Refund Policy

A student who withdraws from a course before the end of the term may be entitled to a refund of a percentage of the tuition charged for that course. The University's general policy on refunds is described below. Federal statute requires an alternate calculation for recipients of federal Title IV financial assistance, and it is described as well.

TUITION-Students who withdraw from the university or from a course may be entitled to a refund of a percentage of their tuition. Students who withdraw must return a completed withdrawal form to the Office of Student Records. Mere cessation of attendance does not constitute withdrawal. The date of receipt of the withdrawal notice by the registrar will determine the amount of tuition refund. Refunds are a percentage of the tuition payable in the semester in which the student withdraws, not a percentage of the total amount billed. Only tuition is refundable. No refunds are made when a student is suspended or dismissed for academic, disciplinary or financial reasons.

Reasons for Tuition Refunds

Tuition refunds are made for the fall and spring semesters on the following basis:

  1. If formal notice is received within one week after the beginning of the semester, a refund of 100 percent of tuition is made.
  2. If formal notice is received within two weeks after the beginning of the semester, a refund of 90 percent of tuition is made.
  3. If formal notice is received within five weeks after the beginning of the semester, a refund of 50 percent of tuition is made.
  4. If formal notice is received within nine weeks after the beginning of the semester, a refund of 25 percent of tuition is made.
  5. No credit is allowed after the ninth week of classes.

Please refer to the academic calendar for summer refund deadlines.

Students forced to withdraw for medical reasons should consult the Academic Regulations section of this bulletin for the university's policy on medical withdrawals.

Residence Halls: Students who withdraw from the university for any reason are not entitled to any refund on the cost of their room.

Meal Plans: Students who withdraw from the university may receive a refund on the meal plan, prorated to the date of withdrawal. These refunds must be approved by the university food service.

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