When a student withdraws from a graduate 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.
Students who withdraw prior to the first day of classes shall receive a full refund of all payments except tuition deposits. Contact your graduate program to initiate withdrawal proceedings.
Aid recipients who change their course registration after the beginning of each semester must notify the financial assistance office. Enrollment status is very important to aid eligibility. Students who withdraw must also notify the financial assistance office. 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.
Medical Leave for graduate students may be available due to documented serious physical or psychological conditions. Matters of this nature should be taken to the Program Director for an evaluation and decision.
Adjustment and Refund Percentages (Chart) for 2020-21
|Time Period||Fall Semester||Spring Semester|| %|
|1st week||Aug 25 - Sept 1||Jan 13 - Jan 19||97%|
|2nd week||Sept 2 - Sept 8||Jan 20 - Jan 26||90%|
|3rd week||Sept 9 - Sept 15||Jan 27 - Feb 2||83%|
|4th week||Sept 16 - Sept 22||Feb 3 - Feb 9||76%|
|5th week||Sept 23 - Sept 29||Feb 10 - Feb 16||69%|
|6th week||Sept 30 - Oct 6||Feb 17 - Feb 23||62%|
|7th week||Oct 7 - Oct 13||Feb 24 - Mar 2||55%|
|8th week||Oct 14 - Oct 20||Mar 3 - Mar 16 **||48%|
|9th week||Oct 21 - Oct 25||Mar 17 - Mar 25||40%|
|After the 9th week||Oct 26 and later||Mar 26 and later||0%|
|** period includes Mid-Semester Recess|