Visiting Away (Study Abroad or Third-Year)

Summer Session at Another ABA-Approved Law School

  1. Students will need to complete a Visiting Student Authorization form (PDF) in order to receive approval from the dean for the transfer of the program credits back to Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University.
  2. Register for the program.
  3. Determine how to pay for the program: Depending on the number of credits students may borrow either federal (6 or more credits are required to borrow federal loans) or private loans for this program. Please note students are encouraged to consider borrowing federal loans first. However, students should be reminded that federal loans will be disbursed evenly between the summer and fall semesters. Additionally, federal loans will not disburse earlier than 10 days prior to the first day of classes. Therefore, refunds may not be available prior to departing for your study abroad. Furthermore, in order to borrow federal loans for this program, students will need to have completed a FAFSA form prior to applying for federal loans.
  4. Consortium Agreement: Any student enrolled in summer class(es) through another law school and borrowing a loan for the cost of the course(s) must send a Consortium Agreement (PDF), to the host institution. Students who will be using personal funds for this program do not need to complete a Consortium Agreement (PDF). The host institution will verify enrollment, complete the form (provide cost of living and the total number of credits for which you are registered) and return the Consortium Agreement to the Director of Financial Aid at Hofstra Law School. The Director of Financial Aid at Hofstra Law will complete the financial aid section of the form (indicating what forms of aid the student will receive) and return it to the host institution.
  5. Apply for a loan: Students will need to complete a Summer-Fall Loan Request form (PDF) to request a loan for this program. The Director of Financial Aid will process any loans that the student has requested. Apply for the requested loans.
  6. Provide the Office of Student Accounts with a bill: Arrange for the host institution to send Student Accounts a bill. If a bill is not received, payment is not guaranteed. When the loan funds arrive, the Hofstra Office of Student Accounts will send a check to the Host Institution and the remaining funds, if any, may be issued to the student in the form of a refund. Please note: this refund may or may not be available prior to the start of your classes.
  7. Arrange for an official transcript: In order for you to receive full credit for the coursework you complete, please arrange for the host institution to send the Hofstra Law Office of Academic Records an official transcript reflecting the final grade received for any coursework completed through the host institution. Office of Academic Records, 121 Hofstra University, Room 114, Hempstead, NY 11549. Phone: 516-463-5917. Fax: 516-463-4802.

Visiting at Another ABA-Approved Law School for One or Two Semesters

  1. Receive approval from the dean to visit another law school for one academic year.
  2. Apply and receive acceptance to visit that law school.
  3. Register for classes.
  4. Decide on borrowing options: Students are encouraged to consider borrowing federal loans first, before private loans. Remember that federal loans will be disbursed evenly between the fall and spring semesters.
  5. Consortium Agreement: Students visiting another law school must send a Consortium Agreement (PDF) to the Host Institution. Students who will be using personal funds do not need to complete a Consortium Agreement. The host institution will verify enrollment, complete the form (provide cost of living and the total number of credits for which you are registered) and return the Consortium Agreement to the Director of Financial Aid at Hofstra Law. The Director of Financial Aid at Hofstra Law will complete the financial aid section of the form (indicating what forms of aid the student will receive) and return it to the host institution.
  6. Apply for a loan: Students will need to complete a Summer-Fall Loan Request form (PDF) to request a loan for this program. The Director of Financial Aid will process any loans that the student has requested. Apply for the requested loans.
  7. Provide the Office of Student Accounts with a bill: Arrange for the host institution to send Student Accounts a bill. If a bill is not received, payment is not guaranteed. When the loan funds arrive, the Hofstra Office of Student Accounts will send a check to the host institution and the remaining funds, if any, may be issued to the student in the form of a refund. Please note: this refund may or may not be available prior to the start of your classes.
  8. Arrange for an official transcript: In order for you to receive full credit for the coursework you complete, please arrange for the host institution to send the Hofstra Law Office of Academic Records an official transcript reflecting the final grade received for any coursework completed through the host institution. Office of Academic Records, 121 Hofstra University, Room 114, Hempstead, NY 11549. Phone: 516-463-5917. Fax: 516-463-4802.