Refund Policy

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Housing

A student who officially withdraws completely from the university prior to the beginning of any semester is eligible to receive a full refund of housing fees, but must forfeit the housing deposit.

A student who officially withdraws completely from the university during the semester will forfeit the housing deposit but is entitled to receive a pro-rated refund of housing fees, based upon a weekly scale.

The Housing Office will determine if any refund of housing fees is possible for a student who leaves university housing for medical reasons.

If a student is asked to leave university housing, the details concerning a housing refund shall be determined by the Director of Housing.

The university shall always retain the authority to allow exceptions to this policy.

Meals

A student who officially withdraws after the beginning of a semester and who notifies Enrollment Services will be entitled to a refund of the board paid for the remainder of the semester.

A student who withdraws during a week will be charged for the entire week.

Summer Session

Refunds of tuition and fees for a student who withdraws after the beginning of a summer session will be determined by the proportion of the term attended and will be pro-rated on the basis of the refund policy in effect for a regular session.

It is the student's responsibility to complete the Withdrawal or Drop Cards or to adjust their schedule online as permitted.

Drop Cards are available in Department Offices and the Student Enrollment Center.

Tuition

The date when students submit a completed withdrawal form to the Student Enrollment Center to cancel their registration or to withdraw from all courses determines their eligibility for a refund. Refunds are not given on individual course drops (withdrawals) after the end of the drop period.

A student who submits to the Student Enrollment Center an officially approved withdrawal form prior to the beginning of any semester is eligible for a complete refund of all fees except the application fee and registration and room deposits.

(Please refer to refund policies that pertain to housing and meal refunds, if applicable.)

A student who withdraws from the university completely after the beginning of a semester and who submits to the Student Enrollment Center an officially approved withdrawal form is entitled to a refund of tuition according to the schedule as follows (Subject to change):

Refund (%)Period of Attendance
100 First Week
80 Second Week
60 Third Week
50 Fourth Week
40 Fifth Week
No Refund After the Fifth Week

Federal guidelines for the pro-rating of student financial aid awards to students who totally withdraw from the university partway through a term usually do not coincide with the above refund policy.

Students contemplating mid-term withdrawal from the university should first contact the Student Enrollment Center to discuss the impact of a contemplated mid-term withdrawal on their student financial aid awards and possible resultant personal liability to the university for charges not covered by prorated student financial aid awards.