Written Notice Required
Students must notify Academic Advising in writing that they are leaving the College in order to be eligible for a refund. The date the written notice is received by the Office of the Registrar from Academic Advising is used as the official date of withdrawal.
Involuntary (Non-medical) Leave, Suspension or Dismissal
The refund policy does not apply to students asked to leave the College involuntarily during an academic term. Students on interim suspension, involuntary leave or dismissal are eligible for a prorated board charge only, based on the last date of enrollment.
There will be no reduction or adjustment to fees once classes begin each semester.
All other eligible students will have their charges adjusted as follows:
|If Written Notice of Withdrawal Occurs||Effective Dates||Tuition Refund||Room Refund||Meal Plan Refund|
|Prior to semester start date||Prior to August 24, 2020||100%||100%||100%|
|Week 1||August 24 to August 29, 2020||80%||90%||92%|
|Week 2||August 30 to September 5, 2020||80%||80%||84%|
|Week 3||September 6 to September 12, 2020||60%||60%||76%|
|Week 4||September 13 to September 19, 2020||40%||40%||68%|
|Week 5||September 20 to September 26, 2020||20%||20%||60%|
|Week 6||September 27 to October 3, 2020||0%||0%||52%|
|Week 7||October 4 to October 10, 2020||0%||0%||44%|
|Week 8||October 11 to October 17, 2020||0%||0%||36%|
|Week 9||October 18 to October 24, 2020||0%||0%||28%|
|Week 10||October 25 to October 31, 2020||0%||0%||20%|
|Week 11||November 1 to November 7, 2020||0%||0%||15%|
|Week 12||November 8 to November 14, 2020||0%||0%||10%|
|Week 13||November 15 to November 21, 2020||0%||0%||5%|
|Week 14 – end of term||November 22, 2020 to end of term||0%||0%||0%|
There will be no reduction or adjustment to fees once classes begin each term.
Important Information for Recipients of Federal Financial Aid Regarding Mid-Semester Withdrawals
Return of Title IV Federal Financial Aid
To remain eligible for federal student aid during the semester, the student must be attending classes and completing required course work.
- Federal Regulations require the College to calculate a return of federal financial student aid funds for students who withdraw (officially or unofficially) from all classes on or before the 60 percent attendance point in the semester.
- For official withdrawal, the College uses the date the student provided official notification to withdraw as the withdrawal date. For unofficial withdrawals, the last date of academically related activity as given by a faculty member is used as the withdrawal date.
The calculation required determines a student’s earned and unearned Title IV aid based on the percentage of the enrollment period completed by the student. The percentage of the period that the student remained enrolled is derived by dividing the number of days the student attended by the number of days in the period. Calendar days (including weekends) are used, but breaks of at least 5 days are excluded from both the numerator and denominator.
Until a student has passed the 60% point of an enrollment period, only a portion of the student’s aid has been earned. A student who remains enrolled beyond the 60% point is considered to have earned all awarded aid for the enrollment period.
The unearned portion of federal student aid funds will be returned to the appropriate aid program(s). The funds are returned in the following order:
- Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan
- Federal Direct Subsidized Loan
- Federal Perkins Loan
- Federal PLUS Loan
- Federal Pell Grant
- Federal SEOG Grant
Students withdrawing from classes are responsible for payment of any balance due after the required return of federal student aid funds.
Earned aid is not related in any way to institutional charges. In addition, the College’s refund policy and return of Title IV funds procedures are independent of one another. A student who withdraws may be required to return unearned aid and still owe the College for the term.
Students who stop attending all classes without officially withdrawing will be subject to a return of federal financial aid funds calculation at the end of the semester based on the last documented date of attendance as determined by the College.
The responsibility to repay unearned Title IV aid is shared by the College and the student. For example, the calculation may require the College to return a portion of federal funds to the federal Title IV programs. In addition, any refunds of federal aid that have been paid to the student directly may be required to be returned based on the percentage earned calculation. A student returns funds to the Federal Direct Loan program based on the terms and conditions of the promissory note of the loan. A student who receives federal grants may be required to repay 50% of the funds received. The College will provide grant over payment instructions to the student at the time of determination.