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Tuition & Fee Liability Policy

Definitions

Tuition liability is the amount of money a student owes the University for tuition, fees, room, board, and miscellaneous charges based on your expected presence or participation in University activities.

  • Zero liability results when a student properly drops or officially withdraws from classes in accordance with University policy prior to the start of the term or during the drop/add period.  During zero liability, refunds will be processed and charges removed for tuition and all fees.
  • Partial liability results when a student properly drops or officially withdraws from classes after the drop/add period.  The amount due to the University will be prorated according to the published session liability schedule, and partial refunds will be processed.
  • 100% liability results when a student is liable in full to the University for all tuition, fees, room, board, and miscellaneous charges.  During 100% liability, no refunds will be processed and payment is due in full at the time of withdrawal.

Calculating Tuition & Fee Liability

Students are responsible for knowing that they are registered for classes, that they are expected to pay for these classes in a timely manner, and must understand and follow the correct procedures to withdraw from classes.  Non-attendance and/or non-payment do not constitute official withdrawal from the University. The calculation of your tuition and fee liability, if any, is based on the date of your Official Withdrawal or drop in accordance with University policy. 

Room and board charges must be cancelled through the Office of Residence Life.  Liability for these charges will be assessed at the time of cancellation. 

Liability Schedules

Fall & Spring Regular Sessions

Period Liability Refund
Weeks 1 – 2   0% 100%
Week 3 – 4 50% 50%
Week 5 100% 0%

Summer & Other Multi-Week Sessions Greater than Four Weeks

Period  Liability    Refund
Week 1 0%  100%
Week 2 50%  50%
Week 3 100%  0%

Sessions of Four Weeks or Less

Period Liability Refund
Day 1 0% 100%
Day 2 20% 80%
Day 3+ 100% 0%

Financial Appeals

Students requesting a review of tuition and fee liability must complete the University's Appeals Form for Student Withdrawals in accordance with University policy and submit all required supporting documentation.