Tuition Refund/Repayment Schedule for Withdrawal from Courses or the University
State Fee Adjustment for Tuition and Fees
- If you cancel prior to the first day of classes, you will receive a full refund. (Exception: The $100 admission confirmation fee will not be refunded to new freshmen.)
- If you withdraw in the 1st week, you will receive a refund for all but $50.(Note: The 1st week ends at 4:00 p.m. on the 5th class day.)
- If you withdraw in the 2nd week, you will receive a refund for all but $100.
- If you withdraw during the 3rd or 4th week, you will receive a refund of 50% of your tuition and fees.
- If you withdraw after the 4th week, you will not receive a refund. Exception: Refunds for short courses will be prorated.
Refund of Housing and Meal Plans
Return of Financial Aid Funds
(For financial aid recipients)
If you withdraw from the University before 60% of the semester has been completed, you and the University may be required to repay a portion of the financial aid funds awarded to you.
When you withdraw completely from the University before finishing the semester, federal regulations require that the University determine whether a portion of your federal financial aid (other than work-study) must be returned. The amount of aid you may keep when you withdraw is in direct proportion to the length of time you remained enrolled during the semester. If you were enrolled for 20% of the semester before you withdraw, 80% of your federal financial aid must be returned to the aid programs. If you stay through 50% of the semester, 50% of your aid must be returned. Once you complete at least 60% of the semester, however, you may keep 100% of the aid you received.
This means that if you withdraw before you have completed at least 60% of the semester, you may owe a repayment after you withdraw. You will be billed for any balance owed as a result of returning the financial aid funds. The University will notify you of the dollar amount you owe.
Any financial aid that must be returned to the federal aid programs will be used first to reimburse loans you have received for the semester and then grant funds. The specific repayment priority is:
- Direct Unsubsidized Ford Loan
- Direct Subsidized Ford Loan
- Federal Perkins Loan
- Direct PLUS Loan
- Federal Pell Grant
- Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)
- Other federal aid programs
If funds are available from the institutional refund after the federal return of funds requirements are satisfied, the remaining refund will be distributed in the following priority:
- State aid programs (Refund shall not exceed the "unearned" percentage of state aid, consistent with the "unearned" percentage of federal funds.)
- Institutional programs
- Outside financial aid resources, if appropriate
Actual calculations for required repayment will be done in the Business Office.
Credit Drop (but not withdrawal from the university)
(For financial aid recipients) If your enrolled credits change your aid will be adjusted—if necessary—to correctly reflect your current enrollment status (i.e., full-time, three-quarter time, half-time). You will be held to the financial aid academic progress standards based on your total enrolled credits.