Enrolling in the Program
Enrolling in the legal insurance program provided by the Center for Student Legal Services is simple! Every semester, including summer session, the $12 Student Legal Services Fee appears on each student's tuition bill on the student’s My OHIO Student Center portal. The program is funded by an optional $12 fee per term and students must choose to either pay or waive the fee at the beginning of every term. Paying the $12 SLS Fee buys the student legal insurance and entitles them to all of the services that CSLS provides. Once the fee has been paid, a student has legal insurance and can utilize any of our services as many times as they need over the course of the term. Students have the first three (3) weeks of each term to waive the $12 SLS Fee from their tuition bill. After that window closes, our office cannot "un-enroll" students or issue refunds. A student can, however, re-enroll at any point during the term if the fee was waived at the beginning of the term. If a student who had waived our fee re-enrolls in our program because they need assistance with a legal issue that occurred before their re-enrollment was complete, they will be subject to a $25 Consultation Fee and additional case fees charged at the attorney's discretion. We strongly discourage students from waiving the fee and highly recommend that they re-enroll if the fee was waived. Should a student require legal assistance for any reason, paying the $12 SLS Fee and enrolling in our legal insurance program could potentially save them hundreds of dollars in case fees.
If a student waived the fee at the beginning of the term, but would like to re-enroll, they will need to complete a re-enrollment form and pay the $12 SLS Fee directly to CSLS. Payment can be made by using the PayPal link below or by paying with cash/check at the CSLS office. The re-enrollment form can be downloaded from the button below or it can be retrieved from the CSLS office. When a student is re-enrolling, their re-enrollment will not be complete or effective until CSLS is in receipt of both the re-enrollment form and the $12 SLS Fee.
Please contact CSLS if there are further questions about re-enrollment.