Cancellation & Refund Policies

This policy applies to both new first year (1S) students and second year (2S) students enrolled in the LL.M. professional track program. Anyone who seeks clarification on this policy should consult with the Advanced Degree Programs Office.

First year professional track students may cancel their enrollment in the program before the first day of the quarter in which they start the professional track program, by informing the Advanced Degree Programs Office. First year and second year students may withdraw from the program at any time by submitting the LL.M. professional track withdrawal Form to the Registrar’s Office.

  • If the cancellation notice (pre-1S) is received in writing before the first day of the quarter in which the student starts the program, all fees, except the deposit, are fully refundable.
  • If the withdrawal form (2S) is received in writing before the first day of the quarter in which the student starts the second summer of the program, all fees for the second summer are fully refundable.
  • If the withdrawal form is received no later than one week after the first day of the quarter in which the student starts the program, the LL.M. Program Fee for that summer term is fully refundable minus a $1,000 withdrawal fee, and also minus the deposit in the case of first year students.
  • If the withdrawal form is received before the student completes classes in the quarter in which they start the program (1S) or before the student completes classes in the quarter in which they start their second summer of the program (2S) (i.e., before the date of their first exam), 50% of the LL.M. Program Fee for that summer term is refundable, minus the deposit in the case of first year students.
  • If the withdrawal form is received on or after the last day of class in the quarter in which the student starts the program (1S) or starts their second summer of the program (2S) (i.e., on or after the date of their first exam), no refund will be issued.

The $1,000 deposit paid by first year students when accepting their offer of admission is non-refundable under any circumstance. The Campus Fee, Class Pass Fee, Document Management Fee (first year students only), and Health Insurance Fee are non-refundable after the beginning of the quarter in which the student starts the program (1S) or starts the second summer of the program (2S). Payments received by the University of California, Berkeley, are non-transferable to any other semester or program.

If the student has been awarded a scholarship and cancels or withdraws before the student completes classes for the quarter in which they start the program (1S) or start the second summer of the program (2S) (i.e., before the date of their first exam), the scholarship award will be revoked and any scholarship disbursement will be removed from the student’s CalCentral account.  If the student has been awarded a scholarship and withdraws after the last day of class in the quarter in which the student starts the program (1S) or starts the second summer of the program (2S) (i.e., on or after the date of their first exam), the scholarship disbursement will remain on the student’s CalCentral account.

See chart below for cancellation/withdrawal deadlines:

Request

Deadline

Q1 Start Students

Q2 Start Students

Scholarship Award Revoked?

Cancel (pre-1S)

Before start of classes

Before May 15, 2018

Before June 6, 2018

Yes

Withdraw (2S) for full refund of second summer of program fees

Before start of classes

Before May 15, 2018

Before June 6, 2018

Yes

Withdraw for full refund of current summer term fees minus $1,000 Withdrawal Fee and $1,000 deposit

1 week after start of classes

May 22, 2018

June 13, 2018

Yes

Withdraw for 50% refund of current summer term fees minus $1,000 deposit

Before completing one quarter of classes

June 1, 2018

June 22, 2018

Yes

Withdraw for no refund

After completing one quarter of classes

After June 1, 2018

After June 22, 2018

No


Exceptions:
The Advanced Degree Programs Office may make exceptions to the refund deadlines based on medical issues, death in the family, call to military service, or other extenuating circumstances. Proof will be required to consider any exceptions to the refund deadline. Exceptions must also be approved by the Berkeley Law Dean, and decisions on requests for exception are final.  The Advanced Degree Programs Office and the Dean reserve the right to approve or deny requests for exception to our cancellation, withdrawal, and refund policy deadlines.  Requests for exception should be submitted to adpoffice@law.berkeley.edu.  Any refunds granted as an exception to the above policies will be subject to the $1,000 withdrawal fee.

This policy applies to students enrolled in the LL.M. hybrid option program. Anyone who seeks clarification on this policy should consult with the Advanced Degree Programs Office.

Hybrid option students may cancel their enrollment in the program before the first day of the first class in spring, by informing the Advanced Degree Programs Office. Students may withdraw from the program at any time by submitting the LL.M. professional track withdrawal form to the Registrar’s Office.

  • If the cancellation notice is received in writing before the first day of the first class of the spring semester, or the withdrawal form is received before the first day of the first class of summer semester or fall semester, all fees for that term, except the deposit in spring, are fully refundable.
  • If the withdrawal form is received no later than one week after the first day of the first class of the current semester, the LL.M. Program Fee for that term is fully refundable minus a $1,000 withdrawal fee, and also minus the deposit in spring.
  • If the withdrawal form is received before the student completes the first class of the current semester (i.e., before the date of their first exam), 50% of the LL.M. Program Fee for that term is refundable, minus the deposit in spring.
  • If the withdrawal form is received on or after the last day of the first class of the current semester (i.e., on or after the date of their first exam), no refund will be issued.

The $1,000 deposit paid by students when accepting their offer of admission is non-refundable under any circumstance. For the spring term, the Document Management Fee is non-refundable after the first class begins. For the summer term, the Campus Fee, Class Pass Fee, and Health Insurance Fee are non-refundable after the first class begins. Payments received by the University of California, Berkeley, are non-transferable to any other semester or program.

Note:  Class Pass and Health Insurance Fees are usually billed every semester a student is enrolled and are non-refundable during the spring and fall terms, however, students enrolled in the LL.M. hybrid option program do not pay for these fees during the spring and fall while they are studying online.

If the student has been awarded a scholarship and cancels or withdraws before the student completes the first class in a term (i.e., before the date of their first exam), the scholarship award will be revoked and any scholarship disbursement will be removed from the student’s CalCentral account.  If the student has been awarded a scholarship and withdraws after the last day of the first class in a term (i.e., on or after the date of their first exam), the scholarship disbursement will remain on the student’s CalCentral account for that term and any prior terms.

See chart below for cancellation/withdrawal deadlines:

Request

Deadline

Spring 2018

Summer 2018

Fall 2018

Scholarship Award Revoked?

Cancel (pre-spring) or withdraw (summer or fall) for full refund of current term fees

Before start of first class of term

Before January 4, 2018

Before May 15, 2018

Before September 10, 2018

Yes

Withdraw for full refund of current term fees minus $1,000 Withdrawal Fee and $1,000 deposit

1 week after start of first class of term

January 11, 2018

May 22, 2018

September 17, 2018

Yes

Withdraw for 50% refund of current term fees minus $1,000 deposit

Before completing first class of term

February 15, 2018

June 1, 2018

October 1, 2018

Yes

Withdraw for No Refund

After completing first class of term

After February 15, 2018

After June 1, 2018

After October 1, 2018

No

Exceptions: The Advanced Degree Programs Office may make exceptions to the refund deadlines based on medical issues, death in the family, call to military service, or other extenuating circumstances. Proof will be required to consider any exceptions to the refund deadline. Exceptions must also be approved by the Berkeley Law Dean, and decisions on requests for exception are final.  The Advanced Degree Programs Office and the Dean reserve the right to approve or deny requests for exception to our cancellation, withdrawal, and refund policy deadlines.  Requests for exception should be submitted to adpoffice@law.berkeley.edu.  Any refunds granted as an exception to the above policies will be subject to the $1,000 withdrawal fee.

For students enrolled in the academic year, we abide by UC Berkeley’s campus refund deadlines:  http://registrar.berkeley.edu/registration/cancellation-withdrawal/refunds-after-withdrawal
 
Traditional and thesis track students may cancel their enrollment in the program before the first day of the first class in spring, by informing the Advanced Degree Programs Office. Students may withdraw from the program at any time by submitting the Withdrawal Form to the Registrar’s Office.