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Tuition and Fees Refund Policy

A student who wants to withdraw after classes have started for the semester initiates the process with the Program Director to indicate that he/she is withdrawing. The Program Director will notify the University Registrar, who will process the withdrawal and notify the appropriate campus offices. The official date of withdrawal is the date the student contacted the Program Director OR the midpoint of the semester if the student leaves without notifying the institution OR the student’s last day of attendance at a documented academically related activity, whichever is the latest. This policy applies to students who withdraw from all their classes for the semester or are suspended.

The withdrawal date from an online class/program will be the last date of documented academic participation, e.g., contributing to online activity or contacting the faculty member with course-related questions.

Students who withdraw from the University entirely according to the process described above are eligible for a partial refund of tuition and fee charges according to the following schedule:

Week # Refund Percentage Charge Percentage
Week 1 100% 0
Week 2 75% 25%
Week 3 50% 50%
Week 4 25% 75%
Week 5 and after 0 100%


Room and board charges are prorated on a weekly basis up through the 60 percent point of the semester. After this point there is no refund for room and board.

Application fees, laboratory fees and other course fees are not refundable after the add/drop period.

If admitted to the program, candidates are required to submit a non-refundable deposit for the applied enrollment term. This deposit will be applied toward tuition charges and will be forfeited in the case of withdrawal.

Return of Federal Title IV Funds
The federal government mandates that students who withdraw from all classes may keep only aid earned up to the time of withdrawal. This policy applies to all students who received Title IV funds (Direct Loans, Direct PLUS loans, Federal Pell Grants, Federal SEOG, and TEACH) and withdrew from all their classes prior to completing 60% of the semester for which the aid was provided. A student earns their federal aid on a pro-rated basis and is not considered to have earned 100% until they attend past the 60% point of the semester.

The return of federal title IV funds policy is a pro-ration of earned versus unearned financial aid. The earned financial aid percentage is determined by dividing the days attended in the semester by the total days in the semester with an allowance for any scheduled breaks that are 5 or more days in length (i.e., student withdraws on the 5th day of the semester which has 110 days, 5/110 = 5 percent earned). Subtracting earned aid from aid that was awarded and disbursed gives you the amount of unearned aid that must be returned. The responsibility to repay unearned aid is shared by the institution and the student in proportion to the aid each is assumed to possess. The student may be billed by the University of Mount Union for any account balance created when the University is required to return funds. The balance due would be the result of tuition charges that are no longer being covered by the unearned aid or unearned aid that the student received in a refund check. The calculation must be performed within 30 days from the student's withdraw date. A school must always return their portion of any unearned Title IV funds within 45 days of the date the school determined the student withdrew.

Under the Return of Federal Title IV funds policy, the programs are reimbursed in the following order:

  1. Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan
  2. Federal Direct Subsidized Loan
  3. PLUS Loan
  4. Grad PLUS Loan
  5. Federal Pell Grant
  6. Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant
  7. TEACH Grant

 A Post-Withdrawal Disbursement:
A student qualifies for a post-withdrawal disbursement if their earned aid is more than the amount disbursed to them. The Office of Student Financial Aid will notify the student in writing via email or letter of their qualification for a post-withdrawal disbursement. The student has 14 days from the date of the letter to accept or decline the post-withdrawal disbursement. In the event the Office of Student Financial Aid does not receive a response from the student within 14 days, the post-withdrawal is forfeited. A school must offer any post-withdrawal disbursement of loan funds within 30 days of the date the school determined the student withdrew. A school must return any unearned funds and make a post-withdrawal disbursement of grant funds within 45 days of the date the school determined the student withdrew. The Office of Student Financial Aid recognizes if a student withdraws and is entitled to a post-withdrawal disbursement it will be applied to charges still owed to the University, and any excess will be refunded to the student.