Refund Policy

Students considering leaving the School of Law for Medical or Personal Reasons need to make an appointment with the Assistant Dean of Students at:

Phone: (401) 254-4593

And the Financial Aid Office at:
Phone: (401) 254-4510

Download Withdrawal Form

Note: For your convenience this form may downloaded and completed prior to your meeting with the Dean of Students.

Fall and spring semesters

Before first day of class100% of tuition
By the End of the first week80% of tuition
By the End of the second week60% of tuition
By the End of the third week40% of tuition
By the End of the fourth week20% of tuition
After fourth week of classesNo refund given

Intersession and Summer Sessions

Prior to first class meeting100% of tuition
Prior to second class meeting75% of tuition
Prior to third class meeting50% of tuition
Prior to fourth class meeting25% of tuition
After fourth class meetingNo refund given

Student Fees

All student fees, room and board charges are for a full semester and are not refundable.

Close Course Type Descriptions

Course Types

We have classified RWU Law classes under the following headers. One of the following course types will be attached to each course which will allow students to narrow down their search while looking for classes.

Core Course

Students in the first and second year are required to take classes covering the following aspects of the law—contracts, torts, property, criminal law, civil procedure, and constitutional law, evidence, and professional responsibility.  Along with these aspects, the core curriculum will develop legal reasoning skills.


After finishing the core curriculum the remaining coursework toward the degree is completed through upper level elective courses.  Students can choose courses that peak their interests or courses that go along with the track they are following.


Seminars are classes where teachers and small groups of students focus on a specific topic and the students complete a substantial research paper.


Inhouse Clinics and Clinical Externships legal education is law school training in which students participate in client representation under the supervision of a practicing attorney or law professor.  RWU Law's Clinical Programs offer unique and effective learning opportunities and the opportunity for practical experience while still in law school.