Student Resources

Refund Policies

Tuition Refunds

Tuition for any class dropped by a student is refundable according to the following tuition refund schedule.  The date of withdrawal for purposes of the refund calculation shall be the date on which the withdrawal form is received by the Registrar’s Office.  Students who register but do not attend class will not receive a tuition refund unless they officially withdraw by the posted deadlines.

 

Tuition Refund Schedule for Fall or Spring Semester
Withdrawal prior to the beginning of the semester: 100%
Withdrawal within the 1st week of the semester: 90%
Withdrawal within the 2nd week of the semester: 70%
Withdrawal within the 3rd week of the semester: 50%
Withdrawal within the 4th week of the semester: 10%
Withdrawal after the 4th week of the semester: None
Tuition Refund Schedule for Summer Classes
Withdrawal prior to the beginning of the classes: 100%
Withdrawal within the 1st week of the classes: 80%
Withdrawal within the 2nd week of the classes: 60%
Withdrawal within the 3rd week of the classes: 40%
Withdrawal after the 3rd week of the classes: None
Tuition Refund Schedule for Classes that Do Not Fall in the Regular Semester Schedule
Withdrawal prior to the first class: 100%
Withdrawal within 7% of the classes: 90%
Withdrawal within 14% of the classes: 70%
Withdrawal within 20% of the classes: 50%
Withdrawal within 30% of the classes: 10%
Withdrawal after 30% of the classes: None

Withdrawal

Withdrawal is defined as termination by the student of his or her enrollment in one or more courses at the university.  Withdrawal refunds are calculated as of the date the petition to cancel enrollment or the withdrawal from is received by the Registrar’s Office.

A new/continuing student who cancels his or her enrollment prior to the first day of the term will receive a full refund of all monies paid for that term, less the application fee not to exceed $100.  Any student who submits a withdrawal form or cancellation notice on or after the first day of the term is responsible for tuition and fees even if the student has not attended class.  A pro-rated refund will be issued to the student’s account in accordance with the Tuition Refund Schedule.  A check for the refund amount will mailed to the student within 30 calendar days following the date a Refund Request form is received by the Accounting Office.

No refund is due if a student submits a withdrawal after the fourth week of the fall or spring semester or the third week of summer session.

In addition to the institutional tuition refund policy, federal financial aid recipients who withdraw are subject to a pro-rated return of federal funds based on the relevant federal regulations.  The return of federal funds calculation is run by the Office of Financial Aid.  Students are responsible for returning the balance if funds must be returned to the federal programs.  Details are provided in the Financial Aid section.

Students attending on an F-1 visa should always consult the international student advisor before dropping a class or withdrawing from the university to determine how the withdrawal will affect their F-1 status.