Consumer Information

Juris Doctor (JD)

Juris Doctor (JD) Consumer Information


Barry University School of Law must annually distribute to all enrolled and prospective students a notice of the availability of the information that is required to be made available to students under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA) and under the Higher Education Act (HEA) Sec. 485(a), Sec. 485(c), 485(f), Sec. 485(g), 485(h), and Sec. 485(j).

The following lists and briefly describes the information. You can obtain the detailed information by visiting each resource listed.

Financial Assistance Information (Including Cost of Attendance)

Barry University School of Law is an eligible post-secondary institution under the Higher Education Act of 1965. As such it participates in all of the Title IV Federal Student Aid Programs available to graduate students including the Federal Direct Loan Program (the Direct Student Loan and the Direct Graduate PLUS Loan).

Method and Frequency of Financial Aid Disbursement

All credit balances generated by financial aid will be automatically issued and available for pick up (with photo ID) in the Office of Student Financial Services. To simplify the disbursement of funds, direct deposit is available and recommended.

Refunds are disbursed within 14 calendar days from when the credit balance has been created or 14 calendar days from the start of the term, whichever is later.

Financial Aid Staff Contact Information: The Office of Student Financial Services maintains an open-door policy ensuring that students enjoy the counseling and guidance needed to make the law school loan process as smooth as possible.

Academic Degree Program Information: Barry University School of Law offers the Juris Doctor (JD) degree. All students in the program must complete 90 semester-hours of study in areas that are essential to the understanding and practice of law.

Accreditation Information:

Barry University Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law is approved by the Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar of the American Bar Association, 321 North Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60654, 312-988-6738.

General Accreditation: Barry University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

Barry University School of Law is approved by the Veteran's Administration.

Refund Policy Policies and Sanctions (Includes Computer Use Policy, Institutional Refund Policy and Return of Title IV Funds Policy)

Computer Use Policy: Computing facilities at the Law School are provided for the use of registered students, faculty and staff. The Law School views the use of computer facilities as a privilege, not a right. The following conditions apply to all users of Barry University School of Law computers and information systems. Violations of any of the conditions are considered unethical and may be unlawful. Suspected violations will be confidentially reported to the appropriate law school authorities and may result in loss of computer privileges or further sanctions. For the complete University Computer and Network Usage Policy, go to:

Institutional Refund Policy: Students who withdraw from classes will receive a tuition refund based on the current year’s schedules as found in the Student Handbook.

Return of Title IV Funds Policy: If a student withdraws from all courses or stops attending classes before completing 60% of the enrollment period, a portion of the total federal aid received may need to be repaid.

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA):
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) afford students certain rights with respect to their educational records. You can review the Notification of Rights by clicking on the pdf link below.

Graduation and Completion Rates: Contact the Career Services Office (CSO) with any questions at Commonly used reports are updated each year to provide this information.

Contact Information for assistance in obtaining institutional information:

Security Policies and Crime Statistics Report: 

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