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Refund Policy


REFUNDS OF CHARGES - Tuition and Academic Fees

An 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 Office of the Registrar.

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.



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 that the disciplinary process (including any appeals) is finalized and communicated in writing to the student.  For cases in which a student is placed on interim suspension and prohibited from being on campus or attending classes, the tuition credit will be calculated using the interim suspension date. Tuition credit not utilized in the semester immediately following the period of suspension is forfeited.



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 or ACH payment drawn on a domestic bank require a two week waiting period before a refund will be issued.

Credit balances resulting from loans, grants, scholarships, and other forms of financial aid will be eligible for refund. Eligible accounts will begin to be reviewed on the 11th day of class (or the first business day after the drop/add period).

For student accounts where any portion of the semester charges have been paid using 529 funds, the student may be asked to submit a 529 Refund Acknowledgement Form to the Bursar's Office before a refund can be issued.

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

For students who have created a Refund Profile in the eBill Suite, refunds will be processed as an ACH Deposit to your account.  If you do not have a Refund Profile, a check will be delivered to the campus mail center or mailed (USPS) to your Home address listed in the Banner student system.

Tuition credit 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.

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.