Fee Adjustments for Courses Added and Dropped
Students may not drop lockstep courses. In the fall and spring semesters, dropping non-lockstep courses has no effect on tuition if a student’s course load stays in the same tuition block (full-time or part-time). A student may drop courses during the first twelve days of a fall or spring semester. If dropping a course would result in a change of status for a full-time student (less than 13 hours) or an under load for a part-time student (less than 8 hours), a student may drop a class only with approval of the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. Full refunds will be given for courses dropped during these periods. Refunds will not be issued for classes dropped after the 12th class day. As of the first day of the semester, students may not drop all of their courses through the drop/add process, but instead must go to the office of their dean to officially withdraw. A student may add courses during the first five days of a fall or spring semester.
Withdrawal from the University
Once a payment for tuition and fees has been accepted by the University, a student is considered officially enrolled unless otherwise restricted from enrolling. Stopping payment on a check for fees or allowing the check to be returned unpaid by the bank for any reason does not constitute official withdrawal. The withdrawal process is done in the Dean’s Office of the college in which a student is registered. A withdrawal form will be issued in the Dean’s Office that will explain exactly what the student needs to do. Failure to follow procedures for withdrawing from the University may result in financial penalties and delays with future enrollment in the University. Once a student registers, he or she is responsible for the total fees assessed regardless of whether the installment option is used. Refund percentages are applied to total fees assessed and not the amount paid. This means that students who withdraw before paying all installments may, in the event of withdrawal, receive a bill with a balance due rather than a refund.
Recipients of financial assistance should talk to a Scholarships & Financial Aid Advisor before withdrawing. Students receiving funds awarded by Scholarships & Financial Aid should be aware of policies regarding withdrawal from the University. These policies are consistent with Federal regulation. Federal regulations require a return calculation for all students who receive Title IV student assistance at a post-secondary institution of higher education who withdraw during a payment period (semester). The length of time during which a return must be calculated is up to 60 percent of the payment period. Students withdrawing prior to 60 percent of the payment period may be required to return funds not earned. Athletes should see their academic advisor in the Athletic Department before initiating the withdrawal process. Additionally, students who do not successfully complete any courses for the semester may be considered unofficially withdrawn and may be subject to a return calculation or all disbursed funds being returned. Eligibility for state and institutional funds may also be impacted by withdrawing from the University.
International students must go by the International Student Services Office before withdrawing to determine if doing so will affect their visa status.