Tuition


2016 Program Dates/Deadlines
Application Deadline May 1, 2016
Non-Refundable Seat Deposit Due May 1, 2016
Full Tuition and Program Fee Payment Due June 15, 2016
Mandatory Online Orientation Begins June 15, 2016
Mandatory In-Country Orientation June 27, 2015
Classes Begin June 28, 2016
Classes End August 3, 2016
Examinations July 29, 2016

August 5, 2016

2015 Externship Dates/Deadlines
Application Deadline March 31, 2016
Non-Refundable Seat Deposit Due March 31, 2016
Full Tuition and Program Fee Payment Due June 15, 2016
Mandatory Online Orientation Begins June 15, 2016
Mandatory In-Country Orientation June 27, 2016
Classes Begin June 30, 2015
Classes End August 5, 2015

Cost of Attendance for Summer 2016
Nonrefundable Deposit $100.00
Program Fee $1,000.00
Tuition ($900 or $950/credit)(4-7 Credits)**
Charlotte School of Law & Partner Institution
Students receive a $50 per credit discount
$3600 - $6,650
Books & Materials $0-$200
Housing $500-$1,500
Estimated Travel Expenses $1,500-$2,000
Estimated Food/Other Expenses $600-$1,500


Program Fee:  Regardless of how many credits a student takes or if the student is only enrolled in an externship there will be a programming fee of $1,000.00.  This fee includes enrollment in group overseas emergency medical insurance, provides the student the opportunity to participate in all of the scheduled programming trips and excursions, and supports the administrative costs incurred by Charlotte School of Law including student enrollment and transcript processing.  The trips and excursions will explicitly include transportation to/from and guided tours of the Seimas (Congress), Supreme Court of Lithuania, Constitutional Court of Lithuania, Trakai Castle, the KGB Museum, and Grutas Parkas.

Tuition: Tuition is paid by credit hour. The tuition charged is $950.00/credit hour. Students enrolled at the Charlotte School of Law or other institutions with a negotiated agreement with the Charlotte School of Law will qualify for a tuition reduction to $900.00/credit hour. Students enrolled in the program are required to take a minimum of 4 credit hours and are permitted a maximum of 7 credit hours.

Books and Materials:  The cost of books and materials will depend on the course, with a preference for using publicly available materials whenever possible. Due to the difficulty of obtaining texts in a timely manner in Lithuania each course will have a set book fee to be included with tuition and charged directly by the Charlotte School of Law at cost. It is possible that this fee could be waived entirely if all materials are publicly available. Materials as described will be provided to students during orientation. The full cost of books and materials for each course will be made available to students before a deposit is required.

Housing:  There are privately run dormitories in Vilnius that cost approximately $600.00 for the duration of the program.  Students should also be able to find very modern accommodations for reasonable costs (no more than $1500.00) for the duration of the summer program.

Estimated Travel Expenses:  Estimated Travel Expenses: There is no direct flight from the United States to Vilnius so all participants will change planes at least once.  Vilnius is the capital of Lithuania and is served regularly by most major American and European airlines. The cost of round trip airfare and up to two checked bags round trip will cost approximately $1,500.00 if booked at least a month in advance. With advanced preparation, airfare can be considerably less as low as $1000.00 for a round trip from Charlotte.

Estimated Food/Other Expenses:  Food is very inexpensive in Lithuania.  The cost of food and other incidentals for general living should not ordinarily exceed $200.00 a week or $1,000.00 over the duration of the program.  Actual costs, depending on how the student decides to live, may actually be as low as $600 for the entire duration of the program.
 
 

Financial Aid


FOR CHARLOTTE SCHOOL OF LAW STUDENTS
Financial Aid

To obtain financing through federal aid, current CSL students must complete the 2015-16 FAFSA via www.fafsa.gov.  If your 2015-16 FAFSA is already on file, the Financial Aid Office will package your summer 2016 Financial Aid Award Letter once we are notified you're officially registered for courses in the Lithuania program. Your package will include your Stafford loan and will be processed up to the cost of your budget, not to exceed the maximum allowable Stafford amount, $10,250.

For example, if the total cost of your program is $9,000, your package will only reflect $9,000.  Students are prohibited from borrowing in excess of their budget.

If your budget exceeds $10,250, you may borrow additional funding through the Grad PLUS loan, if necessary. Be sure to submit your Grad PLUS loan application once you receive your award letter; the steps on applying will be in the body of the email. This will prevent any unnecessary delays in the processing of your loan and payments.

Stipend

If you borrow in excess of the tuition/fees for the purpose of living expenses, etc. you will receive your stipend check via direct deposit after your tuition/fees are paid in full.  If you haven't signed up for direct deposit, be sure to do so before June 2016 by visiting the MyCampus student portal > My Finances > Payment Info / Stipend > Checking Accounts radio button > Add a Checking Account (far right corner).

Loan disbursement

Based on federal regulations, we can begin the loan disbursement process 10 days prior to the start of the enrollment date.  For example, the program begins June 15, 2016; by law we can begin the process on June 5, 2016.  That's not to imply your stipend check will be available on June 5th, but you will receive your stipend check approximately a week after the disbursement.

Payments

All payments must be submitted to the Student Accounts Office. Make all checks payable to Charlotte School of Law; Lithuania Summer Abroad in the memo line is sufficient.  Payment can be remitted to:

Charlotte School of Law
Attn: Student Accounts
201 South College Street, Suite 400
Charlotte, NC 28244
 

FOR STUDENTS FROM OTHER SCHOOLS

Financial Aid

 

To obtain financing through federal aid, non-CSL students must communicate with their home institution's Financial Aid Office on the steps to obtaining financial aid for travels to Lithuania for summer 2016.  Depending on your home institution, the 2015-16 FAFSA may be sufficient or your home institution may require you complete the 2016-17 FAFSA.  Again, please be sure to contact your home institution's Financial Aid Office for steps and further instruction.


Consortium agreement

Before your home institution can process any federal aid on your behalf, your institution's Financial Aid Office will need to email or fax a copy of their consortium agreement to Ese I. Love at elove@charlottelaw.edu or 704-971-0967. The consortium agreement will be completed and submitted back to the student's institution's Financial Aid Office if the student is currently registered in the program.  If not yet registered, the consortium agreement will not be completed until notice is provided that the student is officially registered for class(es).

Loan disbursement/Tuition payment

Upon receipt of your loan disbursement, your home institution may require the submission of payment directly to Charlotte School of Law.  If this is the case, your institution can submit the tuition payment as noted above under the Payments.

If your institution remits the payment directly to the student, the same process applies in which the student is responsible for remitting the tuition/fee payment to the Student Accounts Office at CharlotteLaw.

Payments

All payments must be submitted to the Student Accounts Office. Make all checks payable to Charlotte School of Law; Lithuania Summer Abroad in the memo line is sufficient. Payment can be remitted to:

Charlotte School of Law
Attn: Student Accounts
201 South College Street, Suite 400
Charlotte, NC 28244
 

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