Bursar's Office

Tuition Refund/Withdrawal Policy

Voluntary Withdrawals

Tuition Refund

Any student who withdraws voluntarily or takes a leave of absence will be eligible for a refund of tuition using the last day of attendance based on the following schedule.

Withdrawal before the first day of classes-100% refunded

Withdrawal during 1st and 2nd week- 75% refunded

Withdrawal during 3rd week- 50% refunded

Withdrawal during 4th week- 25% refunded

Withdrawal after the end of 4th week- No Refund

Room and Board Refund

Refunds for room and board charges 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.

Medical Withdrawals

The medical withdrawal policy is the same for involuntary and voluntary medical withdrawals. Students are encouraged to request a voluntary medical withdrawal at any time they believe that their 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Students medically withdrawn during the term can choose one of the following:

A. A Tuition Waiver for the Comprehensive fee charged for the term to be applied to the next term in which a student enrolls. Charges for room and board will be pro-rated based on percentage of the term elapsed. Credits for room and board will be applied to the student account at the time of withdrawal.

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B. Receive a pro-rated refund of tuition based on the schedule above. Charges for room and board will be pro-rated based on the percentage of the term elapsed.

If a student should not be able to return following a medical leave (involuntary and/or voluntary) and had originally chosen to receive a tuition waiver (“A” from above), the student may be, at the discretion of the Dean of Students, eligible for a prorated refund of tuition based on the schedule above. If a refund is approved, refunds will be calculated on amounts paid for tuition less scholarships and grants and will be prorated based on leave date.

If the withdrawn student does not return to Union within six (6) months of the withdrawal and has a student loan, they may be contacted to begin repayment of their student loans. Students should contact their loan servicer for any questions regarding their loan repayment options.

If the student does not plan to return for the term following withdrawal, he/she must notify the Dean of Students Office in writing; by the last day of classes of the withdrawal term. Failure to pre-schedule, register, non-payment of the term bill, or a request for a transcript constitute official notice of withdrawal or leave of absence.

Students are encouraged to take the time that is needed to be well enough to return to campus to continue their studies. When ready to return, please submit a letter to the Dean of Students office indicating your intent to return. You will also need to include a letter from your treating clinician indicating your current ability to return to a residential environment as well as any treatment you have received and will need to continue.

Suspensions

Suspensions from the College include withdrawals for poor academic performance, for academic dishonesty, or for disciplinary reasons.

Students required to leave during the term because of a suspension:

A. Will not receive a refund of the Comprehensive fee (Tuition, Room, Board, and Fees) paid for the term.

B. A student that is suspended may also face restitution or fines resulting from the violation. The Student Affairs office determines these fines.

C. The suspended term will be counted towards the student’s enrollment requirement; thus, the student is not necessarily required to enroll for an additional term. For options on making up credits, click here. Note that students cannot transfer course credit for coursework taken during the period of suspension.

D. If the withdrawn student does not return to Union within six (6) months of the withdrawal and has a student loan, they may be contacted to begin repayment of their student loans. Students should contact their loan servicer for any questions regarding their loan repayment options.

E. If the student does not plan to return the term following suspension, he/she must notify the Dean of Students Office in writing; by the last day withdrawal term. Failure to pre-schedule, register, non-payment of the term bill, or a request for a transcript constitute official notice of withdrawal or leave of absence.

Delinquent accounts are referred to credit bureaus and a collection agency. If any overdue obligation is referred to an outside agency or to an attorney for collection efforts and/or legal suit, the debt is increased to cover all reasonable costs of collection, including interest, penalties, collection agency fees, court costs and attorney fees.