Student Handbook - Tuition Refund/Deferment Policy in the Event of a Withdrawal


 

Voluntary Withdrawal | Tuition Refund

Any student who withdraws voluntarily or takes a leave of absence will be eligible for a refund of the comprehensive fee based on the following schedule which is calculated as of the last day of attendance.

Withdrawal during 1st and 2nd week 75%
Withdrawal during 3rd week 50%
Withdrawal during 4th week 25%
Withdrawal after end of 4th week No refund

 

Voluntary and Involuntary Medical Withdrawals

The tuition policy is different with involuntary and voluntary medical withdrawals. Students are encouraged to request a voluntary medical withdrawal at any time that they believe that physical or mental health concerns are significantly interfering with the ability to be a successful student and/or that the demands of College life are interfering with recovery or safety.  A medical withdrawal must be approved by the Dean of Students in consultation with campus health care professionals in accordance with College policy.

Students required to be involuntarily medically withdrawn during the term or withdrawn from a course will not receive a tuition refund; however, they may receive a tuition waiver in the future for a 4th course(s) or an additional term to make up for the incomplete course(s) taken during the term of the withdrawal. Charges for room and board will be pro-rated based on the percentage of the term elapsed. Credits for room and board will be applied to the student account at the time of withdrawal.

Should a student be unable to return following a medical leave (involuntary and/or voluntary), the student may be eligible for a tuition refund at the discretion of the Dean of Students.  Refunds will be calculated as tuition less scholarships and grants. 

Suspensions 

Suspensions from the College include students withdrawn for poor academic performance, for academic dishonesty, or for disciplinary reasons. Students required to leave during the term will not receive a tuition refund for the current term, but will receive a refund based on Union's voluntary withdrawal policy (see above). 

The current term will be counted towards the student’s residency requirement; thus, the student is not required to enroll for an additional term but rather can make up lost courses by enrolling in 4th courses or by transferring credits from other institutions, subject to the 4th course enrollment and transfer credit fees and policies outlined in the Academic Register. Students enrolling for an additional term will be charged regular tuition.

Any student who has been suspended may not transfer in credits from another institution during their suspension. However, students may be eligible to transfer credits taken later, at another institution, to make up for the incomplete course(s) with pre-approval from the Dean of Studies. The College is not responsible for any costs related to transfer credits. Charges for room and board will be pro-rated based on the percentage of the term elapsed. Credits for room and board will be applied to the student account at the time of withdrawal.

Loans

If a student has loans and withdraws from the College and does not return within six (6) months, they may be contacted to begin repayment.  Contact Financial Aid at (518)-388-6123 for more information.