Refund Information

Refund Policy

Please consult the Academic Calendar for add/drop deadlines each semester.  During the open enrollment period, if students drop classes which results in a change to their bill, refunds will be processed automatically by the Office of the Bursar. Appeals concerning the refund policy for tuition and the general fee are made to the Office of the Registrar. Appeals concerning the Housing or Meal Fee are made to the Office of Residence Life. Further appeals, if necessary, may be made to the Appeals Committee.

The refund policy does not affect the time line for W grades as described under "Withdrawing from a Course."

Individual fees will be refunded according to the policies described below.

Tuition and General Fee Refunds

Full refunds for tuition and the general fee are available only through the add/drop deadline for a course. After that, tuition and the general fee are refunded according to the schedule below. Refer to the Academic Calendar for course-specific deadlines. These percentages apply to the total tuition bill, not to partial tuition payments. Questions about this, as well as when students will receive their refund, should be directed to the Office of the Bursar.

Withdraw during Receive tuition and general fees refund
Through course add/drop deadline 100%
From add/drop through 12.50% of course length 80%
12.51% - 19.44% of course length 60%
19.45% - 26.39% of course length 50%
26.40% - 33.33% of course length 40%
Greater than 33.33% of course length No refund

No refund will be given if the student:

  1. Drops a course but retains full-time status,
  2. Reduces his/her credit load after the end of the add/drop period but retains part-time status, or
  3. Owes the University money.

Technology Tuition Fee Refund

Only refundable in full if the student drops all courses by the end of the add/drop period for the session. This fee will not be refunded partially or in full for any courses dropped after the add/drop period.

Housing Fee (University-Owned Housing) Refund

In full prior to the first day of the semester; after the first day of the semester, prorated refunds are made on an individual basis through the Office of Residence Life and Housing Services. For affiliated student housing, please contact the private management company (University Student Housing) operating the property.

Meal Fee Refund

In full prior to the first day of the semester; after the first day of the semester, prorated refunds are made on an individual basis through the Office of Residence Life for resident students, and through the Office of the Bursar for commuter students.