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Printing Policy

The Law School network printing allocation is 800 pages per semester for JD students, LLMs, and research scholars.  SJD students receive 1200 pages.  Students are charged for any printing that exceeds this fixed per-semester allowance.

Please read this entire page to understand exactly when and how you will be charged. Also, take a look at the University of Richmond's Law School Printing Survey to find out what other law schools charge for printing.

Printing Quota
Law students receive two separate printing allowances per term at no cost:

  • JD students, LLMs, and research scholars receive up to 800 black and white pages (equivalent to 1600 sides if printed double-sided, which is the default. See tips to conserve paper and printing quota) for printing to any of the Law School designated student printers (provided by the Law School).  SJD students receive up to 1200

  • Up to 400 b&w pages for printing to any Campus Computing Sites printer (provided by the University to all U-M students)
When your account has exceeded its Law School print quota, or is within 50 pages of reaching its 800 page limit, an email notification will be sent to you. There will be no additional notifications after the first message. Please check either the client program (which is installed when running the printer installation program) or check the Law School’s print quota webpage (login with your uniqname and UMICH password). If your account has exceeded the 800 page limit, a minus (-) sign will appear in front of the amount of pages you have remaining (see examples below). At the end of the semester, you will be charged 3 cents per page beyond the initial 800 page quota.

2 Print Monitor examples of over quota printing charges

Charging and Billing

Charging Period
  • Law School charge for printing begins on the first day of term and ends on the day before the next term begins.
Charging Suspended
  • Charge for printing is suspended starting on the first day of study days and ending the day after the last day of final exams.
Beyond Quota Charge
  • Additional Law School b&w pages cost $0.03 per page whether single-sided or double-sided (one page in the Law School counts as one sheet of paper)

  • Additional Sites b&w pages cost $0.06 per printed side (double-sided printing in Sites and ResComp counts as two pages and is not discounted)
Your Law School Printing Quota Balance         

Billing

  • Charges for printing beyond the quotas in either environment will be billed directly to your University student account in the first weeks of the following term and will appear on your tuition statement.

  • Payment may be made in 3 ways:
    • In person at the Cashier's Office
    • By mail
    • Online via Wolverine Access

  • If you are graduating, you should still get the bill and be able to pay it using one of the 3 means mentioned above. The Financial Aid Office Web site has a link to a web page that explains how to make payments.
Printing Refunds
  • If there is a mechanical or technical problem which prevents you from receiving your printout and you are charged for the print job, please alert an IT consultant or submit a work request within four (4) hours of the problem occurring if you expect to receive reimbursement.

    If you send a work request, provide a detailed description of the problem:

    • What printer was involved
    • What time the problem occurred
    • What you were printing (file type)
    • What program you were using to print (Word, Acrobat, etc.)
    • Windows or Mac OSX version
    • Why you feel you should be reimbursed (be sure to also indicate if you received no actual printout (or partial printout) of the print job but were charged anyway).

    Any printouts associated with the problem (including error pages) must be presented to LawIT so that the issue can be investigated in a timely manner and further problems can be prevented.
Unused Pages
  • Unused printing allowance is not rolled over to the next term.

Lexis printing
Students are not charged for Lexis printing as long as the Lexis print jobs are directed to the designated Lexis printers. However, please note that if you direct your Lexis print jobs to the Law School’s regular networked printers, you will be charged. 

Duplex printing
All designated student printers at the Law School are duplex printers by default (to permit double-sided printing) so that you can save paper and money. However, you can manually select single-sided printing for any print job by changing the default settings in the print window.

Printing from Journal, Clinic, and Student Organization printers
Clinics, journals, and organizations are responsible for acquiring and controlling their own paper usage and should print clinic, journal, or organization materials to clinic, journal, or organization-designated printers only.

Sites printers
There are two (2) Sites printers located in the Law School (one in the alcove leading to the lower student commons and the other in the computer lab). The Sites printers print single-sided by default. Printing directed to the Sites printers will be charged from your 400-pg ITS printing quota, not from your Law School printing quota.

The Law School printer installation script does not install the Sites printers. Instead you must use mPrint to print to the Sites printers.

Tips to conserve paper and your printing quota
  • Making changes or corrections: Spell-check the document(s) and print only the pages needed by selecting the page range prior to printing.

  • Often blank pages will be included at the end of printouts from Web sites. Use the Print Preview feature in your browser to check the number of pages in your print job prior to printing and print only the page range necessary in order to eliminate the additional pages.

  • You will get more for your money in the Law School if you print duplex (double-sided). A double-sided page counts as one page within your allowance. Each page you print after your quota costs 3 cents regardless of whether it is duplex or single-sided. So you can print two pages for the price of one if you print duplex.

  • You are charged per page, no matter how many slides or pages are printed on a sheet of paper. This means that six slides or two pages per page-side would still only be charged for one page.
 
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