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Tuition Refunds


All dropped courses are subject to the refund schedule.

See academic calendar for published add/drop deadlines. 

Refund consideration is automatic; no special request is necessary. Action to process a refund cannot begin until after the end of the second week. It may take as many as six additional weeks for the refund to reach the student.

A course may be dropped during the fifth week of the term by using the Special Registration Form, but the course will be recorded on the transcript as a Withdrawn "W " course and full tuition will be charged.

Other Refund Policies

Special Course Fees

Academic departments that charge fees in addition to tuition maintain their own refund schedules for those fees. Students must contact the departments to get approval for refunds.

Health Studies

Any Health Studies special course fee refunds are automatic.

Student Health Insurance

Fees associated with the Student Health Insurance premium are not refundable after the 2nd week of the term. Insurance fees will be deducted before calculating refunds.

Overseas Programs

Regular tuition, fees, and surcharges paid by students in special overseas programs are normally nonrefundable.

Dropping All Courses

Completely dropping all classes does not cancel a student's obligation to pay a student loan or the balance of a revolving charge account. Refund calculations are based on the total tuition and fees. Students with outstanding accounts such as short-term loans, deferred tuition notes, and any other financial obligations due the University, will have any refund due them applied against the obligation.

Refund policy and calculation are matters separate from tuition payment arrangements.

Refunds for students on financial aid are credited back to the proper financial aid account. For more information, contact the Office of Student Financial Aid.

Military Service

The refund policy generally provides for full refund of dropped or withdrawn courses resulting from entering or being called to active duty in the military service within thirty days of withdrawal. No refund is available for course work in which a student has received academic credit or from courses not dropped/withdrawn. For a full refund, the student must make a written request to the Office of Admissions, Registration and Records. Documentation of the military orders is required.

A student voluntarily enlisting in a military service must drop/withdraw according to existing academic policy, procedures and deadlines, or by petition to the Deadline Appeals Board.


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