Withdrawals, Cancellations, Refund Policy

Withdrawing from the University

Students who are leaving the University due to transfer, personal, or financial reasons may withdraw from the University by completing an Official Withdrawal Form. Undergraduate students can obtain the form in the Dean of Students Office. Graduate students can obtain the form in the Office of Enrollment Services. Please see your appropriate campus department for more information.

Withdrawing from Classes/ Revising Schedule

Students may revise their schedule or cancel classes online until the day before a class begins. Thereafter, students must add/drop or cancel classes in-person in the Office of Enrollment Services. Off campus/online students should reach out to their advisor via email to add/drop classes from their schedule.

Only those alterations with an effective date prior to the first day of the semester will be accorded a 100 percent cancellation of tuition due to the University.

Refund/Cancellation Schedule/Withdrawal Policy

Registration for future semesters is dependent upon satisfactorily resolving the obligation of the current semester/session.

Cancellation credit percentage appears in italics below the effective date for initial charges for tuition and fees.

For examples of how the refund policy works, contact the campus Financial Aid Office.

Cancellation Schedule: Fall and Spring 15-Week Terms

100% cancellation of tuition and course-associated fees

During first week of term:
90% credit of tuition

During second week of term:
80% credit of tuition

During third week of term:
60% credit of tuition only

During fourth week of term:
40% credit of tuition only

During fifth week of term:
20% credit of tuition only

After fifth week of term:

Cancellation Schedule: 6, 7, 8, 9, and 10 week Modules

Prior to first day of session
100% cancellation of tuition and course-associated fees.

During first week of term
75% credit of tuition only

During second week of term
50% credit of tuition only

After the second week of the term

Cancellation Schedule: For 3, 4 and 5 week Modules

Follow the four-week penalty proration.

Prior to the first day of term
100% cancellation of tuition and course-associated fees

During the first week of term
50% credit of tuition only

After the first week of the term

Cancellation Schedule: Three-week Winter Term

Prior to and during the second day of term
100% cancellation of tuition and course-associated fees

After the second day of the term


Refund Policy, Title IV Recipients

Federal regulations require specific refund calculations for students receiving Title IV financial aid who completely withdraw from the University. Title IV financial aid includes the following federal student aid programs:

  • Federal Perkins Loan
  • Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant (SEOG)
  • Pell Grant
  • TEACH Grant
  • Direct Subsidized / Unsubsidized Loans
  • Direct PLUS / Graduate PLUS Loans

The amount of federal aid a student earns is determined on a prorated basis and is based on the date of withdrawal.   Once a student completes more than 60% of the payment period, all of the federal aid the student is scheduled to receive for the period is earned. If earned funds are not received prior to the date of withdrawal the student may be due a post-withdrawal disbursement. Students eligible for post-withdrawal disbursements will be notified – the University must receive permission from the student before it can disburse these funds. The student will have 14 days of receipt of notification to accept / decline the post withdrawal disbursement.

Calculations for Return of Title IV funding  is performed as follows:

  1. Determine date of withdrawal
  2. Calculate the percentage of the enrollment period completed as of the date of withdrawal
  3. Calculate percentage of Title IV aid the student earned as of the date of withdrawal
  4. Calculate the amount of Title IV aid that must be returned / repaid to the programs
  5. Federal aid is returned in the following order:
    a.       Unsubsidized Direct Loan
    b.      Subsidized Direct Loan
    c.       Direct PLUS/GRAD PLUS Loan
    d.      Pell Grant
    e.       Federal SEOG Grant
    f.       Federal TEACH Grant
    g.       Other sources of federal aid

Students who receive Title IV funding and who officially withdraw from the Universitywill be subject to the Return of the Title IV calculation in determining earned aid. Students who receive Title IVfunding and stop attending classes without official notification to the University, whereby a last date of attendance cannot be determined, will be subject to a Return of Title IV calculation based on attendance through the midpoint of the payment period or the last date of an academically related activity in which the student participated.