Financial Aid

Refunds


Meal-Plan Refund Policy
Meal-Plan Refund Policy for Commuter Students
Total Withdrawals During Fall or Spring Semester
Partial Withdrawals During Fall or Spring Semester
Withdrawals During Summer Session
Emergency Withdrawal

In All Cases
Residents can cancel their contracts by contacting the Residence Life Office in person or in writing. Residents canceling their contracts must complete an official checkout to determine the final date of the resident’s occupation of the residence-hall space. Residents canceling their contracts will be charged up to the final date of their official checkouts plus one half of the remainder of their contracts.

Meal-Plan Refund Policy
If you’re released from your housing contract during a semester, you are charged up to the date of checkout for meals and flex dollars. As a resident student, when you place cash in your flex account, you are entitled to a refund at any time, or you can carry the flex amounts over from one semester to the next.

Meal-Plan Refund Policy for Commuter Students
As a commuter student with a regular meal plan, you will be charged up to the date of checkout for meals and flex dollars. If you place cash in your flex account, you’re entitled to a refund at any time, or you can carry the flex amounts over from one semester to the next.

Total Withdrawals During Fall or Spring Semesters
If you withdraw from all courses voluntarily (a total withdrawal), you may receive a refund of some part of the tuition, provided you have properly completed your withdrawal on the Highlander Pipeline. Read more about the effects of withdrawal on financial aid.

Partial Withdrawals During Fall or Spring Semesters
The percentage of tuition refunded for credit reductions short of complete withdrawal (a partial withdrawal) in a semester is as follows:

Through the end of

% Refund

Week 1

100% (plus all fees)

Week 2

90%

Weeks 3–15

0%

If you reduce credits but remain enrolled after the last day of the second week of classes each semester, you will not receive any refund of tuition or other charges. For federal and state financial aid purposes, enrollment status is determined on the 15th day of classes. No adjustment from full-time to part-time status is made after the end of the second week of classes.

Withdrawals During Summer Session
The date you withdraw from summer classes determines what percentage of your tuition will be refunded. During the condensed summer sessions, even one day can make a large difference. To learn more about specific dates, check the most recent summer academic calendar.

Emergency Withdrawal
If you’re unable to complete the term, you can request emergency withdrawal for either  medical circumstances or for a call to military service.

The Office of the Dean of Student Services approves emergency complete withdrawals contingent upon receipt of appropriate documentation and a completed withdrawal form. You will receive a tuition refund on a prorated basis according to the number of weeks you attended in the term.