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Student Financial Services manages financial aid and monitors student billing status for all JD students. Leading up to and during 1L Orientation, we ensure that all new JD students have obtained financial clearance to register for classes, and we issue cash advances to students whose financial aid credits exceed their fall term charges.

You may want to review a few orientation-related  financial aid terms worth knowing.

All entering JD students must be sure to follow all steps on the Fall Registration Financial Clearance Checklist.

All JD students are strongly encouraged to:

  • Enroll in Direct Deposit on the Harvard University Billing System to have cash advances and refunds from your student billing account transferred directly to your bank account. It’s the quickest and easiest way to receive your money!

You are eligible to receive a cash advance if your anticipated financial aid credits for the fall term exceed the amount of charges billed.

Other Useful Orientation Links