Checklist and Deadlines

Entering First-Year Students

  • Start looking for privately funded scholarships about one year before you anticipate entering law school. Check out local organizations, etc., and try some of the free national scholarship searches linked to this Web site.
  • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by March 1.  You may complete the FAFSA online. If you do not have your taxes completed, you are allowed to estimate the financial information or use the previous year’s tax information and correct it later.  MU’s FAFSA school code is 002516.  MU will receive your FAFSA electronically from the federal processor.
  • If you accept federal student loans, you may be required to complete the Master Promissory Note (MPN) and entrance counseling before funds can be disbursed to your MU student account.  The request to complete the MPN / entrance counseling will post to your myZou “To Do List” if you are required to complete.  So watch your “To Do List.”
  • Pay your seat deposit. Check with the admissions office for this year’s deadline.

Continuing Students

Complete the renewal FAFSA by the March 1st priority deadline to ensure timely notification and receipt of aid. If you do not have your taxes completed, you are allowed to estimate the financial information or use the previous year’s tax information and correct it later. MU’s FAFSA school code is 002516. MU will receive your FAFSA electronically from the federal processor.

All Students

  • Financial Aid Refunds:  Financial Aid refunds are paid to your MU student account ten days before the beginning of each semester. Refunds of excess financial aid proceeds may be deposited directly into the student’s checking or savings account or sent as a paper check via US mail. (Refund checks are no longer distributed in the Cashiers Office lobby.)  For more information click here.
  • Withdraw of Course Refund:  If you withdraw from classes refund amounts will be based on the percentage of class length for more information about MU’s refund schedule see Office of Cashiers semester refund schedule.