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ABA Standard 509 Information Report 2014

ABA Employment Summary Report – Class of 2014



The Basics

Type of School: Private
Term: Semester
Application Deadline: July 31, 2015
Application Fee: $50
Can first-year law students start in the spring or summer? No
Does Belmont offer housing for law students? No


Tuition & Fees (Academic Year 2015-16)

Tuition for Resident & Non-Resident Students: $38,140*
Loan Origination Fee (assessed only to students with educational loans) $1,100*
Consolidated Graduate Student Fee (per semester) $465*

*Figure is subject to change.


Cost of Attendance (Academic Year 2015-16)

Books & Supplies: $3,000
Loan Origination Fee: $1,100
Personal Expenses: $2,500
Room & Board: $15,300
Tuition & Fees: $39,070
Transportation: $3,700
Total Budget: $64,670

 

Financial Aid

Law students can borrow a maximum of $20,500 in federal Direct Loans per academic year.  Federal Direct PLUS loans are also available which can provide financing up to the total cost of attendance.  Pell grants are not available to law students.  The College of Law offers merit-based scholarships to qualified entering students and awards range from 25% to 100% tuition remission.  Every admitted applicant is automatically under scholarship consideration and there is no scholarship application process.  The cumulative undergraduate GPA and LSAT score are the criteria used in the evaluation process.  The scholarship evaluation process begins in January of each year.  Qualifying veterans may be eligible for the GI Bill or the Yellow Ribbon Program.  For more information regarding financial aid, please contact the Admissions Office at 615-460-8400.

Tuition & Fee Refund Schedule

Within first week of classes: 100% refund of tuition
Within second week of classes: 80% refund of tuition
Within third week of classes: 60% refund of tuition
Within fourth week of classes: 40% refund of tuition
Within fifth week of classes: 20% refund of tuition
After fifth week: no refund



Academic Calendar 2014-15

Fall Semester 2014 Spring Semester 2015

August 18-19 - Orientation & First Day of Classes for First-Year Students

August 20 - First Day of Regular Classes for Upper-Level Students

September 1 -  Labor Day (No Classes)

November 21 - Last Day of Classes

November 24-25 - Reading Days (No Classes)

November 26-30 - Thanksgiving Break (No Classes)

December 1-12 - Final Exam Period

December 13 - Christmas Break Begins

January 5 - First Day of Classes

January 19 - Martin Luther King Holiday (No Classes)

March 9-13 - Spring Break (No Classes)

April 2-3 - Easter Break (No Classes)​

April 22 - Last Day of Classes

April 23-24 - Reading Days (No Classes)

April 27-May 8 - Final Exam Period

May 9 - Summer Break Begins



Bar Passage Rates (July 2014)

 First time Takers

114 Reporting % 93%

Jurisdiction Takers Passers Pass % State %

Diff %

Tennessee  106 75 71 75

-4

Avg. School Pass % 71
Avg. State Pass % 75
Avg. Pass Diff. % -4