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REFUNDS OF CHARGES - Tuition and Academic Fees

A graduate or undergraduate student in good standing who formally withdraws before 60% of the semester has been completed during any semester will be eligible for a tuition refund.

The tuition refund for withdrawals or dropped courses is calculated on a daily basis. No refund for tuition can be made for courses or workshops with five class sessions or less after the first day of class. Additional penalties may apply to withdrawals from special programs or courses held at off-campus locations, such as Study Abroad or Geology Field Camp.

The date used to calculate refunds is based on when a properly authorized withdrawal or drop/add is received by the Registrar's Office.

Academic fees are non-refundable after the first day of classes.

In the event of a medical withdrawal certified by the Dean of Students, tuition will be refunded in proportion to the semester remaining.

 

TUITION CREDIT/SUSPENSION

A student who is suspended from the university for disciplinary reasons will be eligible for a tuition credit (calculated on the basis of a standard tuition refund) toward the first semester eligible for return as stated in the letter of suspension. If the student does not return in said semester, any tuition credit will be forfeited. Under no circumstances will a tuition refund be provided to students who are suspended for disciplinary reasons.

The amount credited will be based on the regular tuition refund schedule and calculated on the tuition rate in effect at the time of suspension. The date used to calculate the tuition credit will be the date of the incident that resulted in the suspension.

 

REFUND SPECIFICS

Credit balances resulting from an overpayment with a bank card are eligible to be refunded as a credit transaction to the bank card by contacting the Bursar's Office. Credit balances resulting from an overpayment with a check drawn on a domestic bank require a two week waiting period before a refund check will be issued.

Credit balances resulting from loans, grants, scholarships, and other forms of financial aid will be eligible for refund after the 10th day of class.

All refund checks will be payable to the student unless (a) the student has authorized, in writing, a third party to receive the refund, or (b) the check payment on the account was from an unrelated third party, such as a sponsoring corporation.

Refund checks are mailed to the student's university post office address or, if none, to the student's home address listed in the Banner student system. Any exception to this policy must be authorized in writing by the student.

Tuition credit refunds for students enrolled at less than full time are based on calculations made by the Banner student system.

Students who drop below full time status and who are receiving financial aid must have their financial aid package re-evaluated by the Office of Financial Aid prior to the issuance of any refund check.

Academic fees (such as Technology Fee, Engineering and Applied Science Fee, course associated fees, etc.) are generally not refundable after the first day of class.



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