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The Program for Third Year Visits is available for third year HLS students who desire to study out of residence at another ABA accredited law school due to personal hardship or for academic enhancement. In order to participate in this program, you must petition the HLS Administrative Board through the Dean of Students Office. Students who are Visiting IN (from another school attending HLS) will not receive any aid from HLS. All requests for aid should be made to your home school. We will complete any pertinent forms your school requires. We will also be responsible for receiving any payments from your school and crediting them to your Harvard Law School Student Bill.
Financial Aid Application Process:
Once you have been accepted into this program, you will apply for and receive all of your aid from HLS in the same manner as you have in previous years. In addition to the regular financial aid application forms, you will need to download the Consortium Agreement and complete the student section. Once you have completed the student section, you will need to submit it to the school you will be attending (the Visiting School). The Visiting School will then complete the necessary sections and return the Consortium Agreement to us in Student Financial Services.
Your Student Bill:
You will receive two bills: one from the institution you will be visiting, and the other from HLS.
Your Student Budget:
Your student budget will be based largely on the information received from the Visiting School on the Consortium Agreement. To this we will add the 10% HLS tuition and both health insurance fees to your budget, unless you have waived one or more of the insurance option. Additionally, a budget increase of $1500 will be added to your budget to compensate for the extra expenses related to this program of study. This increase is eligible for grant assistance, if applicable. See 2014-2015 example below:
|14-15 HLS Standard Student Budget||14-15 Third Year Visit (Visiting school + HLS charges)|
|Tuition||$54,850||Tuition (other school $46500 + 10% HLS)||$58,685|
|Mandatory Health & Insurance Fees||$3,358||Health & Other Fees||$3,698|
|Books & Supplies||$1,250||Books||$1,500|
|Room/Board/Personal||$20,728||Room and Board||$22,396|
|Travel Allowance||$1,500||Travel Allowance||$1,500|
|Stafford Loan Fees||$220||Stafford Loan Fees||$220|
|3rd Year Visit Allowance||$1,500|
Summer Work Requirement:
You will be held to the same work requirement the summer before you enroll at your Visiting School as in previous years. See the Student Contribution from Summer Income section of this web site for details on the summer work requirement.
Cash Advances and Refunds:
If you are eligible to receive a cash advance, you will receive all of your Cash Advance checks via direct deposit. We require all students who are visiting away to sign up for direct deposit, if they have not already done so, by going to www.termbill.harvard.edu.
For more program-specific details, contact the Dean of Students Office.
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