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Confirmation of Acceptance and Seat Deposit Deadlines

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New First Year Applicants - Seat Deposit Payment and Refund Information

Your acceptance to our offer of admissions to the University of Miami School of Law must be confirmed with a seat deposit of $1,000, which will be applied towards your first semester's tuition. In most cases, this deposit may be made in two $500 payments according to the deadlines found in your acceptance letter. In some cases, the entire $1,000 seat deposit will be due at once (if applicable, this would be outlined in your acceptance letter). Please note that the first $500 portion of your $1,000 seat deposit is non-refundable.

Please note that the first $500 portion of your $1,000 seat deposit is non-refundable.

1st $500 deposit / deposit due date found in your acceptance letter / non-refundable
2nd $500 deposit / deposit due date found in your acceptance letter / partially refundable

Partial refund of your second $500 seat deposit is based upon the following schedule:

Notification Date
Notification in writing prior to July 1
From July 1 to July 15
From July 16 to August 2
After August 2

Amount Refunded
$300
$200
$100
$0 (no refund)

Note that if there is an outstanding balance from a previous term at the University of Miami, all deposit funds will go towards payment of the outstanding balance. In such cases, there may not be a refund.

Transfer Applicants (Second Year and LLM-Transfers) - Seat Deposit Payment and Refund Information

Your acceptance to our offer of admissions to the University of Miami School of Law must be confirmed with a seat deposit of $1,000 which will be applied towards your first semester's tuition. Please note that only $300 of this deposit is refundable if requested at least 10 business days before the start of the entering semester. Deposit deadlines were outlined on in your letter of acceptance. Note that if there is an outstanding balance from a previous term at the University of Miami, all deposit funds will go towards payment of the outstanding balance. In such cases, there may not be a refund.

Visiting Applicants - Seat Deposit Payment and Refund Information

Your acceptance to our offer of admissions to the University of Miami School of Law must be confirmed with a seat deposit of $500 which will be applied towards your first semester's tuition. Deposit deadlines were outlined in your letter of acceptance. Please note that this deposit is non-refundable.

Master of Law (LL.M.) Programs - Seat Deposit Payment and Refund Information

Your acceptance to our offer of admissions to the University of Miami School of Law must be confirmed with a seat deposit of $500 which will be applied towards your first semester's tuition. Deposit deadlines were outlined in your letter of acceptance. Please note that this deposit is non-refundable.

Instructions for Payment in CaneLink or Postal Mail – All Applicants

Seat deposit payments should be made online through the University Student Portal, CaneLink, or by mailing a check made payable to the University of Miami. To access CaneLink, go to the bottom of the University of Miami School of Law homepage and click CaneLink (formerly MyUM) or type https://canelink.miami.edu in your browser.

If you have never used CaneLink, you will first need your CaneID and temporary password to log on. These will be sent to you by email along with login instructions. Please follow these instructions to access CaneLink. If you already have a CaneID, please use your existing CaneID and password to log on to CaneLink. After logging on to CaneLink, follow the instructions below to submit your seat deposit. Your deposit deadlines were indicated in your acceptance letter, and may also be found in your LSAC’s ASO account.

  1. Scroll to the bottom of the Law School’s home page and click on CaneLink.
  2. Log on to CaneLink using your CaneID and password. Please allow at least one business day for your access to CaneLink to be granted, once you receive your CaneID and password information.
  3. Scroll to the bottom of the CaneLink page to the “Admissions” section and in the “My Application” box, click on “Accept Admissions/Pay Deposit”.
  4. On the following screen click “Accept Admissions/Pay Deposit” again.
  5. Follow the steps to pay your first, second or full deposit.
  6. If you need assistance contact the University of Miami IT Service Desk at 305-284-6565, option 2.

If you are mailing your seat deposit, the check should be made payable to the University of Miami. Please include your name, student ID number and term you will be starting Law School and mail it to one of the following addresses:

General mailing address for regular mail:
University of Miami School of Law, Office of Admissions, P.O. Box 248087, Coral Gables, FL 33124

Street address for express mail (FedEx, UPS, USPS or other Courier):
University of Miami School of Law, Office of Admissions, 1320 S Dixie Hwy, Suite 731, Coral Gables, FL 33146

If your seat deposit check is received in the office after your deadline, it will be accepted on a space available basis only if it was postmarked at least seven days prior to your due date (when using regular or express US mail) or three days prior to your due date (when using UPS, FedEx or other courier).

We will not accept deposits which do not meet these requirements. It is the School's policy to cancel the acceptance of an applicant who does not make the tuition deposit payment by the designated dates.