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Withdrawal Refund Policy for All Students

Please see Withdrawal Refund Policy for All Students on the Bursar's Office site.

Withdrawal Refund Policy for All Students

Student Withdrawal

The University is required to contract for a substantial amount of goods and services in advance. Most of these expenses are fixed and are not subject to change on short notice. Under certain circumstances, refunds are available to students who officially withdraw from the University. A student desiring to withdraw from the University must obtain an official withdrawal form from the Office of Student Records. The form must be submitted to the Office of Student Records when it is completed. This policy applies to all terms including semesters, summer terms and Jan term. If a withdrawal results in a tuition reduction and the student has received financial aid, some of the aid could be required to be returned by the University. In such cases, the student will be required to reimburse the University. 

Withdrawal Refund Policy for Fall and Spring Semesters

1. In case of withdrawal or suspension within the first week of the semester, the student may receive a refund of 100 percent of tuition and room rent for that semester.  The first week of a semester ends on the last day to drop a course(s) without financial penalty. 

2. In case of withdrawal or suspension after the first week of the semester, but before the end of the second week of the semester, the student may receive a refund of 90 percent of tuition and room rent for that semester. The second week of a semester ends on the first Wednesday following the last day to drop a course(s) without financial penalty. 

3. In case of withdrawal or suspension after the second week of the semester, but before the end of the third week of the semester, the student may receive a refund of 75 percent of tuition and room rent for that semester. The third week of a semester ends on the second Wednesday following the last day to drop a course(s) without financial penalty. 

4. In case of withdrawal or suspension after the third week of the semester, but before the end of the fifth week of the semester, the student may receive a refund of 50 percent of tuition and room rent for that semester. The fifth week of a semester ends on the fourth Wednesday following the last day to drop a course(s) without financial penalty. 

5. In case of withdrawal or suspension after the fifth week of the semester, but before the end of the ninth week of the semester, the student may receive a refund of 25 percent of tuition and room rent for that semester. The ninth week of a semester ends on the eighth Wednesday following the last day to drop a course(s) without financial penalty. 

6. In case of withdrawal or suspension after the ninth week of the semester, no refund of tuition or room rent is available.  

7. In case of withdrawal or suspension, a board plan (meal charge) refund shall be calculated on a pro rata basis. 

Withdrawal Refund Policy for Jan Term

Jan Term refunds are based on days instead of weeks, and the following applies. In case of withdrawal or suspension: 

• On first and second day of classes, the tuition and room rent refund will be 100 percent.

• On the third day of classes, the tuition and room rent refund will be 90 percent.

• On the fourth day of classes, the tuition and room rent refund will be 75 percent.

• On the fifth day of classes, the tuition and room rent refund will be 50 percent.

• On the sixth day of classes, the tuition and room rent refund will be 25 percent.

• After the sixth day of classes, no tuition and room rent refund is available.

• Board plan (meal charge) refund will be calculated on a pro rata basis.

 Withdrawal Refund Policy for Summer Term

Summer term refunds are based on the number of weeks as follows: 

1. In case of withdrawal or suspension before the end of the last day to drop a course(s) without financial penalty, the student may receive a refund of 100 percent of tuition and room rent for that term. 

2. In case of withdrawal or suspension after the last day to drop course(s) without financial penalty, but before the end of the first week of the term, the student may receive a refund of 90 percent of tuition and room rent for that term.   The first week of the term ends on the first Friday following the last day to drop a course(s) without financial penalty. 

3. In case of withdrawal or suspension after the first week of the term but before the end of the second week of the term, the student may receive a refund of 75 percent of tuition and room rent for that term. The second week of the term ends on the second Friday following the last day to drop  a course(s) without financial penalty. 

4. In case of withdrawal or suspension after the second week of the term but before the end of the third week of the term, the student may receive a refund of 50 percent of tuition and room rent for that term. The third week of the term ends on the third Friday following the last day to drop a course(s) without financial penalty. 

5. In case of withdrawal or suspension after the third week of the term but before the end of the fourth week of the term, the student may receive a refund of 25 percent of tuition and room rent for that term. The fourth week of the term ends on the fourth Friday following the last day to drop a course(s) without financial penalty. 

6. In case of withdrawal or suspension after the fourth week, no refund of tuition and room rent is available. 

7. In case of withdrawal or suspension, a board plan (meal charge) refund shall be calculated on a pro rata basis.

 

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