Financial Responsibility Acceptance

Accept Financial Responsibility on insidePacific prior to registration: All students are required to accept Financial Responsibility for each term they register for classes. If you do not accept Financial Responsibility during the registration process for the current term, please follow these instructions to meet the requirement.

To complete via mobile device:

  • Log into insidePacific
  • Expand the menu at top of the page (three lines in upper left)
  • Select the Sacramento Students Link
  • Select the Pacific Today Link
  • Go to the Financial Responsibility Acceptance box and click on the link to accept financial responsibility
  • Select the current term e.g. LAW Spring, Law Summer or Law Fall 2021 (in the drop down)
  • Read the statement and click on the “I Accept” button.

In the event you do not accept Financial Responsibility at the time of registration, or prior to classes beginning, your account will be placed on Financial Hold (FH), which will prohibit you from registering for courses and/or changing your registration.

Electronic acceptance of Financial Responsibility is the University’s preferred method to meet this requirement, but in the unseen event of technical difficulties, you can find a hard copy of the form here Financial Responsibility Acceptance Form (pdf). If you are unable to complete the form through insidePacific, please sign and date the hard copy and submit it to the Business Office for our records.

Payment Deadline

Enrollment constitutes a financial contract between you and the University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law. All tuition and fees for each semester are due no later than five (5) days following the end of the Add/Drop period for that semester. Summer school tuition and fees are due on the first day of the session in which you are enrolled. If at any point during the semester you incur additional charges after the add/drop period, you must pay the balance due within five (5) days. Failure to pay your balance or make satisfactory payment arrangement with the University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law before the balance becomes past due will result in a late fee assessment. For more information on Housing related charges and penalties associated with failure to pay please see the section below on Housing Payment Deadlines.

Your rights to University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law services and benefits are contingent upon your making all payments in a timely manner as stated above. If payment of amounts owed to University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law is not made when due, we have the right to administratively withdraw you, direct you not to attend class, withhold your grades, diplomas, scholastic certificates, and not release your exams. Failure to maintain good financial standing with University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law, as evidenced by failure to make timely payments of any and all balances due, will also result in denied participation in any deferred payment plans and/or some forms of institutional financial aid. Further, failure to maintain good financial standing may be reported to any state bar to which you may seek admission.

If you withdraw or are dismissed during the year, all outstanding obligations become due and payable on the termination date. No adjustment of tuition will be made for late enrollment, absences from class, leaves of absence for a portion of a semester, or when a student has been dismissed or suspended by official action of the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law.

Housing Charges and Payment Deadlines

Rent is due on the 1st of each month. If your rent is not paid by the 5th of the month you will be assessed a late fee of $20 by the Housing Office. Your account will be assessed an additional late fee for unpaid rent and other miscellaneous housing charges (garage fee, utilities, etc.) based on the schedule in the Late Fee section below. Please refer to your rental agreement for disciplinary actions for failure to pay.

Students with Loans

The Business Office will verify with the Financial Aid Office any amount of loan money you will be receiving, if any. Upon verification of the loan proceeds, tuition that will be covered by the funds will be deferred until receipt of the funds. Loan funds will be applied directly to the tuition account for all courses for the term. Payment, for any portion not covered by loan disbursement, is due by the date specified in the Payment Deadline section below.

Method of Payment

Students may pay by e-check, paper check, cashier’s check, cash, money order or credit card (Visa, MasterCard, Discover or American Express). If paying by credit card or e-check, you may process your payment through insidePacific. Payments in the form of cash, check and credit card can be made in person in the Business Office. Paper checks may be mailed to the Business Office. Please insure to include the student’s University ID on the check so it can be applied timely and accurately.

If payments are made by credit/debit card (including, but not limited to tuition, fees and housing charges) and financial aid is received after the credit card payments were made, we are bound by our merchant agreement to refund credit card payments before issuing a refund to you. Any credit/debit card payments made within 180 days of the date the credit occurred on the account are returned first, and any remaining credit is refunded to the student second.

University of the Pacific Policy Regarding Overpayments made with wire transfer

University of the Pacific is not a financial institution. Payments directed to us should be rendered for the amount due based upon a University invoice, or the expected amount of tuition, institutional fees and on-campus housing while you are in attendance. Payments for off-campus housing, or other personal living expenses should be directed to your personal bank account, not the University's bank account. Please note: payments received in excess of the amount billed will either be placed on deposit for an upcoming semester, or the payment will be returned to the sender. In the case of wire transfers, the wire transfer will be reversed to return funds back to the originating account.

International Payments

PayMyTuition

Beginning in fall 2020, University of the Pacific has partnered with PayMyTuition for international tuition payments. With PayMyTuition, you can pay your tuition payments from any bank, in any country, in any currency at better-than-bank exchange rates. PayMyTuition is fast, simple, and cost-effective. PayMyTuition also provides web experience and customer support in multiple languages.

International Funds Transfer (IFT) WUBS

University of the Pacific also partners with Western Union Business Solutions to provide international students an alternative method for paying student bills. This option allows payments to be made in the currency of choice (providing it is available in the Western Union currency list) and provides a simple and reliable way of initiating payments electronically.

International Funds Transfer (IFT) offers favorable exchange rates and eliminates bank fees typically charged for wire transfers. In ePay, payment in foreign currencies are made via Western Union Business Solutions and automatically posted to the student account once received. See International Funds Transfer (pdf).

Watch the video by clicking on the link below to help you learn how to make an (IFT) payment in CASHNet by going to insidePacific (referred to as our School Portal in the video).

Late Fees

Fee Amount

2.5% late fee not to exceed $100

Fall/Spring Fee Assessment Frequency

Tuition & fees are to be paid in full no later than five days following the final day of the add/drop period for the current semester, or students must have an Installment Plan on file by the first day of class (first payment due five days after the add/drop period). Late fees will be assessed on the sixth day after the final day of the add/drop period and every billing cycle thereafter on the entire balance due. Please see the billing cycle located in the BILLING section. If there is a charge on your account that you are disputing you will need to notify the Business Office in writing (SAC_busoffice@pacific.edu) immediately to prevent a late fee from being assessed on the disputed amount.

Additional charges incurred by students following the final day of the add/drop period for the current semester are to be paid in full within five business days after the charges are posted to the student account. If a student has an Installment Plan on file in the Business Office they can add additional charges to the plan by completing an Installment Plan Amendment form within the five business days. Late fees will be assessed based on the following schedules.

Summer Session Fee Assessment & Late Fees

Tuition and fees are to be paid in full on the first day of the session. Pacific/McGeorge does not offer the deferred payment plan during the summer semester. Late fees will be assessed the next business day and every 30 days thereafter until the balance is paid.

Summer 2021 Session 1

Payment due in full by 5 p.m. on May 25

Summer 2021 Session 2

Payment due in full by 5 p.m. on May 31

Summer 2021 Session 3

Payment due in full by 5 p.m. on June 28

Public Policy

50006 Payment due in full by 5 p.m. on May 22.

50016 Payment due in full by 5 p.m. on June 3.

Externships

Payment due in full by 5 p.m. on May 25.

Pacific/McGeorge does not offer the deferred payment plan during the summer semester. Late fees will be assessed the following business day and every 30 days thereafter until the balance is paid in full.

Additional charges for any summer session that occur after the first day of class are due the next business day after the charge is assessed on the student account. Late fees for additional charges will be assessed based upon the academic year billing cycles, which can be found under the Billing section of this document.

Late Fee Grievance

All grievances relating to late fees are to be made by completing a Late Fee Grievance Form and submitting the form to the Business Office for consideration. All balances, less the late fee in dispute and any charge that you have notified the Business Office that you are disputing, must be paid in full prior to submitting a late fee grievance form. Forms can be emailed, faxed or delivered in person to the Business Office. Forms will be processed within five business days of receipt and an email notification will be sent to the students’ pacific email account regarding the decision.

Installment Plan

Installment Plans for Academic Years 2020-2021

Installment Plan

An installment plan to pay tuition and fees is offered to all students except for those who are attending McGeorge on an F-1 or J-1 visa. Each student that elects to participate in the Installment Payment Plan must sign a contract with the Business Office by the dates outlined below. Students who receive Financial Aid may also elect to participate in this plan to pay off any remaining balance on tuition and fees. Additional charges incurred after the set-up of the installment plan can be added by completing an Installment Plan Amendment Form with the Business Office. The Business Office will not make any changes to contracts unless the amendment form has been submitted and approved. If the Installment Plan Amendment Form is not completed the additional charges are due in full no later than five business days after the charge has been posted to the students’ account.

If there is a failure to make any of the scheduled payments, as outlined by the signed contract, University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law will assess a late fee, withdraw the student from the current term and may declare the unpaid balance to be in default and demand immediate payment of the entire unpaid balance including: principal, accrued interest, late fees and any applicable collection fee’s. Collection costs shall not exceed 30% of the principal, interest and late fees at the time of acceleration.

Because of the short time frame, we do not offer Installment Plans during the summer sessions.

Installment Plan A

This installment plan allows the student to pay tuition and fees in four equal installments. There is a $40 set-up fee and the student must elect to participate in this plan by the dates in the schedules below:

Fall 2020 Installment Plan A Due Dates
Payment Due Dates — Plan A Late Fee Assessment
Deadline to enroll for this plan is Aug. 17 — 1st payment due Aug. 31 Late fee applied Sept. 3*
2nd payment due Sept. 30 Late fee applied Oct. 1 *
3rd payment due Oct. 31 Late fee applied Nov. 1 *
Final payment due Nov. 30 Late fee applied Dec. 2 *

 

Spring 2021 Installment Plan A Due Dates
Payment Due Dates — Plan A Late Fee Assessment
Deadline to enroll for this plan is Jan. 11 — 1st payment due Jan. 25 Late fee applied Jan. 26*
2nd payment due Feb. 28 Late fee applied March 1 *
3rd payment due March 31 Late fee applied April 1 *
Final payment due April 30 Late fee applied May 1 *

 

Installment Plan B

This installment plan allows the student to pay tuition and fees in three installments. There is a $50 set-up fee and the student must elect to participate in this plan by the dates in the schedules below:

Fall 2020 Installment Plan B Due Dates & Payment Amounts
Payment Due Dates – Plan B Payment Amount – Plan B Late Fee Assessment
Deadline to enroll for this plan is Aug. 17 – 1st payment due Sept. 14 40% of current balance Late fee applied Sept. 15*
2nd payment due Oct. 31 50% of balance Late fee applied Nov. 1 *
Final payment due Nov. 30 Remainder of balance Late fee applied Dec. 2 *

 

Spring 2021 Installment Plan B Due Dates & Payment Amounts
Payment Due Dates – Plan B Payment Amount – Plan B Late Fee Assessment
Deadline to enroll for this plan is Jan. 11 – 1st payment due Feb. 15 40% of current balance Late fee applied Feb. 16*
2nd payment due March 31 50% of balance Late fee applied April 1 *
Final payment due April 30 Remainder of balance Late fee applied May 1 *

*Late fees are 2.5% (not to exceed $100)

Withdrawal & Transfer of Division

Students who withdraw or transfer divisions after a semester begins will have their tuition adjusted according to the schedule below. Students who change divisions and who receive institutional scholarships will have their scholarship reduced/prorated using the percentage of tuition charges below. Please see the financial aid office before making a final decision to ensure you understand your financial obligations.

Fall/Spring Semester

  • Week 1 = 100% Refund
  • Week 2 = 60% Refund
  • Week 3 = 40% Refund
  • Week 4 = 25% Refund
  • Week 5 and after = 0% Refund

Summer Sessions

  • Day 1 = 100% Refund
  • Day 2 = 60% Refund
  • Day 3 = 40% Refund
  • Day 4 = 25% Refund
  • Day 5 and after = 0% Refund

Billing

Bills are generated electronically based on the schedule below. If you have an outstanding bill, or have had activity within the previous month, an electronic statement will be generated and an email will be sent to your University of the Pacific account. A "dynamic" bill, which provides detail of all your student account activity, can be viewed at any time by logging onto insidePacific.

Academic Year 2020-2021 Billing Cycle Due Dates

Billing Period Payment Due Date** Late Fee Assessed
July 23 - Aug 21 8/31/2020 9/3/2020
Aug 22 - Sept 23 9/30/2020 10/1/2020
Sept 24 - Oct 24 10/31/2020 11/1/2020
Oct 25 - Nov 25 11/25/2020 12/2/2020
Nov 26 - Dec 20 1/8/2021 1/9/2021
Dec 21 - Jan 15 1/25/2021 1/26/2021
Jan 16 - Feb 18 2/26/2021 3/1/2021
Feb 19 - Mar 19 3/25/2021 3/26/2021
Mar 20 - Apr 18 4/26/2021 4/27/2021
Apr 19 - May 20 5/28/2021 5/29/2021

 

Summer 2021 Billing Cycle Due Dates

This chart is intended for summer billing cycle dates – please see Summer Session Fee Assessment section for more information for session tuition & fee due dates.

Billing Period Payment Due Date** Late Fee Assessed
May 21 - June 23 6/28/2021 6/29/2021
June 24 - July 23 7/29/2021 7/30/2021

 

Academic Year 2021-2022 Billing Cycle Due Dates

Billing Period Payment Due Date** Late Fee Assessed
July 24 - Aug 21 8/31/2021 9/3/2021
Aug 22 - Sept 23 9/30/2021 10/1/2021
Sept 24 - Oct 24 10/31/2021 11/1/2021
Oct 25 - Nov 25 12/1/2021 12/2/2021
Nov 26 - Dec 20 12/31/2021 1/4/2022
Dec 25 - Jan 15 1/24/2022 1/25/2022
Jan 16 - Feb 18 2/28/2022 3/1/2022
Feb 19 - Mar 19 3/24/2022 3/25/2022
Mar 20 - Apr 18 4/25/2022 4/26/2022
Apr 19 - May 20 5/27/2022 5/31/2022

 

Summer 2022 Billing Cycle Due Dates

This chart is intended for summer billing cycle dates – please see Summer Session Fee Assessment section for more information for session tuition & fee due dates.

Billing Period Payment Due Date** Late Fee Assessed
May 21 - June 23 6/27/2022 6/28/2022
June 24 - July 23 7/27/2022 7/28/2022

 

Disclaimer* These are projected billing dates. The University reserves the right to modify these dates at any time and without prior notice. **Tuition/Fee payments are due 5 days after the add/drop period for the semester; the 5th day may be on a weekend, however you can make payments online.

Refunds

If payments are made by credit/debit card (including, but not limited to tuition, fees and housing charges) and financial aid is received after those payments were made, we are bound by our merchant agreement to refund credit card payments before issuing a refund to you. Any credit/debit card payments made within 180 days of the date the credit occurred on the account are returned to the card first, and any remaining credit is refunded to the student second.

Any credit balance on your account, which is not impacted by our credit card merchant agreement or as a result of a wire payment for personal expenses (please see the University’s policy regarding overpayments above), will be returned to you in the form of a Refund Disbursement; At the beginning of each semester, the Business office will begin to process student refunds after the Add/Drop period has ended (typically the second week of the semester). During the rest of the semester the Business Office refund disbursement schedule will follow the University of the Pacific's check runs which occur on Monday and Wednesday nights. Refunds generated as a result of net financial aid will be mailed to your mailing address on file with the Office of the Registrar. Please allow a delay of up to five (5) business days to receive Refund Disbursements via a paper check. Students that elect to receive Direct Deposit of these disbursements will receive the money typically within three (3) business days. All charges must be paid in full before refunds can be issued from any form of financial aid.

Title IV Authorization to Release Non-Institutional Charges (and prior year charges) Form

In order to use financial aid to cover any charges not directly related to taking a class such as health insurance, bookstore charges, library fines, student locker fees, parking fees, card replacement fees, or returned check fees, the McGeorge Business office must have a completed Title IV Authorization Form (pdf) prior to funding being disbursed.

Course Add or Drop

Students can add/drop a course during the first week of each semester without penalty, or on the first day of each Summer session. Please note that additional tuition charges may result from add/drop actions.

Disclaimer

The University of the Pacific, Sacramento Campus reserves the right to change fees, modify its services, or change its programs at any time and without prior notification being given.