Refund and Withdrawal Policy

When a student withdraws from a program, or changes enrollment to fewer credit hours, certain procedures must be followed and the student may be eligible for a partial refund of tuition payments.

Financial Aid recipients who change their course registration or withdraw after the beginning of each semester must notify the financial assistance office.

Enrollment status is very important to aid eligibility.  Financial aid refunds due to withdrawal are calculated using percentage of the term not completed as dictated by federal aid regulations.   More information about aid adjustments and refunds due to change in enrollment status, may be obtained from the Financial Assistance Office and the Lancaster coordinator of  student financial services.

FINANCIAL AID ASSISTANCE REFUND POLICY

Financial Aid Office   

VA Office hours:
Monday-Friday: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  
Toll Free Number: 800-330-9683

Email:  finaid@emu.edu 

Lancaster Contact Information 

15 week semester-long course enrollment

Tuition Adjustment and Refund Percentages (Chart) 

Time Period

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

Summer Semester

   %

1st day of Term


100%

1st week

Aug 31 - Sept 6

Jan 12 - 18

May 9 - 15

97%

2nd week

Sept 7 - 13

Jan 19 - 25

May 16 - 22

90%

3rd week

Sept 14 - 16

Jan 26 - Feb 1

May 23 - 29

83%

4th week

Sept 21 - 27

Feb 2 - 8

May 30 - June 5

76%

5th week

Sept 28 - Oct 4

Feb 9 - 15

June 6 - 12

69%

6th week

Oct 5 - 11

Feb 16 - 22

June 13 - 19

62%

7th week

Oct 12 - 18

Feb 23 - Mar 1

June 20 - 26

55%

8th week**

Oct 19 - 25

Mar 2 - 15 **

June 27 - July 3

48%

9th week

Oct 26 - 31

Mar 16 - 24 

July 4 - 10

40%

After the 9th week

Nov 1  and later

Mar 25 and later

July 10 and later

0%

** accounts for semester breaks




5 & 7 week block course enrollment

Tuition Adjustment and Refund Percentages (Chart) 

Time Period (7 week block)

   %

*1st week

97%

2nd week

86%

3rd week

72%

4th week58%
5th week44%
6th & 7th weeks0%


Time Period (5 week block)

   %

*1st week

80%

**2nd week

60%

3rd week

40%

4th & 5th weeks0%
**Applies to summer Graduate Teacher intensives. 2nd week is residential week.