Rights, Responsibilities & Consumer Information
- Your Rights
- Your Responsibilities
- Consumer Information
- Financial Aid Code of Conduct
- University Student Code of Conduct
- Federal Non-sexual Discrimination Law
Confidentiality and Release of Information: You have the right to privacy. All records and information submitted with your application for financial aid are confidential, and subject to legal requirements concerning disclosure of such information.
Consumer Information: You have the right to know specific consumer information such as campus crime statistics, athletic information, and graduation and completion rates. See below for additional information.
Financial Aid Application Process: You have the right to know the application procedures for each of the available programs.
Financial Aid Available: You have the right to know what financial aid programs are available to you, including information on all federal, state and university financial aid programs.
Financial Aid Disbursement: You have the right to know how and when financial aid is distributed.
Financial Aid Eligibility: You have the right to know how your financial aid eligibility was determined.
Refund Policy: You have the right to know about the school refund policies. If a Law student wants to drop a class prior to the deadline they must do so on the Web at Academica. Classes may be dropped after the deadline by sending or faxing a completed faculty and instructor approved Register/Add/Drop for to the Law School Records and Registration office, 471 W. Palmer, Detroit, MI 48101. The fax number is 313-577-9800. Your signature, ID number and class number(s) to be dropped must be included on any notice of withdrawal. Consult the Term Calendar for signatures. Tuition cancellation is determined by the U.S. postal cancellation date or fax date.
Return of Title IV Funds: You have the right to know the refund policy required by federal regulations for Title IV funds if you withdraw after the semester begins.
Satisfactory Academic Progress: You have the right to know how Wayne State University determines whether you are making satisfactory academic progress, and what happens if you are not.
Student Loan Cancellation: You have the right to request a reduction or cancellation of your student loan. Remember that a student loan is a debt that must be repaid; borrow only what you need. You have 30 days after the loan funds have disbursed to request cancellation in writing of a portion or all loan funds disbursed.
Student Loan Terms: You have the right to know the interest rate of your loan, the total amount to be repaid (or not to be repaid), repayment procedures, when repayment begins, and the length of the repayment period.
When you accept the offer of financial aid specified in your award notice, you agree to accept and fulfill all of the following responsibilities, including the terms and conditions set by the federal regulations for financial aid.
Your award was determined in accordance with the laws, regulations, and appropriations of the U.S. Congress, the State of Michigan, and Wayne State University, and is subject to adjustment or cancellation in the event of changes to these laws or your eligibility. You are responsible for regularly checking your student email account for information from Wayne State University and the Office of Student Financial Aid.
You are responsible for providing correct information at all times. Reporting false information is a violation of the law and may be considered a criminal offense.
As a student financial aid recipient, it is your responsibility to:
- Complete and submit application materials to the appropriate agencies within required or recommended timeframes.
- Read all materials sent to you from the Office of Student Financial Aid and other agencies awarding you aid. Read, understand, and keep copies of all forms you sign.
- Know and comply with the rules governing the aid you receive. These rules include but are not limited to:
- You must not be in default on any prior educational loan.
- You must not owe a refund on a Federal Pell Grant or a Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant due to repayment.
- Provide additional documentation, federal tax returns, W-2's, and any additional information if requested by the Office of Student Financial Aid.
- Comply with the provisions of any promissory note and all other agreements you sign.
- Complete the registration process (i.e., respond to your tuition bill) each semester by the end of the drop/add period in order to ensure availability of all student aid funds you have been awarded.
You must be enrolled at least half-time in courses that will count towards your degree to qualify for most types of financial aid. Courses that are for noncredit (i.e., audit) do not count towards your degree. The financial aid office must be notified of changes in enrollment, residency status or a change in name. Financial aid and scholarships are disbursed based on the current enrollment and residency status. Failure to maintain the enrollment level and residency status will result in the review of your eligibility and may result in the revision or cancellation of all or a portion of your aid.
|Enrollment Status Table|
|Enrollment Status||Fall or Winter||Summer|
|JD Student||LLM||JD Student||LLM|
|Full Time||10+ Credits||8+ Credits||6+ Credits||2+ Credits|
|1/2 Time||5-9 Credits||4-7 Credits||3-5 Credits||1 Credits|
|<1/2 Time||1-4 Credits||1-3 Credits||1-2 Credits||N/A|
You must contact the Office of Student Financial Aid if you are planning to participate in an Internship/Co-op or Study Abroad/National Exchange program recognized by Wayne State University.
You must demonstrate Satisfactory Academic Progress according to established policies and standards of Wayne State University.
You must notify Wayne State University and any lenders if there are changes in your name, permanent mailing address, anticipated graduation date, or enrollment status. If you are a recipient of a Federal Loan, you must notify your lender should any of the following occur before the loan is repaid:
- You change your address and/or phone number
- You graduate
- You withdraw from school or are enrolled less than half time
- You change your name (e.g., maiden to married name)
- You transfer to another university
Students who default on their student loans or owe refunds on federal grants are not eligible for any financial aid.
You must report to the financial aid office the type and amount of any scholarships or other financial assistance you receive from non-university sources. Such scholarships or assistance may result in a revision or reduction in the amount of aid offered you.
Use of Funds:
Students must give priority in paying their university bills with their financial aid.
If you become ineligible for financial aid after a disbursement has been made, you are responsible to pay for any charges.
You must perform the work agreed upon if you accept a Work-Study position (on or off campus). You must notify us in writing if you are receiving financial aid for attendance at another institution while attending Wayne State University.
Campus Safety and Security: The Wayne State University Police Department was formed in 1966 and provides a full range of professional police services to both the main and medical center campuses as well as the surrounding neighborhoods. In Emergencies Dial (313) 577-2222, Campus Phone Dial 7-2222.
Drug & Alcohol Abuse Prevention Information: Students may seek referral assistance by contacting University Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), at 313-577-3398. See the Wayne State University Drug and Alcohol policy.
Equal Opportunity Statement: In accordance with federal requirements of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, there shall be no discrimination on the basis of handicap in Wayne State University's programs, operations and activities, in the hiring, terms and conditions or privileges of employment or any matter directly or indirectly related to such employment, or in the admission, education and treatment of students. (See Educational Accessibility Services (EAS) for services available to disabled students.)
Financial Aid/Scholarship Fraud: Every year, students seek creative ways to finance the costs of a college education. In the process, they sometimes fall prey to scholarship and financial aid scams. According to the FTC, perpetrators of financial aid fraud often use these telltale lines:
- The scholarship is guaranteed or your money back.
- You can't get this information anywhere else.
- I just need your credit card or bank account number to hold this scholarship.
- We'll do all the work.
- The scholarship will cost some money.
- You've been selected by a 'national foundation' to receive a scholarship’ or ‘You're a finalist,’ in a contest you never entered.
To file a complaint, or for free information, students or parents should call 1-877-FTC-HELP (1-877-382-4357)or visit: http://www.ftc.gov/scholarshipscams.
Graduation/Completion Rates: Graduation and completion rate information is available in the Law School Career Services Office, 471 W. Palmer Street, Suite 1265, Detroit, MI 48202-3698.
Law School Academic Programs: Wayne State University Law School offers a Juris Doctor (J.D.) program leading to the basic degree necessary to practice law; a Master of Laws (LL.M.) program, designed for practicing lawyers, which leads to an advanced degree in one of three specialized areas; and joint-degree programs combining a J.D. degree with a Master’s degree in one of five other subject areas.
Withdrawal Procedures: If a Law student wants to drop a class prior to the deadline they must do so on the web in Academica. Classes may be dropped after the deadline by sending or faxing a completed faculty and instructor approved Register/Add/Drop for to the Law School Records and Registration office, 471 W. Palmer, Detroit, MI 48101. The fax number is 313-577-9800. Your signature, ID number and class number(s) to be dropped must be included on any notice of withdrawal. Consult the Term Calendar for signatures. Tuition cancellation is determined by the U.S. postal cancellation date or fax date.
The WSU Law School Office of Financial Aid staff follows WSU University Policies, which include prohibitions on conflict of interest. In addition, as a member of the National Association for Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA) we follow the NASFAA Statement of Ethical Principles and Code of Conduct for Institutional Financial Aid Professionals.
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is a federal law that prohibits sex discrimination in education. Sex discrimination includes sexual harassment and sexual assault. Title IX applies to all areas of the University.
Wayne State University is committed to maintaining an environment that is safe and that supports the education and career advancement of all members of its community.
Reports of Title IX violations should be made to one of the following individuals:
- The Title IX Coordinator for WSU, who is the Director of our Office of Equal Opportunity and can be reached at 313-577-2280; firstname.lastname@example.org.
- The Deputy Title IX Coordinator for WSU, who is the Dean of Students and can be reached at 313-577-1010; email@example.com.