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Tuition Payment Policy

Financial Responsibility Acceptance

All students are required to complete the Financial Responsibility acceptance for each term they register for classes. If you did not accept Financial Responsibility during the registration process for the current term, please follow these instructions to meet the requirement:

  • Login to insidePacific
  • Select the Sacramento Students link
  • Click on the Academic link
  • Click the Begin Registration link
  • Click on the Financial Acceptance link
  • Select the current term in the drop down beginning with Law (e.g., Law Spring 2018)
  • Click on the "Submit" button
  • Read statement and click on the "I Accept" button

In the event you do not accept Financial Responsibility at the time of registration, or prior to classes beginning, your account will be placed on Financial Hold (FH), which will prohibit you from registering for courses and/or changing your registration.

Electronic acceptance of Financial Responsibility is the University's preferred method to meet this requirement, but in the unseen event of technical difficulties you can find a hard copy of the form here Financial Responsibility Acceptance Form (pdf). If you are unable to complete the form through insidePacific, please sign and date the hard copy and submit it to the Business Office for our records.

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 University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law services and benefits are contingent upon your making all payments in a timely manner as stated above. If payment of amounts owed to University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law 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 Pacific 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 University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law.

Housing Charges and Payment Deadlines

Rent is due on the 1st of each month. If your rent is not paid by the 5th 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 section below.

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

University of the Pacific partners with Western Union Business Solutions to provide international students an alternative method for paying student bills. This option allows payments to be made in the currency of choice (providing it is available in the Western Union currency list) and provides a simple and reliable way of initiating payments electronically.

University of the Pacific Policy Regarding Overpayments

University of the Pacific is not a financial institution. Payments directed to us should be rendered for the amount due based upon a University invoice, or the expected amount of tuition, institutional fees and on-campus housing while you are in attendance. Payments for off-campus housing, or other personal living expenses should be directed to your personal bank account, not the University's bank account. Please note: payments received in excess of the amount billed will either be placed on deposit for an upcoming semester, or the payment will be returned to the sender. In the case of wire transfers, the wire transfer will be reversed to return funds back to the originating account.

International Funds Transfer (IFT)

International Funds Transfer (IFT) offers favorable exchange rates and eliminates bank fees typically charged for wire transfers. In ePay, payment in foreign currencies are made via Western Union Business Solutions and automatically posted to the student account once received. See International Funds Transfer (pdf).

Watch the video by clicking on the link below to help you learn how to make an (IFT) payment in CASHNet by going to insidePacific (referred to as our School Portal in the video).

The video is available in the following languages:

Click here for the most updated Currency List.

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 2017 Advanced trial Advocacy & Session 2: Payment due in full on May 15.

On-Campus Summer 2017 Session 2 Externships: Payment due in full on May 23.

On-Campus Summer 2017 Session 3: Payment due in full on June 19.

Summer Abroad Session Fee Assessment: Fees associated with the Salzburg and Guatemala Summer programs are due in full on the first day of the program. Pacific/McGeorge does not offer the deferred payment plan during the summer semester. Late fees will be assessed the following business day and every 30 days thereafter until the balance is paid in full.

Additional charges for the any summer session that occurs after the first day of class are due the next business day after the charge is assessed on the student account. Late fees for additional charges will be assessed based upon the academic year billing cycles, which can be found under the Billing section of this document.

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 2017-2018

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 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 Aug. 28  
Second payment due Sept. 30 Late fee applied Oct. 21
Third payment due Oct. 31 Late fee applied Nov. 11
Final payment due Nov. 30 Late fee applied Dec. 1 1

 

Spring 2018 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. 23  
Second payment due Feb. 28 Late fee applied March 11
Third payment due March 30 Late fee applied April 21
Final payment due April 30 Late fee applied May 11

 

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 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 Sept. 15 40% of current balance  
Second payment due Oct. 3 50% of balance Late fee applied Nov. 11
Final payment due Nov. 30 Remainder of balance Late fee applied Dec. 11

 

Spring 2018 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 30 50% of balance Late fee applied April 21
Final payment due April 30 Remainder of balance Late fee applied May 11

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.

Academic Year 2017-2018 Billing Cycle Dates

Billing PeriodPayment Due DateLate Fee Assessed
July 22 to Aug. 21 Aug. 28, 2017 Aug. 29, 2017
Aug. 22 to Sept. 22 Oct. 3, 2017 Oct. 4, 2017
Sept. 23 to Oct. 23 Nov. 1, 2017 Nov. 2, 2017
Oct. 24 to Nov. 20 Dec. 1, 2017 Dec. 4, 2017
Nov. 21 to Dec. 20 Jan. 8, 2018 Jan. 11, 2018
Dec. 21 to Jan. 16 Jan. 23, 2017 Jan. 24, 2018
Jan. 17 to Feb. 16 Feb. 28, 2018 March 1, 2018
Feb. 17 to March 18 March 27, 2018 March 28, 2018
March 19 to April 18 April 27, 2018 April 30, 2018
April 19 to May 20 May 30, 2018 May 31, 2018

 

Summer 2018 Billing Cycle Due Dates

Billing PeriodPayment Due DateLate Fee Assessed
May 21 to June 22 July 2, 2018 July 3, 2018
June 23 to July 23 Aug. 1, 2018 Aug. 2, 2018

 

Academic Year 2018-2019 Billing Cycle Dates

Billing PeriodPayment Due DateLate Fee Assessed
July 24 to Aug. 21 Aug. 28, 2018 Aug. 29, 2018
Aug. 22 to Sept. 22 Oct. 1, 2018 Oct. 2, 2018
Sept. 23 to Oct. 23 Nov. 1, 2018 Nov. 2, 2018
Oct. 24 to Nov. 20 Dec. 3, 2018 Dec. 4, 2018
Nov. 21 to Dec. 24 Jan. 9, 2019 Jan. 10, 2019
Dec. 24 to Jan. 16 Jan. 24, 2019 Jan. 25, 2019
Jan. 17 to Feb. 16 Feb. 26, 2019 Feb. 27, 2019
Feb. 17 to March 17 March 25, 2019 March 26, 2019
March 18 to April 18 April 25, 2019 April 26, 2019
April 19 to May 18 May 28, 2019 May 29, 2019
May 19 to June 19 June 27, 2019 June 29, 2019
June 20 to July 22 July 29, 2019 July 30, 2019

 

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 credit card merchant agreement or as a result of a IFT or wire payment for personal expenses (please see the University policy regarding overpayments above), 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.

Disclaimer

McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific reserves the right to change fees, modify its services, or change its programs at any time and without prior notification being given.