Student Rights and Responsibilities

Your Rights

You have the right to know:

  • What financial assistance is available at UC Irvine School of Law.
  • The deadlines for submitting applications for each financial aid programs available.
  • The Cost of attending UC Irvine School of Law and the refund policy.
  • How your financial aid eligibility was determined.
  • What resources are considered in the calculation of your financial aid eligibility.
  • How much of your financial need is unmet, as determined by the Office of Financial Aid.
  • The terms and conditions of the various financial aid programs.
  • What portion of the financial aid you receive must be repaid, and what portion is Scholarship and therefore not repayable. If the aid is a loan, you have the right to know what the interest rate is, the total amount to be repaid, the procedure for repayment and when the repayment is to begin.
  • How UC Irvine School of Law determines whether you are making satisfactory academic progress for financial aid and what happens if you are not.

Your Responsibilities

You are required to:

  • Report to Office of Student Financial Services any changes in the following:
    • Housing changes
    • Enrollment status
    • California residency status
    • Additional earnings, funds or support
  • Assume responsibility for any loans accepted:
    • Review the loan terms and process any documents regarding repayment prior to graduation.
    • Participate in the loan-counseling program prior to receiving your first loan and at the conclusion of your enrollment at UC Irvine School of Law.
    • For Federal Direct Student Loans, notify the loan servicer as specified in the loan terms.
  • Repay any funds you receive which cannot be reasonably attributed to meeting your educational expenses.
  • Maintain satisfactory academic progress in the course of study you are pursuing.


Go to the UCI Law Office of Student Financial Services Disclosures page for privacy and non-discrimination policy information.

State of California Disclosure: Federal student loans are available to most students regardless of income and provide a range of repayment options including some income-based repayment plans and loan-forgiveness benefits, which other education loans are not required to provide.


Student Financial Services
401 E. Peltason Dr.
Suite 1000
Irvine, CA 92697-8000
Phone: (949) 824-8080
Fax: (949) 824-5848

Due to COVID-19 UCI Law has instituted policy of telecommuting for the entire law school community.

  • Click here to schedule a meeting appointment with Nasreen B. Zia, Director of Student Financial Services

  • Click here to schedule a meeting appointment with Jennifer Terrazas, Assistant Director of Student Financial Services

As you schedule your appointment, please select whether you would prefer to hold your appointment via phone call or Zoom.