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Course Drop and Withdrawal Refund Schedule

If you drop or withdraw from a course after the tuition has been paid, any refund of tuition is issued to your student account.

A refund due, for charges paid out of pocket, will be processed within 30 days.

Any credit balance refund generated by courses paid for with Federal Student Aid will be processed within 14 days of the credit occurring.

Note: If you are a servicemember paying for school with military tuition assistance (TA),  please read the Military Tuition Assistance (TA) Refund Policy

Week-1 Course Drop

Course drops before or during the first week of the course receive a 100% refund of tuition, including any technology fees charged per course.

Week 1 refunds will NOT include any late registration fees. Note: Week 1 ends at 11:59:59 p.m. ET on the first Sunday of the first week of the course.

Tuition Refund Schedule

Your potential refund amount is based on the length of course in which you are enrolled and when you submit your withdrawal request, as follows:

2 Week Course Withdrawal Refund Schedule

Before or during week 1: 100% refund
During week 2: No refund

8 Week Course Withdrawal Refund Schedule

Before or during week 1: 100% refund
During week 2: 75%
During weeks 3 and 4: 50%
During weeks 5 through 8: No refund

16 Week Course Withdrawal Refund Schedule

Before or during week 1 or 2: 100% refund
During weeks 3 and 4: 75%
During week 5 through 8: 50%
During weeks 9 through 16: No refund

Note: regardless of the refund amount, you may receive a W grade on your transcript if you withdraw from a course after week one. Read our course drops and withdrawal policies for complete details.

Viewing Credit Balances

To view possible payment or credit balance refunds, log into the ecampus and under the Finance/My Account menu select My Student Account.

Please allow 30 days for the processing of tuition refunds. Depending on the original payment method, refunds may not be issued if there is a past due balance on the account. In some cases, credits may instead be applied to the open balance.

Audit Students

There are no refunds for students withdrawing from audit courses after the first week of class.

Involuntary Withdrawals

You will receive the standard tuition refund based on the date of the withdrawal if you are involuntarily withdrawn from courses due to lack of academic progress or suspension due to student conduct issues, including plagiarism.

Return of Financial Aid Based on Course Drops and Withdrawals

Any changes in enrollment status (i.e., dropping or withdrawing from full-time to half-time) or other circumstances where you drop or withdraw from courses may impact Federal Student Aid eligibility.

Federal regulations state that if you do not begin attendance in or complete all courses you were scheduled to attend, you may be subject to a Return of Title IV (R2T4) calculation which will determine how much financial aid you have earned and are eligible to receive.

View the university's drop and withdrawal policies for more Title IV information.

More Information

Please click here for complete instructions on how to submit the drop/withdraw request form.