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 fall and spring semester fees. Deposit deadlines were outlined in the letter of acceptance. Please note that this deposit is non-refundable.

 

New First Year J.D. Seat Deposit Payment and J.D. 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 toward fall and spring semester fees. 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

IMPORTANT INFORMATION - Remember, that it takes 24 hours for CaneLink to recognize your account and give you clearance to the online paying portal – please plan accordingly.

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 toward payment of the outstanding balance. In such cases, there may not be a refund.

 

How to Make a Seat Deposit on CaneLink

1) Log on to the University Student Portal, CaneLink or type https://canelink.miami.edu on your browser to navigate to CaneLink. CaneLink sign on information will be provided to you via email after acceptance.  First time users: You must allow 24-hours between CaneID activation and making your deposit payment.

2) If you have forgotten your password, click on the Forgot your Password link in CaneLink to re-establish your password. You will need your UM ID Number or your social security number to recover your information.

3) Once you access your student account, go to the Student Center section by clicking on Go to Student Center.

4) On the Student Center page, scroll to the bottom of the page to Admissions and in the My Application box, click on Accept Admissions/Pay Deposit.

5) On the next screen, click on Accept Admissions/Pay Deposit again.

6) Follow the steps to pay your first, second or full deposit.

7) If you need assistance with CaneLink, contact the University of Miami IT Service Desk at 305-284-6565.

 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 fall and spring semester fees. 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 toward payment of the outstanding balance. In such cases, there may not be a refund. 

 

 

 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 fall and spring semester fees. Deposit deadlines were outlined in the letter of acceptance. Please note that this deposit is non-refundable.

 

 Deposit Payment Via Mail

Please note: as the University is working remotely, until further notice, payment by mail or express post is not accepted. You must pay electronically.

 

*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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