Student Tuition Refund Policy

 

Policy Summary

It is the policy of the university to refund student tuition based upon the change of a student’s registration and the timing of those changes as described within this policy. Courses dropped prior to the first day of the semester will have 100% of the tuition charges cancelled. Courses dropped on or after the first day of the semester are subject to the refund schedules provided in Appendix A which govern the prorated cancellation of semester tuition charges in cases of program adjustment or withdrawal.

Who is Governed by this Policy

  • All Academic Departments
  • Staff
  • Students

Policy

The amount of tuition charged to a student's account may change as a result of a change in the student’s registration, program adjustments or withdrawal from classes.  If this activity results in a lower tuition amount, a refund amount may be due to the student.  

Courses dropped prior to the first day of the semester will have 100% of the tuition charges cancelled.  Beginning with the 1st week of classes and lasting through the 4th week of classes, students who wish to add a course and drop a course as an even exchange may do so without financial loss if these transactions are for at least an equal number of credit hours. 

Courses dropped on or after the first day of the semester that result in a lower tuition charge are subject to the refund schedules provided in Appendix A which govern the prorated cancellation of semester tuition charges in cases of program adjustment or withdrawal. The percentages outlined apply to the difference in the tuition charge. 

Certain programs or classes such as those with non-traditional semesters may have special refund schedules and students are encouraged to consult with their program office to determine if a special schedule applies. Please be advised that individual program adjustments may incur tuition charges and fees if they are not even exchanges. 

Refunds as a result of a payment via ACH or check other than federal aid or private loans cannot be refunded until 10 days after receipt by the university to allow the payment process to clear.  Payments by federal aid, private loans from the lender, credit card, wire transfer and certified funds can be refunded after one business day. 

Credit balances due to a payment received via a wire transfer or credit card must be refunded to the originating bank account or applicable credit card. 

The GWeb Info System Login system contains a module that allows the student to request a refund for any credit balance on his or her account. 

Procedures

Student Accounts Refund Procedures

Forms

The GWeb Info System Login system contains a module that allows the student to request a refund for any credit balance on his or her account.

Related Information

University Bulletin 

Return of Title IV Fund Policy 

Appendix A: Tuition Refunds

Contacts

Contact Phone Number Email Address
Student Accounts Office 202-994-7350  [email protected]

Responsible University Official: Vice President Finance
Responsible Office: Student Accounts Office

Last Reviewed: April 24, 2020

 

Non-compliance with this policy can be reported through this website.