College Withdrawal Policy
Students will be refunded 100% of their previously paid tuition, room and board, and college fee if the Registrar receives written notice that the student has withdrawn from the College or begun a leave of absence before the first day of classes.
Students withdrawing from the College or embarking on a medical or psychological leave of absence on or after the first day of classes, refunds of tuition, room and board occur according to a pro rata schedule up to 60% attendance. No refunds are processed for withdrawals after 60% of the semester. Fall and spring breaks are not included in the calculation of refund weeks. Note that Student Government Association dues and the health insurance portion of the college fee are non-refundable.
The date the student began the withdrawal process by contacting the Dean's Office orally or in writing is considered the date of withdrawal for College refunds and for the return of Title IV funds. When a student continues to attend classes or other academically related activity after beginning the withdrawal process, the College may choose to use the student's last date of documented attendance at an academically related activity as the date of withdrawal. For a student who leaves the College without notifying the College of her intent to withdraw, the College normally uses the student's last date of documented attendance at an academically related activity as the date of withdrawal. If that date cannot be ascertained, the College will consider the midpoint of the enrollment period to be the date the student withdrew.
Funds are returned when the Deans Office notifies the Registrar and the Registrar then notifies Student Financial Services. Once the notification has been received funds are, by law, first returned to all Federal Agencies (see below). Students and families should expect to receive their refund within six weeks of the official date of withdrawal.
Tuition Refund Schedule
Students who withdraw or take a leave of absence will be refunded per the schedule outlined below. It is important to note that the official withdrawal date for a student is established by the date that the Registrar receives written notice of her intent to withdraw.
Students will be refunded 100% of their previously paid tuition, room and board, and fees if the Registrar receives written notice of an official withdrawal before the first day of classes. If a student officially withdraws on or after the first day of classes, refunds occur on the following schedule:
Week 1 95%
Week 2 90%
Week 3 85%
Week 4 80%
Week 5 75%
Week 6 70%
Week 7 65%
Week 8 60%
Student Government Association dues are non refundable. Fall break and spring break weeks are not included in calculating refunds.