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HLS students are not allowed to pre-register, register or graduate without first settling any outstanding balance owed to the University. In addition, students are not allowed to carry balances over from one academic year into the next; all back balances must be paid in full prior to registration. Furthermore, financial aid funds disbursed in any one academic year cannot be used to cover prior academic years’ unpaid charges.

Students who do not meet the requirements for financial clearance will be charged a $250 late payment fee.  In addition to the late payment fee, students who have not obtained financial clearance are barred from Registrar’s Office services such as add/drop and course registration. If students continue to be delinquent on their outstanding balance they will be reviewed by the Law School Administrative Board for cancellation of enrollment, as outlined in the HLS Handbook of Academic Policies.

Students are given ample notice via email before penalties are assessed. It is important for students to contact HLS Student Financial Services at 617-495-4606 or as soon as any extenuating circumstances arise which prevents them from resolving their outstanding balance. Our office will work with students to the best of our ability to help students obtain financial clearance.