Tuition and Fee Refunds

Students who make a complete withdrawal from a term are assessed a withdrawal fee of $75. Late fees, application fees, withdrawal fees, tuition deposits, special fees, computer fees, special examination fees, and transcript fees are not refundable.

The Health Service Fee, Health Insurance Premium, University facilities fees, and student activity fees are not refundable after the change of program period.

Students who withdraw within the first 60 percent of the academic period are subject to a pro rata refund calculation, which refunds a portion of tuition based on the percentage of the term remaining after the time of withdrawal. This calculation is made from the date the student’s written notice of withdrawal is received by the Office of Graduate Student Affairs.

Percentage Refund for Withdrawal during First Nine Weeks of Term

Prorated for calendars of a different duration, if the entire program is dropped:

  • 1st week.......................100%
  • 2nd week.......................100%
  • 3rd week.........................90%
  • 4th week.........................80%
  • 5th week.........................70%
  • 6th week.........................60%
  • 7th week.........................50%
  • 8th week.........................40%
  • 9th week and after............0%

Refund Policy When Dropping Individual Courses

Tuition for courses dropped by the last day of the Change-of-Program period is refunded in full. There is no refund of tuition for individual courses dropped after the last day of the Change-of-Program period. The Change-of-Program period is usually the first two weeks of the fall or spring semesters (please note that the first week of the semester usually begins on a Tuesday).

Please note: The prorated schedule above does not pertain to individual classes dropped (unless your entire schedule consists of only one class). The prorated schedule pertains to withdrawals. Withdrawal is defined as dropping one’s entire program.

For students receiving federal student aid, refunds will be made to the federal aid programs in accordance with Department of Education regulations. Refunds will be credited in the following order:

  1. Federal Unsubsidized Stafford Loans
  2. Federal Stafford Loans
  3. Federal Perkins Loans
  4. Federal PLUS Loans (when disbursed through the University)
  5. Federal Pell Grants
  6. Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants
  7. Other Title IV funds

Withdrawing students should be aware that they will not be entitled to any portion of a refund until all Title IV programs are credited and all outstanding charges have been paid.