Students officially withdrawing from the College after paying tuition and fees for the term will be issued a 100% refund for tuition and mandatory fees, provided the official withdrawal occurs NO LATER THAN the official drop/add day for the term. Students officially withdrawing from ALL classes AFTER the official drop/add day will receive a refund based upon the following official refund policy:
The refund amount shall be based on a pro rata percentage determined by dividing the number of calendar days in the semester that the student completed by the total calendar days in the semester. The total of calendar days in a semester includes weekends but excludes scheduled breaks of five or more days and days that students were on an approved leave of absence. The unearned portion shall be refunded up to the time that the amount earned equals 60%.
Students who withdraw when the calculated percentage of completion is greater than 60% are not entitled to a refund of any portion of institutional charges. A refund of all nonresident fees, matriculation fees, and other mandatory fees shall be made in the event of the death of students at any time during the academic session.
Housing fees and post office box fees are non-refundable fees. Refunds of elective charges upon withdrawing from the Institution during a term will be made on a prorated basis determined by the date of withdrawal. Gold card charges and à la carte meal plans are refundable only to the extent they are unspent.
Students are responsible for withdrawing officially in accordance with College regulations, which are set out in this Catalog. Students receiving funds and financial aid monies will have their refunds restored to the following programs in this precise order: outstanding balances on unsubsidized loans, subsidized loans, PLUS loans, Pell, SEOG, other Title IV student assistant programs, HOPE, private scholarships, and finally to the student.
No other refunds or reductions are allowed unless such reductions are necessitated by schedule changes initiated by the College. Students suspended or expelled for disciplinary reasons are not entitled to a refund of any deposits, tuition, or fees paid. Additionally, students who are asked to vacate their residence hall rooms as a result of disciplinary actions are not eligible for refunds.