The Law School has its own financial aid office dedicated to law students. It is located in Barrack Hall with other students services offices, including the Admissions Office. You should contact the Law School Financial Aid Office with any questions about financial aid, billing, refunds. etc.
Phone: 215-204-8943 or 800-560-1428
Location: Barrack Hall, Suite 101
Fall 2017 billing statements (e-bills) were e-mailed to all incoming students to their Temple e-mail addresses the week of July 24th. Bills are due by the date shown on the billing statement. After the bills are generated you can view your bill online anytime on the Student Tools tab of the TUPortal under Student Accounts. Click on the TU Pay link and you will be directed to the online billing system. Questions or problems regarding your billing statement should be directed to the Law School Financial Aid Office at (215) 204-8943 or 800-560-1428.
Students with a balance due on their tuition account may pay their tuition balance via cash, credit card (MasterCard, VISA, Discover and American Express) or e-check. Credit card payments will only be accepted through TUPay and will not be accepted in person or by telephone. When a credit card is used, a convenience fee of 2.75% will be charged in addition to any tuition and fees. Students can authorize an e-check payment without a convenience fee. Similar to a debit card, e-check electronically debits a checking or savings account. Payment using e-check is only available through TUPay. Students can also authorize other payers on their tuition accounts via TUPay. More information on paying your bill can be found on the Bursar’s Office website.
Most financial aid awards for incoming students have been completed and you can view your financial aid online.
If you are expecting financial aid in an amount which equals or exceeds your tuition bill, no additional payment is required. Expected financial aid awards will be applied (credited) to your tuition account the week of August 21st. Most federal direct loans are scheduled to be disbursed to Temple that week as well, however you must complete the Master Promissory Note and mandatory online entrance counseling before any loan funds can be applied to your tuition account. (See Master Promissory Note and Entrance Counseling information below) Once all of your aid has been applied to your account you are entitled to the excess funds in the form of a refund from the university. (See Direct Deposit information below) Refunds for new students will not be released until after orientation and registration on August 21st. You must officially matriculate at Temple Law School before we can release a refund to you and August 21st is your official matriculation date. Signing up for direct deposit will help ensure that you receive your funds as quickly as possible.
Students who are receiving loans are encouraged to take advantage of direct deposit. Once your loan proceeds have been credited to your tuition account, you are entitled to any funds in excess of your tuition and fees. Refunds can be deposited directly into your individual checking or savings account and you will have access to your funds faster than if a check had to be mailed to you. If you do not sign up for direct deposit, you will receive your refund in a Temple University check which will be mailed to you. The University only issues paper refund checks two times a week.
You can sign up for direct deposit on the TUPortal. Once you log on to the TUPortal click on the “Student Tools” tab at the top of the page. In the “Student Accounts” box (should appear at the top right-hand corner of page) just click on TUPay and select “Student Choice Refunds”. Within Student Choice Refunds, select “Edit Refund Method” to sign up for Direct Deposit. This is where you will enter your account information and authorize the University to deposit any refund you are entitled to directly into your savings or checking account.
Refunds are scheduled to be sent during the first week of classes. We are not permitted to release any financial aid refunds until you officially enroll as a student on August 21st and you should plan your budget accordingly.
Federal regulations require that all incoming students who are receiving federal Stafford or Grad Plus loan complete a Master Promissory Note (MPN) for each loan and an entrance counseling interview prior to receiving their funds. The MPN is an agreement between you and the lender in which you promise to repay the loan according to the terms and conditions that are specified in the agreement. The entrance counseling interview is designed to outline your rights and responsibilities as a borrower of federal loans as well as acquaint you with some important financial aid terms and definitions.
You can find the MPNs and the online entrance counseling interview for the Direct Stafford and Grad Plus loans at http://www.studentloans.gov/. After you sign in to complete the Direct Loan MPNs, click on complete MPN link that is listed under Master Promissory Note on the left of the page. To complete the entrance counseling, click on the Complete Counseling link located in the middle section of the page and then select Entrance Counseling. The online entrance interview will cover you for both the direct subsidized/unsubsidized and Grad Plus loans.
Note: If you have already completed the online entrance interview it will appear as satisfied on the TUPortal by early August, after the university interface is completed with the Dept. of Education website.
When a student enters Temple University, regardless of age, FERPA (The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act) rights transfer from the parent to the student. Therefore, the University cannot disclose a student’s education records, including financial aid information, without the written consent of the student. The Financial Aid Office cannot discuss your financial aid with anyone besides you unless a FERPA Waiver is on file for that individual. You can read more about FERPA here. To fill out a FERPA waiver, follow these directions.