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Confirmation of Acceptance and Seat Deposit Deadlines

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Seat Deposit Deadlines 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.

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.

Submitting Seat Deposits

Seat deposit payments should be made online through the University Portal CaneLink. Instructions to access CaneLink and payment directions were included with your admit letter and emailed to you after your admission to the School of Law. You will need your University ID number or Social Security Number to log into CaneLink and access your account.

If you are mailing your seat deposit, the check should be made payable to the University of Miami. Include your name, ID number and term you will be starting Law School (e.g. Fall 2014) 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.