A student who officially withdraws from the College or a course(s) may receive a full or partial refund (credit) according to the following schedule computed from the first official day of the academic fall, winter or spring term (which, in general, is the first weekday of the term in which classes are held). NOTE: The summer term refund schedule differs from the fall, winter and spring term refund schedule.
During the first 8 calendar days -- 100%
9th through 14th calendar day -- 90%
15th through 21st calendar day -- 50%
After the 21st calendar day -- 0%
The date of withdrawal is established by the student’s completion of all official steps for withdrawal and will be based on the date that the Registrar’s Office records the withdrawal. If the student withdraws from the College or any course(s) at any time without having completed the official steps, no refund (credit) will be made.
Requests for exception to this policy must be made, in writing, using the General Petition form available in the Registrar’s Office. Exceptions may be granted for reasons such as an institutional error, documented medical condition, death or other circumstances clearly beyond the student’s control, except for employment reasons. In all cases, a complete review of any possible means of completing the course(s) must be explored prior to submitting the petition. Granted petitions may be assessed a $50.00 processing fee.
Room and Board
Agreements are signed for the full academic year. If a student intends to withdraw from housing during the academic year, the student must follow the procedures outlined in the Room and Board Agreement. In all cases, the student will need to complete the "buy out agreement/contract release" form at Residence Life. Granting of the release is not automatic and refunds (credits) will be determined in accordance with the agreement. All students should read and understand the Room and Board Agreement before signing.
An in-depth explanation of this policy is available in the Office of Financial Aid.