Students who withdraw from the university may receive a refund of their tuition, fees, and board costs, in accordance with the following schedule:
- Full refund for withdrawal prior to the second week of classes (applicable to fall and spring terms);
- 75% refund for withdrawal prior to the third week of classes (applicable to fall and spring terms);
- 50% refund for withdrawal prior to the fourth week of classes (applicable to fall and spring terms);
- No refund for withdrawal after the beginning of the fourth week of classes (applicable to fall and spring terms).
The refund schedule is based strictly on weeks in which classes are scheduled. It is recommended students review the published refund dates prior to the beginning of the term. The number of classes a student actually attends is not considered in the calculation of refunds. A student who has not prepaid his/her tuition in full at the beginning of the semester and then subsequently withdraws may have a balance due, not a refund. The university does not make exceptions to this policy.
Eligibility for a refund is contingent upon official notification of withdrawal, in writing, directed to the Office of the Registrar. For purposes of withdrawal and refund, telephone or verbal notice of withdrawal is not adequate and the official date of withdrawal will be established only by the receipt of formal written notice or a completed student withdrawal form, which may be obtained from the Student Success and Engagement Office.
University housing contracts are written for the entire term. Therefore, no refunds for room rent will be granted for students who withdraw after the end of the first week of classes. For the fall, spring, and summer, terms, one week of housing expense will be deducted from the refund for those who withdraw before the beginning of the second week of classes.
Refunds will be made 30 days after the official date of withdrawal from the university, and then only after all forms and procedures for aid application and official withdrawal have been completed and signed. Students who are suspended or who are asked to withdraw for disciplinary reasons are not eligible for refunds, regardless of the date of withdrawal.