Withdrawals and Refunds

Any student wishing to withdraw from all classes prior to the start of the term should notify the school immediately. Students who withdraw prior to or during the add/drop period will receive a full refund of tuition and fees, less the non-refundable seat deposit.  Students must complete an official Change of Status form and obtain approval by an academic dean.  A withdraw becomes official on the date that the Registrar receives a completed withdraw form. 

After the add/drop date, refunds or credits on balances due for students who have withdrawn are based on tuition and fees only (acceptance deposits are non-refundable). If a student withdraws before completing 20% of the semester, based upon the percentage of the enrollment period the student attended before withdrawing, a 20% refund of tuition and fees may be granted due to: 

  • an incapacitating illness of such duration or severity, as confirmed in writing by a physician, that the completion of the semester is impossible
  • student’s call to active military duty
  • death of a member of the student’s immediate family (parent, spouse, child or sibling) 

If a student withdraws after completing 20% of the semester, there will be no refund or credit of tuition and/or fees Under Any Circumstances. 

Order of Refunds for Students with Financial Aid 

Refunds due to students who are receiving Student Financial Assistance funds will be made in the following order: 

  1. Unsubsidized Federal Stafford Loans;
  2. Subsidized Federal Stafford Loans;
  3. Other Assistance Awarded by Title IV of the HEA
  4. Other Federal, State, Private or Institutional Assistance
  5. The Student