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During the second semester of your 2L year, you can petition the Administrative Board, through the Dean of Students Office, to study at Berkeley in your 3L year.
Financial Aid Application Process:
If you are approved for the program, you will spend your third year at Berkeley enrolled as a Berkeley Exchange student. We will be responsible for processing your financial aid as you will still be considered a Harvard Law School student. You will apply for aid in the same manner as in your previous years here at HLS.
Your Student Bill:
You will receive two bills: one from Harvard and one from Berkeley.
Your Student Budget:
Your budget will be increased by $1,500 compensate for the extra expenses related to this program of study. This increase is eligible for grant assistance, if applicable. Additionally, the tuition category will be lower and you will have an additional budget category called Berkeley Exchange Program Fee. The combination of tuition and this program fee will equal regular full tuition at HLS ($52,350 for 2013-2014). Furthermore, the category of “fees” will be lower due to our assumption that you will take the actions necessary to waive the Harvard University Health Service fee. In order to recognize that you will be taking on extra travel and relocation costs, we will take the amount of money that would have been used for the Health Service fee and divide it between two budget categories: half to travel and half to room/board/personal. See 2012-2013 example below:
|12-13 Standard Academic Budget||12-13 Berkeley Exchange Budget|
|Mandatory Health & Insurance Fees||$3,098||Blue Cross/Blue Shield Fee||$2,168|
|Dental Insurance (optional)||$395||Dental Insurance (optional)||$395|
|Books & Supplies||$1,200||Books||$1,200|
|Travel Allowance||$1,450||Travel Allowance||$1,915|
|Stafford Loan Fees||$205||Stafford Loan Fees||$205|
|Berkeley Exchange Program Fee||$3,492|
Summer Work Requirement:
You will be held to the same work requirement the summer before you enroll at Berkeley as in previous years. See the Student Contribution from Summer Income section of this web site for details on the summer work requirement.
Cash Advances and Refunds:
If you are eligible to receive a cash advance, you will receive it after you have registered. All cash advance and refund checks are mailed to the official address on file with the Registrar's Office unless you have direct deposit set up with the Student Receivables Office. We strongly encourage all students in this program to have direct deposit.
For more program-specific details, contact the Dean of Students Office.
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