Reduced Class Load. Refunds of instructional fees for a student-initiated reduction in credit hours will not be calculated until after the fourth week of classes, according to the following schedule:
Prior to beginning of semester: 100% refund.
First week of classes: 100% refund
Second week of classes: 50% refund
Third week of classes: 25% refund
No refund of instructional fees will be made for a student-initiated reduction in credit hours after the third week of classes.
If fees are reduced due to the failure of a class to materialize or if a class is canceled by the University, a full refund for that class will be made.
Federal financial aid recipients who drop to less than half-time enrollment status (less than 6 undergraduate hours or less than 4 graduate hours) should be aware that any credit of fees may have to be refunded to the Federal program from which the aid was disbursed.
Withdrawal. Students who find it necessary to withdraw completely from the University should initiate this procedure at the Office of Student Affairs (214 Admin Bldg). Following is the refund schedule for instructional fees:
Withdrawal prior to the announced deadline for full payment of all charges for the current semester: 100% refund.
Withdrawal during second week of classes: 50% refund
Withdrawal during third week of classes: 25% refund
No instructional fees are refunded if a student withdraws after the third week of classes.
Federal financial aid recipients who withdraw from the university will be required to repay the 'unearned' portion of the grant and loan assistance received for the semester, in accordance with U.S. Department of Education rules.
Refund Appeal. A student who believes they are entitled to a refund greater than the amount calculated by the above schedule may submit a written appeal to the Office of Student Affairs (for a complete withdrawal) or to the Office of Academic Advisement (for a reduced load). The reasons and circumstances believed by the student to justify a larger refund must be outlined in the written appeal. All requests for refunds must be submitted with two weeks of the end of the semester for which the fees were paid.