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Refund Processes and Policy

FALL and SPRING CREDIT COURSES

The last day to drop courses without any liability is August 26th, 2018 for the Fall 2018 semester and January 22nd, 2019 for the Spring 2019 semester. This means that, if you reduce your number of credits below the full-time level of 12 credits or completely withdraw from the college after this date, you will be responsible for paying tuition and fees according to the schedule below. 

Students who reduce the number of credits, from full-time to part-time, on or after August 27th, 2018 for the Fall 2018 semester and on or after January 23rd, 2019 for the Spring 2019 semester are still responsible for paying tuition and fees according to the schedule below.

Further information

The first day of classes as scheduled by the college shall be deemed to be the first day that classes are offered, as determined by the academic calendar.

Students who enroll for courses after the semester start date or start attending courses after the semester start date and then withdraw from courses are still responsible for paying tuition and fees in accordance with the tuition and fee liability schedule. The exception is for withdrawals from courses that are defined by the Office of the Registrar as late-start courses.

Federal law requires aid recipients to “earn” most of the aid they receive by staying enrolled in college at least half time. Students who withdraw prior to completing 60 percent of the semester for which they received federal student aid may be required to return some of the aid they were awarded. The law assumes that the student used the Title IV student aid (e.g., Subsidized and Unsubsidized Stafford Loans, Parent (PLUS) Loan or Perkins Loan) to pay their institutional charges - tuition, fees, residence hall room and board (meal plan), and other institutional charges. Thus, if the student withdraws prior to completing 60 percent of the semester for which they were awarded aid, the unearned portion of the aid must be returned to the federal government.


REMEMBER: You, the student, are responsible for knowing that you are registered for courses, what courses you are registered for, paying your billing statements in a timely fashion, and understanding and following the correct procedures to withdraw from courses.

FALL 2018 REFUND SCHEDULE

Period of Enrollment

Tuition Refund

Tuition Liability

Fees Liability

Before Aug. 27

100%

0%

0%

Aug. 27–Sept. 3

100%

0%

100%

Sept. 4 – 7

70%

30%

100%

Sept. 10 – 14

50%

50%

100%

Sept. 17 – 21

30%

70%

100%

On or after Sept. 22

0%

100%

100%

 

 FALL 2018 “SHORT TERM” REFUND SCHEDULE

Period of Enrollment

Tuition Refund

Tuition Liability

Fees Liability

Before Oct. 15

100%

0%

0%

Oct. 15 - 19

100%

0%

100%

Oct. 20 - 26

70%

30%

100%

Oct. 27 - Nov. 2

50%

50%

100%

Nov. 3 - 9

30%

70%

100%

On or after Nov. 10

0%

100%

100%

 

SPRING 2019 REFUND SCHEDULE

Period of Enrollment

Tuition Refund

Tuition Liability

Fees Liability

Before Jan. 23

100%

0%

0%

Jan. 23 – 29

100%

0%

100%

Jan. 30 – Feb. 5

70%

30%

100%

Feb. 6 – 12

50%

50%

100%

Feb. 13 – 19

30%

70%

100%

On or after Feb. 20

0%

100%

100%

 

SPRING 2019 “SHORT TERM” REFUND SCHEDULE

Period of Enrollment

Tuition Refund

Tuition Liability

Fees Liability

Before Mar. 11

100%

0%

0%

Mar. 11 - 15

100%

0%

100%

Mar. 16 - 22

70%

30%

100%

Mar. 23 - Mar. 29

50%

50%

100%

Mar. 30 - Apr. 5

30%

70%

100%

On or after Apr. 6

0%

100%

100%


More Information

During 0% liability, refunds will be processed and charges removed for tuition and fees. After 0% liability, tuition will be prorated according to the schedule above, and all fees are due in full. After May 1st, Admissions/Enrollment and Housing Deposits will be forfeited. After 100% liability, a student is liable for tuition and all fees in full. Students who register for courses and who don’t file the appropriate withdrawal or do not drop before the end of the first week of classes are liable for the charges outlined in the schedule.

Permanent Separation from the College (matriculated students)

Please contact the Office of the Registrar to apply for a voluntary withdrawal or leave of absence. Students who, for disciplinary reasons, are dismissed from the college or removed from campus housing, are not entitled to a refund at any time. More information about the registrar’s withdrawal and leaves policies is available here.

Students who take a medical leave of absence, personal leave of absence, or withdraw from Purchase College after the start of the semester will be entitled to earn a portion of their financial aid funds after a federal Title IV recalculation. This is a federally mandated policy that may require Purchase College to return federal financial aid funding. The amount is determined by the percentage a student is entitled to keep according to the policy.

Read more about Federal Title IV Financial Aid Recalculation

IMPORTANT: Nonrefundable Fees:
Activity Fee, Admissions/Enrollment Deposit, Applied Music Fee, Athletic Fee, Campus Services Fee, College Fee, Health Fee, Lab (Course) Fee, Late Payment Fees, Late Registration Fees, Noncredit Registration Fee, Housing Deposit, Orientation Fee, Performance Lab Fee, Technology Fee, Time Payment Plan Application and Late Fee, Transportation Fee.

  Meal Plan Refunds

If a meal plan is cancelled by the quarter-point of the semester, September 21, 2018 for the Fall semester and February 19, 2019 for the Spring semester, a 50% refund will be issued. No refund (0%) will be issued after the quarter-point of the semester.

Fall 2018

Period of Enrollment

Refund

Before Aug. 27

100%

Aug. 27 – Sept. 21

50%

On or after Sept. 22

0%

 

Spring 2019

Period of Enrollment

Refund

Before Jan. 23

100%

Jan. 23 – Feb. 19

50%

On or after Feb. 20

0%

Students who are dismissed or suspended from the college or removed from campus housing for disciplinary reasons are not entitled to a refund at any time.

Students who are academically dismissed from the college are eligible for a refund of their housing deposit placed for the upcoming academic year.

Housing Refunds

If a student cancels their room plan after they have moved in but before the quarter-point of the semester, September 21, 2018 for the Fall semester and February 19, 2019 for the Spring semester, a 50% refund will be issued. No refund (0%) will be issued after the quarter-point of the semester.

Please review the 2018-2019 Residence License Agreement (PDF). Residents are responsible for all information outlines in this document. Visit the Living on Campus web page for more information on housing.

Fall 2018

Period of Enrollment

Refund

Before Aug. 27 (if the student has not moved in)

100%

Aug. 27 – Sept. 21

50%

On or after Sept. 22

0%

 

Spring 2019

Period of Enrollment

Refund

Before Jan. 23 (if the student has not moved in)

100%

Jan. 23 – Feb. 19

50%

On or after Feb. 20

0%

Students who are dismissed or suspended from the college or removed from campus housing for disciplinary reasons are not entitled to a refund at any time.

Returning students who wish to withdraw during the semester or before the start of the upcoming semester:
Please contact the Office of the Registrar to complete a Voluntary Withdrawal Form. This form is available for download on the Registrar’s website:

Leave of Absence/Withdrawal Form

  WINTER 2019 SESSION CREDIT COURSES

For Add/Drop or Withdrawal Forms Received
Tuition Refund
Tuition Liability
General Fees Liability

Before Thursday, Dec. 27

100%

0%

0%

Dec. 27 - Dec. 28

100%

0%

100%

Dec. 29 - Jan. 3

35%

65%

100%

On and after Thursday Jan. 4

0%

100%

100%

  NONCREDIT TUITION REFUND SCHEDULE
(including courses with noncredit options*)

*Excluding the nonrefundable $25 noncredit registration fee (per student)

**If this falls on a weekend, written notice must be received by the close of business on the previous Friday.

7 calendar days** before the 1st class session
100%*
6 or fewer calendar days** before 1st class session
50%*
During or after the 1st class session
0%      


Refer to these program sites for separate information on nonrefundable tuition deposits and refund schedules: 

Summer Youth & Precollege Programs: How to Register and Refund Policy and Schedule and Continuing Education Refund Policy

  Summer 2018 Credit Courses

  • Session I: June 4th - June 29th (4 weeks)

    For Add/Drop or Withdrawal Forms Received
    Tuition Refund
    Tuition Liability
    General Fees Liability

    By June 3rd, 2018

    100%

    0%

    0%

    By June 5th, 2018

    100%

    0%

    100%

    By June 8th, 2018

    35%

    65%

    100%

    On or After June 9th, 2018

    0%

    100%

    100%


    Session II: June 4th - July 27th (8 weeks)

    For Add/Drop or Withdrawal Forms Received
    Tuition Refund
    Tuition Liability
    General Fees Liability

    By June 3rd, 2018

    100%

    0%

    0%

    By June 6th, 2018

    100%

    0%

    100%

    By June 13th, 2018

    35%

    65%

    100%

    On or After June 14th, 2018

    0%

    100%

    100%


    Session III: July 2nd - July 27th (4 weeks)

    For Add/Drop or Withdrawal Forms Received
    Tuition Refund
    Tuition Liability
    General Fees Liability

    By July 1st, 2018

    100%

    0%

    0%

    By July 3rd, 2018

    100%

    0%

    100%

    By July 6th, 2018

    35%

    65%

    100%

    On or After July 7th, 2018

    0%

    100%

    100%

Previous semesters’ refund policies