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Appeals to Refund Policy

Refund Policy

Students will be charged and liable for tuition and fees, according to the refund schedule, for any and all classes in which they are enrolled on the first day of the term. If a student drops all classes or withdraws from the university on or after the first day of classes, they are liable for part, or all, of their tuition and fees (including nonresident tuition, if applicable), depending upon the date of the drop/withdrawal. 

Exceptions to the refund policy allow for 100% reimbursement of tuition and fees. The only acceptable exceptions occur under the following circumstances:

  • The tuition and mandatory fees were assessed or collected in error
  • The course for which the tuition and mandatory fees were assessed or collected was canceled by the university
  • The university makes a delayed decision that the student was not eligible to enroll in the term for which fees were assessed and collected, and the delayed decision was not due to incomplete or inaccurate information provided by the student
  • The student was activated for compulsory military service


Appeals to the refund policy are intended for students who dropped classes outside of the dates listed on the refund schedule and do not meet any of the criteria for exceptions (noted above), but feel that exceptional circumstances prevented them from meeting deadlines or obligations. 

In these scenarios, students may petition the university for a refund, demonstrating exceptional circumstances. Upon review, the Chief Financial Officer of the university, or their designee, may authorize a refund if he or she determines that the fees and tuition were not earned by the university. 

An Appeal of Refund Policy can be submitted to Student Financial Services. Student must include supporting documentation. All appeals of the refund policy must be submitted within one year from the term being appealed.