and every 30 days thereafter until the balance is paid.

Late Fee Grievance: All grievances relating to late fees are to be made by completing a Late Fee Grievance Form and submitting the form to the Business Office for consideration. All balances, less the late fee in dispute and any charge that you have notified the Business Office that you are disputing, must be paid in full prior to submitting a late fee grievance form. Forms can be emailed, faxed or delivered in person to the Business Office. Forms will be processed within five business days of receipt and an email notification will be sent to the students' pacific email account regarding the decision.

Installment Plan

Installment Plans for Academic Year 2016-2017

Installment Plan: An installment plan to pay tuition and fees is offered to all students except for those who are attending McGeorge on an F-1 or J-1 visa. Each student that elects to participate in the Installment Payment Plan must sign a contract with the Business Office by the dates outlined below. Students who receive Financial Aid may also elect to participate in this plan to pay off any remaining balance on tuition and fees. Additional charges incurred after the set-up of the installment plan can be added by completing an Installment Plan Amendment Form with the Business Office. The Business Office will not make any changes to contracts unless the amendment form has been submitted and approved. If the Installment Plan Amendment Form is not completed the additional charges are due in full no later than five business days after the charge has been posted to the students' account.

If there is a failure to make any of the scheduled payments, as outlined by the signed contract, University of the McGeorge School of Law will assess a late fee, withdraw the student from the current term and may declare the unpaid balance to be in default and demand immediate payment of the entire unpaid balance including: principal, accrued interest, late fees and any applicable collection fee's. Collection costs shall not exceed 30% of the principal, interest and late fees at the time of acceleration.

Because of the short time frame, we do not offer Installment Plans during the summer sessions.

Installment Play A: This installment plan allows the student to pay tuition and fees in four equal installments. There is a $40 set-up fee and the student must elect to participate in this plan by the dates in the schedules below:

Fall 2016 Installment Plan A Due Dates

Payment Due Dates — Plan ALate Fee Assessment
First payment due upon enrollment — deadline to enroll for this plan is Aug. 31  
Second payment due Sept. 30 Late fee applied Oct. 31
Third payment due Oct. 30 Late fee applied Nov. 1 1
Final payment due Nov. 30 Late fee applied Dec. 1 1

 

Spring 2017 Installment Plan A Due Dates

Payment Due Dates — Plan ALate Fee Assessment
First payment due upon enrollment — deadline to enroll for this plan is Jan. 31 1  
Second payment due Feb. 28 Late fee applied March 11
Third payment due March 31 Late fee applied April 3 1
Final payment due April 28 Late fee applied May 1 1

 

Installment Plan B: This installment plan allows the student to pay tuition and fees in three installments. There is a $50 set-up fee and the student must elect to participate in this plan by the dates in the schedules below:

Fall 2016 Installment Plan B Due Dates & Payment Amounts

Payment Due Dates — Plan BPayment Amount — Plan BLate Fee Assessment
First payment due upon enrollment — deadline is Sept. 15 40% of current balance  
Second payment due Oct. 30 50% of balance Late fee applied Nov. 1 1
Final payment due Nov. 30 Remainder of balance Late fee applied Dec. 1 1

 

Spring 2017 Installment Plan B Due Dates & Payment Amounts

Payment Due Dates — Plan BPayment Amount — Plan BLate Fee Assessment
First payment due upon enrollment — deadline is Feb. 15 40% of current balance  
Second payment due March 31 50% of balance Late fee applied April 3 1
Final payment due April 28 Remainder of balance Late fee applied May 1 1

1 Late fees are 2.5% (not to exceed $100).

Withdrawal & Transfer of Division

Students who withdraw or transfer divisions after a semester begins will have their tuition adjusted according to the schedule below. Students who change divisions and who receive institutional scholarships will have their scholarship reduced/prorated using the percentage of tuition charges below. Please see the financial aid office before making a final decision to ensure you understand your financial obligations.

Fall/Spring Semester

  • Week 1 = 100% Refund
  • Week 2 = 60% Refund
  • Week 3 = 40% Refund
  • Week 4 = 25% Refund
  • Week 5 and after = 0% Refund

Summer Sessions

  • Day 1 = 100% refund
  • Day 2 = 60% Refund
  • Day 3 = 40% Refund
  • Day 4 = 25% Refund
  • Day 5 and after = 0% Refund

Billing

Bills are generated electronically based on the schedule below. If you have an outstanding bill, or have had activity within the previous month, an electronic statement will be generated and an email will be sent to your University of the Pacific account. A "dynamic" bill which provides detail of all your student account activity can be viewed at any time by logging onto insidePacific.

Summer 2016 Billing Cycle Dates2

Billing PeriodPayment Due DateLate Fee Assessed
May 19 to June 20, 2016 June 29, 2016 June 30, 2016
June 21 to July 20, 2016 July 29, 2016 Aug. 1, 2016

 

Academic Year 2016-2017 Billing Cycle 2

Billing PeriodPayment Due DateLate Fee Assessed
July 21 to Aug. 22, 2016 Aug. 29, 2016 Aug. 30, 2016
Aug. 23 to Sept. 21, 2016 Sept. 30, 2016 Oct. 3, 2016
Sept. 22 to Oct. 23, 2016 Nov. 1, 2016 Nov. 2, 2016
Oct. 24 to Nov. 21, 2016 Dec. 2, 2016 Dec. 5, 2016
Nov. 22 to Dec. 21, 2016 Jan. 7, 2017 Jan. 8, 2017
Dec. 22 to Jan. 17, 2016 Jan. 24, 2017 Jan. 25, 2017
Jan. 18 to Feb. 19, 2016 Feb. 28, 2017 March 1, 2017
Feb. 20 to March 21, 2016 March 30, 2017 March 31, 2017
March 22 to April 19, 2016 April 28, 2017 May 1, 2017
April 20 to May 21, 2016 March 31, 2017 June 1, 2017

 

Summer 2017 Billing Cycle Dates2

Billing PeriodPayment Due DateLate Fee Assessed
May 22 to June 21, 2016 June 30, 2017 July 3, 2017
June 22 to July 23, 2016 Aug. 3, 2017 Aug. 4, 2017

2 Disclaimer — These are projected billing dates. The University reserves the right to modify these dates at any time and without prior notice.

Refunds

If payments are made by credit/debit card (including, but not limited to tuition, fees and housing charges) and additional financial aid is received after those payments were made, we are bound by our merchant agreement to refund credit card payments before issuing a refund to you. Any credit/debit card payments made within 180 days of the date the credit occurred on the account are returned first, and any additional credit is refunded to the student second.

Any credit balance on your account, which is not impacted by our merchant credit card agreement, will be returned to you in the form of a Refund Disbursement; At the beginning of each semester, the McGeorge Business office will begin to process student refunds after the Add/Drop period has ended (typically the second week of the semester). During the rest of the semester, the Business Office refund disbursement schedule will follow the University of the Pacific's check runs, which occur on Monday and Wednesday nights. Refunds generated as a result of net financial aid will be mailed to your mailing address on file with the Office of the Registrar. Please allow a delay of up to five (5) business days to receive Refund Disbursements via a paper check. Students that elect to receive Direct Deposit of these disbursements will receive the money typically within three (3) business days. All charges must be paid in full before refunds can be issued from any form of financial aid.

Title IV Authorization to Release Non-Institutional Charges (and prior year charges) Form

In order to use financial aid to cover any charges not directly related to taking a class such as health insurance, bookstore charges, library fines, student locker fees, parking fees, card replacement fees, or returned check fees, the McGeorge Business office must have a completed Title IV Authorization Form (pdf) prior to funding being disbursed.

Course Add or Drop

Students can add/drop a course during the first week of each semester without penalty, or on the first day of each Summer session. Please note that additional tuition charges may result from add/drop actions.