Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Do you accept credit cards?
    We do not accept credit cards. Checks or money orders should be made payable to William & Mary Law School.
  2. Can I get financial aid through William & Mary?
    Visiting students must apply for educational loans through your home institution (the institution which will grant your degree). The Student Financial Aid Office at the College of William & Mary will process Direct Subsidized, Unsubsidized, GradPLUS, and private educational loans for William & Mary students only.
  3. Do I have to live in the dorm?

    You can make your own housing arrangements if you prefer, however be aware that our office is not set up to help you wih this. We recommend that students live in the dormitory unless there are compelling reasons for you to live off campus. A large part of the study abroad experience is the interaction with other students from other law schools and this interaction is greatly reduced for those who do not live in the dorm.

  4. What is the cost for my spouse to go?
    A spouse will pay the same room and board fee that a participating student pays if living in the dorm in a single room. Most of the rooms are single rooms; however, there are a few double rooms. They are available on a first-come, first-served basis to married couples only. The cost for a double room is slightly less than the cost of two single rooms.
  5. Are most of the program participants William & Mary students?
    No, the majority of participants each year are from many different law schools throughout the U.S.  About 20 to 35% of the participants in the program are William & Mary students. In 2013, 43 students, including 8 from William & Mary, attended the Madrid Program. These students represented 20 law schools from across the United States. In addition, seven Spanish law students attended classes and participated in the program activities.
  6. How will my photo be used?
    Participants must send us a small photo (hard copy or digital) to be used to make a photo directory to help faculty and students get to know everyone's names more quickly.