Refund and Withdrawal Policy-Graduate and Seminary

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 PeriodFall SemesterSpring Semester  %
1st weekAug 25 - Sept 1Jan 13 - Jan 1997%
2nd weekSept 2 - Sept 8Jan 20 - Jan 2690%
3rd weekSept 9 - Sept 15Jan 27 - Feb 283%
4th weekSept 16 - Sept 22Feb 3 - Feb 976%
5th weekSept 23 - Sept 29Feb 10 - Feb 1669%
6th weekSept 30 - Oct 6Feb 17 - Feb 2362%
7th weekOct 7 - Oct 13Feb 24 - Mar 255%
8th weekOct 14 - Oct 20Mar 3 - Mar 16 **48%
9th weekOct 21 - Oct 25Mar 17 - Mar 2540%
After the 9th weekOct 26 and laterMar 26 and later0%
** period includes Mid-Semester Recess