Withdrawals and Refunds

A student who wishes to withdraw from a course must complete a Change of Program form and have it signed by the appropriate Academic Dean. The date of withdrawal shall be the date the withdrawal is processed by the Office of the Registrar.

Withdrawal from courses may entitle the student to a credit of tuition. This policy refers only to tuition. Fees are not refundable. Please refer to the official Tuition Refund Schedule for the semester. The Tuition Refund Schedule is based on the official start and end of the semester, regardless of when a particular course may start or end. Undergraduate tuition for 12 to 18 credits is set at a block rate during the fall and spring semesters, therefore, during the withdrawal period in fall and spring, there is no adjustment to tuition if a student withdraws classes within that range.

A withdrawal from courses may also affect the student’s eligibility for financial assistance. Students who are recipients of federal Title IV funds and who withdraw prior to the 60% point in the term will be subject to a recalculation of Title IV aid eligibility. Eligibility for all other institutional, state and external awards will be determined on an individual basis.

Students should allow an appropriate length of time from the date of filing a Change of Program with the Dean for refund claims to be approved and processed.

Students will not be entitled to a refund until all federal Title IV programs are adjusted and all outstanding charges have been paid. The University applies financial aid and payments to tuition, fees, room and board and other charges in the following order, regardless of the order it pays in: state funds, Federal Parent PLUS/Grad PLUS, Stafford loans, private loans, grants, scholarships, internal aid and personal payments. A refund back to a credit card used can occur if no federal aid has been applied to the account for the term.

Students are considered in attendance until they officially withdraw from school or are requested to do so by a Dean. Students who leave school voluntarily or drop a course, must do so through the proper channels or otherwise risk assuming full tuition charges. Students who fail to formally withdraw may also be responsible for repaying all or part of the financial aid funds received in the term.

Please consult your Dean for additional details or questions regarding this withdrawal process.

Medical Withdrawal

The University provides a petition process for Health Related Leave of Absence (HRLOA) or academic withdrawal due to medical reasons which supersedes the term tuition withdrawal calculation if approved. If an HRLOA is approved, the student will be credited 100% of tuition only, fees are non-refundable and non-negotiable. Depending on the payment status of the account and Financial Aid recalculation, a refund may or may not result from these adjustments. Room and Board charges do not qualify under this policy. Please see the term withdrawal policies for Residence Life for room and board.

In order to be considered for a medical withdrawal, the following is the process for an academic Health Related Leave of Absence (HRLOA).  

  • The student must complete regular Withdrawal procedures with their academic Dean first for the term, by the deadline for the term.
  • The request must be submitted before the end of the semester for which the student is requesting a medical withdrawal.
  • The student must discuss the medical withdrawal with the academic Dean first and provide all supporting documentation.
  • The academic Dean will forward all supporting documentation to Dr. Robert Tringone, Associate Director for Clinical Services, for review.  Dr. Tringone will determine if an academic Health Related Leave of Absence (HRLOA) is recommended.
  • The academic Health Related Leave of Absence (HRLOA) decision is forwarded to the Academic Dean for approval.
  • If a Medical HRLOA is approved by both the Associate Director for Clinical Services and the academic Dean, the student will be granted an academic Health Related Leave of Absence.

Based on the approved academic HRLOA, the University will approve a 100% credit of tuition only. A recalculation on any financial aid received along with the tuition credit will be performed by Student Financial Services in order to determine the exact amount, if any, refund to the student.

Spring 2020 Withdrawal Schedule

The following percentage of tuition may be credited for official withdrawals. Withdrawals may not entitle a student to a refund due to payment delinquency or financial aid adjustments.

Fees are non-refundable on withdrawals.

Undergraduate and Graduate Tuition Withdrawals

Withdrawal DatesCredit
Through January 28100%
January 30 - February 580%
February 6 - February 1260%
February 13 - February 2040%
February 21 - February 2720%
ON AND AFTER February 28NONE

 

School of Law Tuition Withdrawals

Law School Tuition Withdrawals - Main Semester only*

*Law Pre-session one week course is subject to no tuition credit on withdrawal.

Withdrawal DatesCredit
Through January 27100%
January 28 - February 390%
February 4 - February 1080%
February 11 - February 1760%
February 18 - February 2440%
February 25 - March 220%
ON AND AFTER March 3NONE

Spring 2020 University Room and Board Withdrawals

All official room and Board withdrawals and cancellations must be submitted to the Office of Residence Life. Unofficial cancellations or abandonment may result in additional fees assessed on the student’s account. Please refer to the Office of Residence Life for withdrawal and cancellation procedures.

Undergraduate and Graduate Room/Board Withdrawals 

Undergraduate and Graduate Tuition Withdrawals

Withdrawal DatesCredit
Through January 22100%
January 23 - January 2790%
January 28 - February 180%
February 2 - February 670%
February 7 - February 1160%
February 12 - February 1650%
February 17 - February 2125%
ON AND AFTER February 22NONE

 

School of Law Tuition Withdrawals

Law School Tuition Withdrawals - Main Semester only*

*Law Pre-session one week course is subject to no tuition credit on withdrawal.

Withdrawal DatesCredit
Through January 6100%
January 7 - January 1190%
January 12 - January 1680%
January 17 - January 2170%
January 22 - January 2660%
January 27 - January 3150%
February 1 - February 525%
ON AND AFTER February 6NONE


The following percentage of tuition may be credited for withdrawals. Fees are non-refundable

Fall 2019 Withdrawal Schedule

Undergraduate and Graduate Tuition Withdrawals

Withdrawal DatesRefund
Through September 10100%
September 11-September 1780%
September 18-September 2460%
September 25-October 140%
October 2-October 820%
ON AND AFTER October 9NONE

School of Law Tuition Refund Schedules

Law School Tuition Withdrawals - Main Part of Term L

Withdrawal DatesRefund
Through September 2100%
September 3-September 690%
September 7-September 1380%
September 14-September 2060%
September 21-September 2740%
September 28-October 420%
ON AND AFTER October 5NONE

Room/Board Refund-All room and Board withdrawals and cancellations must be submitted to the Office of Residence Life.

Undergraduate and Graduate Room/Board Withdrawals 

Withdrawal DatesRefund
Through September 6100%
September 7-September 1190%
September 12-September 1680%
September 17-September 2170%
September 22-September 2760%
September 28-October 250%
October 3-October 825%
ON AND AFTER October 9NONE

School of Law Room/Board Refund

Law School Room/Board Withdrawals 

Withdrawal DatesRefund
Through August 28100%
August 29-September 390%
September 4-September 980%
September 10-September 1570%
September 16-September 2160%
September 22-September 2750%
September 28-October 325%
ON AND AFTER October 4NONE

Refund Schedules

 

The following percentage of tuition may be credited for withdrawals. Fees are non-refundable

 

UG AND GR TUITION WITHDRAWALS  

WITHDRAWAL DATES

REFUND

THROUGH JANUARY 29

100%

January 30-February 5

80%

February 6-12

60%

February 13-20

40%

FEBRUARY 21-27

20%

ON AND AFTER FEBRUARY 28

NONE

School of Law Refund Schedules

LAW SCHOOL TUITION WITHDRAWALS  - PART OF TERM  L

WITHDRAWAL DATES

REFUND

THROUGH JANUARY 19

100%

JANUARY 20-28

90%

JANUARY 29-FEBRUARY 4

80%

FEBRUARY 5-11

60%

FEBRUARY 12-19

40%

FEBRUARY 20-26

20%

ON AND AFTER FEBRUARY 27

NONE

Room/Board Refund

UG AND GR ROOM/BOARD WITHDRAWALS

WITHDRAWAL DATES

REFUND

THROUGH JANUARY 19

100%

JANUARY 20-24

90%

JANUARY 25-29

80%

JANUARY 30-FEBRUARY 3

70%

FEBRUARY 4-8

60%

FEBRUARY 9-13

50%

FEBRUARY 14-18

25%

ON AND AFTER FEBRUARY 19

NONE

School of Law Room/Board Refund

LAW SCHOOL ROOM/BOARD WITHDRAWALS

WITHDRAWAL DATES

REFUND

THROUGH JANUARY 7

100%

JANUARY 8-12

90%

JANUARY 13-17

80%

JANUARY 18-22

70%

JANUARY 23-27

60%

JANUARY 28-FEBRUARY 1

50%

FEBRUARY 2-6

25%

ON AND AFTER FEBRUARY 7

NONE

Law School Refund Schedule-Pre-Session

Withdrawal DatesRefund
Through May 13 (only)100%
NA75%
NA50%
NA25%
On and After May 14No Refund

Law Summer-Main Session

Withdrawal DatesRefund
Through June 4 – DA100%
June 5 - 675%
June 7 - 1050%
June 1125%
On and After June 12   No Refund

Undergraduate/Graduate

Summer I 

Withdrawal DatesRefund
Through June 5 – DA100%
June 6 - 1080%
June 11 - 12 60%
June 13 - 1740%
June 18 – WD20%
On and After June 19No Refund

Summer II 

Withdrawal DatesRefund
Through July 15 – DA100%
July 16 - 1780%
July 18 - 22 60%
July 23 - 2440%
July 25 - WD20%
On and After July 26No Refund

Pre - Session 

Withdrawal DatesRefund
Through May 20 – DA100%
On May 2180%
On May 2250%
On May 23 - WD25%
On and After May 24No Refund

Post - Session 

Withdrawal DatesRefund
Through August 19 - DA100%
On August 2080%
On August 2150%
On August 22 - WD25%
On and After August 23No Refund