New First Year Applicants - Seat Deposit Payment and Refund Information

Master of Law (LL.M.) Program Applicants

Acceptance to an 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 first-semester tuition. Deposit deadlines were outlined in the letter of acceptance. Please note that this deposit is non-refundable. Deposit instructions can be found here.

New First Year JD Seat Deposit Payment and JD Refund Information

Acceptance to an 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 first-semester tuition. In most cases, this deposit may be made in two $500 payments according to the deadlines found in each student’s acceptance letter. In some cases, the entire $1,000 seat deposit will be due at once (if applicable, this would be outlined in the acceptance letter). 

Seat Deposit Deadlines

Each student’s deposit deadlines* were indicated in his or her acceptance letter, and may also be found in his or her LSAC’s ASO account.

1st $500 deposit - deposit due date found in acceptance letter / non-refundable
2nd $500 deposit - deposit due date found in acceptance letter / partially refundable; partial refund of 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. 

Deposit instructions can be found here.

 Transfer Applicants (Second Year and LLM-Transfers)

Acceptance to an 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 first-semester 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 the 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.  

Deposit instructions can be found here.

 Visiting Applicants

Acceptance to an 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 first-semester tuition. Deposit deadlines were outlined in the letter of acceptance. Please note that this deposit is non-refundable. Deposit instructions can be found below.

Instructions for Deposit Payment in CaneLink or Postal Mail – All Applicants

Seat deposit payments should be made online through the University Student Portal, CaneLink, https://canelink.miami.edu or by mailing a check made payable to the University of Miami.

 Deposit Payment Via Mail

For students mailing a seat deposit, the check should be made payable to the University of Miami. Please include your name, student ID number and term 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 a seat deposit check is received in the office after the 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). Miami Law does not accept deposits which do not meet the above 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.

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