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 Semesters
|Withdrawal prior to the first day of semester||100%|
|Withdrawal within the first week of semester||100%|
|Withdrawal within the second week of semester||90%|
|Withdrawal within the third week of semester||50%|
|Withdrawal within the fourth week of semester||10%|
|Withdrawal after the fourth week of semester||None|
Tuition Refund Schedule for Summer Classes
|Withdrawal prior to the first class meeting||100%|
|Withdrawal within the first week of classes||100%|
|Withdrawal within the second week of classes||60%|
|Withdrawal within the third week of classes||40%|
|Withdrawal within the fourth week of classes||None|
Tuition Refund Schedule for Classes that Do Not Fall in the Regular Semester Schedule
|Withdrawal prior to the first day of classes||100%|
|Withdrawal within 7% of classes||90%|
|Withdrawal within 14% of classes||70%|
|Withdrawal within 20% of classes||50%|
|Withdrawal within 30% of classes||10%|
|Withdrawal after 30% of classes||None|
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.