Students officially dropping or withdrawing from a course or courses during a term may receive tuition and fee adjustments. No tuition adjustments will be made on classes of less than five weeks’ duration.   Non-attendance does not constitute official course drop or withdrawal. All charges due to the University must be paid before refunds will be permitted.
Tuition and Fee refunds will not be issued for withdrawals occurring after the close of the official withdrawal period.

Withdrawals granted for exceptional circumstances such as documented hardship or medical situations may be approved for the refund of all or portion tuition and fees.

A medical withdrawal applies to students who become seriously ill, injured, or hospitalized and is therefore unable to complete an academic term for which they are enrolled. Based on the physician’s information, a determination will be made if the student is eligible for consideration of a refund of tuition and other fees. Based on a pro-rata schedule, the date defined as the last date of attendance will determine the percentage of tuition to be refunded.

Financial Aid Recipients should contact University Financial Aid and Scholarship Services before withdrawing. Students receiving funds awarded by the University Financial Aid and Scholarship Services should be aware of policies regarding withdrawal from the University.

The Federal Higher Education Act requires the University to calculate a Return of Federal Student Aid Funds for students who withdraw (officially or unofficially) from all classes on or before the 60 percent attendance point in the semester. Using a pro-rata schedule, the percentage of the semester attended is used to calculate the amount of the student’s earned versus unearned Federal student aid funds. The unearned portion of Federal student aid funds will be returned to the appropriate aid program(s). Students withdrawing from classes are responsible for payment of any balance due after the required return of Federal student aid funds.

Below are Official Withdrawal Period closing dates by term. Students wishing to officially withdraw from the University must withdraw on or before the dates listed below to receive a 100% refund of tuition and fees.

Spring 2016Close of Official Withdrawal Period
Winter TermDec 17, 2015
Full TermFeb 05, 2016
Mini-semester 1Jan 29, 2016
Mini-semester 2Mar 31, 2016
Summer 2016
Close of Official Withdrawal Period
Full TermJun 10, 2016
Mini-semester 1Jun 1, 2016
Mini-semester 2Jul 7, 2016
8 Week Course Jun 6, 2016
Fall 2016Close of Official Withdrawal Period
Full TermSep 2, 2016
Mini-semester 1Aug 26, 2016
Mini-semester 2Oct 20, 2016