Late Payment Fee Policy:
A Late Payment Fee of 1.5% per month will be added to all past due tuition and fees balances.


Withdrawal and Refund Policy:
Students withdrawing during the semester are eligible for refunds in accordance with the following schedule:

  • During the first week of the semester: 100% tuition refund
  • During the second week of the semester: 75% tuition refund
  • During the third week of the semester: 50% tuition refund
  • During the fourth week of the semester: 25% tuition refund
  • No refund is given to a student who withdraws after the fourth week.

A week is defined as a 7-day cycle starting on the first official day of the semester. 

Fees are not transferable or refundable.

Federal government guidelines require the prorated return of Title IV funds through the first 60 percent period of the semester. All federal and state financial aid will be returned in accordance with federal and state guidelines.

Students should always meet with the Office of Student Finance and with the Office of Student Services before withdrawing.


Consequences of Being in Arrears:
Students will not be allowed to register for the coming semester unless all balances have been satisfied. In addition, a student is expected to pay for the next semester before starting classes. Students who owe money to the university or who are in arrears in repaying student loans will not receive a diploma or transcripts from the university. Should it become necessary to refer an account to a third party due to nonpayment, the student will be responsible for any collection costs, attorney fees, and suit fees.


Student Privacy Protection (FERPA):
Student financial aid and billing account information is confidential and will only be discussed with the student.  Our office may receive requests for information contained in the student’s file from a third party such as a parent or spouse of the student. Pursuant to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, 20 U.S.C. 1231g (“FERPA”), the university may not release this information without written consent of the student, subject to the exceptions specified under FERPA.  Please click HERE to download the FERPA Release Form.


LL.M. Enrollment/Tuition:
Students enrolled in the full-time LL.M. program are required to take a full-time course load per semester for two consecutive semesters.  Intercession courses may not be used to accelerate graduation for a full-time LL.M student or to allow a full-time LL.M student to register for a part-time course load during the second semester of enrollment.


Graduating Students:
All students who have taken out loans while at Cardozo are required to complete an online Exit Counseling session during their last semester. In-person sessions are conducted for graduating students in the week or two prior to exams each semester. Graduating students will be notified via Angel and email of the time and location of these sessions. Students may also be required to complete the appropriate paper and/or online Exit Counseling.


Phone: 212-790-0392 *** Email: clfinaid@yu.edu