Financial Information

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Enrollment Status and Definition of an Academic Year

Your enrollment status can impact financial aid eligibility. The Veterans Administration may have different definitions for full-time and part-time status. If you are receiving veterans benefits, you should talk to Purdue Global Law School’s Certifying Official.

The academic year is 48 weeks, which is divided into three, 16-week terms of instruction, during which a full-time student will complete at least 30 semester credit hours. Thus, enrollment status is defined as:

  • Full-time: 10 credit hours per term
  • Three-quarter-time: 8 credit hours per term
  • Half-time: 5 credit hours per term

Academic Eligibility for Financial Aid

To remain eligible for federal financial aid, you are required to maintain satisfactory academic progress toward completion of your program.

Financial Aid Warning

If you are placed on academic probation, you will also be given a financial aid warning. You will have one payment period (one academic term) to regain good academic standing by meeting all satisfactory academic progress standards or you will lose academic eligibility for federal funding.

Purdue Global Law School may restore your academic eligibility for financial aid, even if you do not meet the satisfactory academic progress standards, if Purdue Global Law School determines that your failure to meet those standards was due to unforeseeable, extenuating circumstances, including the death of a relative, illness, or injury, or other special circumstances.

If you receive a financial aid warning, and have experienced extenuating circumstances, you should file a satisfactory academic progress appeal before the end of the payment period/term to be considered for financial aid probation and to avoid disruption to your enrollment.

Financial Aid Probation

After receiving a financial aid warning, you may submit an appeal to be placed on financial aid probation. The written appeal should explain the extenuating circumstances that caused the inability to meet the satisfactory academic progress standards and explain the corrective actions that have been taken to ensure academic success if the appeal is granted. You may begin the appeal process during the financial aid warning period and are encouraged to include supporting documentation that could have a bearing on Purdue Global Law School's decision. You will be notified in writing of the outcome of the appeal review.

When you are placed on financial aid probation, you may also receive an academic plan. The academic plan identifies the academic standards you must meet each term in order to comply with the satisfactory academic progress standards.

When you are placed on financial aid probation, you will be denied eligibility for financial aid and academically dismissed from Purdue Global Law School at the end of the payment period, unless you make satisfactory academic progress or the Purdue Global Law School determines that you have met the terms of your academic plan.

Financial Aid Services

Prior to enrolling at Purdue Global Law School, you are encouraged to explore all options available for financing your education including employer tuition assistance or reimbursement, veterans benefits, and financial aid funding through state and federal agencies. Financial aid information and application assistance is provided by Purdue Global Law School’s Student Finance Office to help you understand your options.

If you receive loans to pay for your course of instruction, it is your responsibility to repay the full amount of the loan, plus interest, less the amount of any funds returned to the source. Defaulting on loans guaranteed or reinsured by the state or federal government could result in damage to credit ratings, loss of eligibility for future student loans and other forms of financial aid, loss of deferment and monthly payment options, withholding of state and federal income tax refunds, initiation of court action, and garnishment of wages.

Additional information on eligibility requirements, alternate financing, amounts available, interest rates, scholarships, and repayment schedules is available from the Student Finance Office.

You may be eligible for third-party funding sources from outside agencies and are encouraged to seek out such funding and familiarize yourself with the policies of such agencies. Although Purdue Global Law School will assist you in completing the necessary forms and will provide any required information to the agency, it is ultimately your responsibility to ensure the agency's requirements are met.

Some alternative loans are only available to pay any direct tuition charges that are not covered by federal, state, or institutional funding. You are encouraged to take advantage of federal Title IV funding before applying to alternative loan programs. You and, when applicable, your parents have the right and ability to choose any lender you wish, and Purdue Global Law School does not require that any loans be obtained from any particular lender or source.

Purdue Global Law School is approved for the following loans and programs:

  • Loans (available to all students, subject to eligibility requirements)
    • Unsubsidized Federal Stafford Loan
    • Federal PLUS Loan
    • Alternative Loans
  • Other Agencies or Programs
    • Promise Jobs
    • Veterans Administration Benefits (only available to those enrolled in Executive Juris Doctor program)
    • Vocational Readiness and Employment (VRE) (only available to those enrolled in the Executive Juris Doctor program)
    • Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES)

Disbursement Requirements

Disbursement of financial aid is a process in which fund sources (grants, scholarships, loans, etc.) are posted to your account. Federal aid is split into payments over the course of an academic year and/or final period of study, as indicated on your funding offer. As this process takes place, students may see changes to their anticipated aid and balance. After you have begun posting attendance in the term, timing of disbursements is contingent upon meeting all financial aid eligibility requirements and confirmation of attendance and enrollment status.

The following outlines the disbursement process and requirements:

  • Disbursements of financial aid funds will begin the week after add/drop period, as eligibility requirements are met. If you are participating in the Purdue Global Commitment program, disbursements will begin the week after the commitment period ends.
  • Students who do not attend all registered courses may have their financial aid reduced or cancelled due to not meeting the minimum required hours for eligibility.
  • Students must be enrolled at least half-time in courses that count toward their program to receive federal student loans. Be sure to contact the Student Finance Office before you add or drop a course to understand the financial aid impact.

Refund Policy

Notice to Students

Return of Title IV Financial Aid

If you withdraw or are dismissed from Purdue Global Law School up through the 60 percent point in any payment period and received federal financial aid in the form of grants or loan funds, federal law requires that Purdue Global Law School, and in some cases you, the student, return funds you did not earn to the U.S. Department of Education. In these situations, please refer to the Purdue Global Law School Financial Aid Information Guide. All refunds due will be made within 30 days of your effective withdrawal date. The last date of attendance is used in calculating any refund amount.

Tuition Refund Chart

If you begin a term, you are subject to the Purdue Global Refund Policy and the Tuition Refund Chart. 

This policy applies to all students with the exception of deployed or mobilized servicemembers and their spouses with dependent children residing in Iowa. Such students should refer to the applicable policy below. 

The institutional refund (tuition) is based on the same formula as the Title IV (R2T4) formula, which is based upon the actual daily percentage of the term attended: days completed (LDA) divided by the length (days) of the term. 

Students Withdrawing Refund
Through the first 7 calendar days of the term 100% tuition for the term
With attendance posted after the first 7 calendar days of the term Tuition will be prorated/refunded based upon the number of calendar days attended in the term/total days in the term. Attendance greater than 60% is considered fully earned tuition for that term, and no refund will be given.
For Iowa Servicemembers and Their Spouses With Dependent Children

Any Purdue Global student residing in the state of Iowa who is a military servicemember (active duty, guard, or reservist) who gets deployed or mobilized, or is a spouse with a dependent child of a servicemember who gets deployed or mobilized, may request a full refund of tuition and fees for all classes attended in the term for which the deployment or mobilization occurred.