In accordance with federal regulations set forth by The Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended, provided is a summary of consumer information that must be made available to all students at the University of Michigan Law School.
- The university policy and procedures on Conflicts of Interest and Conflicts of Commitment are made available by the University of Michigan Office of the Provost.
The University Code of Conduct for Student Loans is made available by the University of Michigan Office of the Provost.
Satisfactory Academic Progress is used to define a student's successful completion of course work toward a certificate or degree. Students must maintain specific academic requirements to be eligible for financial aid. Requirements for the University of Michigan Law School are set forth in the Student Handbook.
The federal government mandates that students who withdraw from all classes may only keep the financial aid (federal "Title IV" grant and loan assistance) they have "earned" up to the time of withdrawal. Funds that were disbursed in excess of the earned amount must be returned by the university and/or the student to the federal government. Full tuition can be refunded for a student who withdraws within three weeks of the first day of classes and half tuition can be refunded for a student who withdraws within six weeks of the first day of classes. (For the exact withdrawal dates for the current term, see the on-line Registration Instructions.) The University has made available for purchase a tuition refund insurance plan for students who must withdraw for medical reasons.
Many offices at the University of Michigan collect and maintain information about students. Although these records belong to the university, both university policy and federal law allow students a number of rights concerning these records. The Federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) establishes the rules and regulations regarding access to and disclosure of student records.
- The ABA Standard 509 requires all schools with conditional scholarships to post a conditional scholarship retention chart. The ABA's definition of a conditional scholarship is: "any financial aid award, the retention of which is dependent upon the student maintaining a minimum grade point average or class standing, other than that ordinarily required to remain in good academic standing." Scholarships are not conditional at Michigan. Renewal of scholarships requires only good academic standing and full-time enrollment.