Official Withdrawal/Refund Policy

Students who withdraw from courses will be allowed a refund of tuition according to the schedule below. All refunds are calculated from the date the application for withdrawal is filed with the registrar. No other notice will suffice. Nonattendance of classes does not constitute official withdrawal. Applicable refunds for students receiving federal and/or state financial aid will be calculated in reference to the student’s date of notification of withdrawal, last date of academic attendance or the midpoint of the period.

The responsibility for initiating and completing the withdrawal process with appropriate university offices rests with the student. The first day of classes constitutes the beginning of the semester for tuition refund purposes. For courses that are scheduled out of sequence of the regular fall, winter, spring and summer semesters, the day published as the first day of the semester or term constitutes the beginning of the course for tuition refund purposes.

During the Fall and Spring semesters, students are free to make any changes to their course schedule in the first two weeks of the term. As of the end of this two-week period, students are charged the full amount for the courses (or course load) in which they are enrolled. This remains the case if a student withdraws from a course with a "W".

During Summer Terms I, II and III, students are free to make any changes to their schedule in the first week of the term. As of the end of this period, students are charged the full amount for the courses (or course load) in which they are enrolled. This remains the case if a student withdraws from a course with a "W"

During all other terms, no refunds are available after the course has commenced.

If a student has an unpaid account with the university, any tuition refund due from withdrawal will be applied to such unpaid accounts.

Each year the university publishes a calendar guide for institutional refunds and complies with the Return of Title IV Funds policy for federal programs. Students should become familiar with the guide each semester or term, and must remember that credit courses that are less than a regular term in duration follow the refund schedule for the full semester or term in which they are taught, regardless of the start date of instruction. The refund policy for noncredit conferences, institutes, seminars and community services courses is a 100 percent refund if the official withdrawal occurs prior to the first day of instruction.