Wayne State University

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Keeping Your Award

Enrollment Requirements

At least half-time enrollment is an eligibility criterion for most types of financial aid. For a JD student, five credit hours is considered half-time during the academic year. For an LLM student, four credit hours is considered half-time. 

Satisfactory Academic Progress

Satisfactory academic progress (SAP) is the term used to describe successful completion of coursework toward a degree. The Wayne State University Law School Office of Student Financial Aid is required to ensure that students receiving financial aid are making satisfactory academic progress.

Withdrawals and Return of Financial Aid Funds

If you withdraw from all classes during a semester, you may be required to repay a portion of your financial aid.

Award Revisions

Changing Your Response
If you accepted or declined an award offer in Academica and want to change your response, complete the appropriate Award Revision Form, available on the Forms page of this site, and submit it to the Law School Office of Student Financial Aid.

Reducing the Amount of a Loan
If you want to reduce the amount of loans offered, complete the appropriate Award Revision Form, available on the Forms page of this site, and submit it to the Law School Office of Student Financial Aid.

Note: Loan offers are in the maximum amount for which you are eligible.

Requesting a Review of Your Eligibility
If you and your family have extenuating circumstances that you believe affect your ability to pay your educational costs, you may request a review of your financial aid eligibility by completing and submitting a Special Circumstances Appeal, which is available on the Forms page of this site.

Note: The Special Circumstances Form should be submitted after you receive your Student Aid Report (SAR) from the FAFSA federal processor and after the Office of Student Financial Aid in the Law School, receives the SAR data electronically from the federal processor. To assure the federal processor sends your SAR data to the Law School Office of Student Financial Aid, include the Federal School Code E00435 on your FAFSA.

Revisions by the Office of Student Financial Aid
Reasons that the Office of Student Financial Aid may revise your award offer include:

If a revision to your award is necessary, the Office of Student Financial Aid will contact you via an e-mail to your WSU account address. The e-mail message will advise you to access your Academica account for additional information and/or instructions.