Board of Trustee Refund Policy

board Tuition & Fee refund policy

Tuition and Fee Refund Policy

In accordance with the Higher Education Amendments of 1998 (Public Law 105-244), the Federal government mandates that students receiving Title IV assistance who withdraw from all classes may only keep the financial aid they have "earned" up to the time of withdrawal. Title IV funds that were disbursed in excess of the earned amount must be returned by the university and/or the student to the Federal government. This could result in the student owing funds to the university, the government, or both. The amount of unearned aid to be returned is based on the percentage of enrollment period completed.

The refund policy below excludes the effect of the return of Title IV funds. Students receiving Federal aid should consult with their university Bursar or Financial Aid office prior to withdrawal in order to determine the financial impact that the return of Title IV funds will have upon the student.

Fee

 

Time Due

 

Refund Policy*

Application Fee   Upon Submission of Application   Non-refundable
Confirmation Deposit (UG/G) $200 (applied to Tuition/Fees)   May 1 or within 15 days of invoicing thereafter   Non-refundable
Re-registration Fee   Upon re-registration   Non-refundable
Housing Deposit $250**  

Academic year on or before April 1 for returning students and on or before May 1 for new students. 

 

Non-refundable
Housing Fee (applies to students who withdraw from university)**  

Academic year contract to be paid in two installments:

Fall Semester not later than August 1

Spring Semester not later than January 2

 

Upon withdrawal from the University, the housing refund will mirror the University refund policy for tuition and fees:

100% refund, less the housing deposit,for withdrawal up to and including the first day of University-wide classes as defined by the published university calendar.

90% of the balance, less the housing deposit, will be refunded during the first week of university-wide classes.

60% of the balance, less the housing deposit, will be refunded during the second week of university-wide classes.

40% of the balance, less the housing deposit, during the third and the fourth weeks of university-wide classes,

No refund after the fourth week of university-wide classes.

Housing Fee (applies to students who remain enrolled but withdraw from university housing) **      

Upon withdrawal from university housing up to and including May 31, 100% of the housing charges, less the housing deposit, will be removed from the student's account.

No refunds for students who withdraw from housing on or after June 1 (academic year) or December 1 (spring term-for those students who plan to enter housing for the first time in spring), unless otherwise approved through a review process to be established by each university.

Food Service Fee  

Fall Semester not later than August 1

Spring Semester not later than January 2

 

 Meal portion of fee refundable, on a prorated basis, upon withdrawal from the University; or upon withdrawal from University housing at the request of a student and contingent upon the concurrence of the University. The discretionary cash component of the food service fee, if any, will be refunded according to procedures established at each University.
Part-time and Summer/Winter Session - Registration Fee    Fall, Spring, Summer and Winter Sessions   Non-refundable 
 Part-time Tuition and General University Fee and Summer/Winter Course Fees   Fall and Spring Semesters - Courses greater than eight weeks in length   

100% of the amount paid will be refunded during the first week of university-wide classes,

60% of the balance will be refunded during the second week of university-wide classes,

40% of the balance will be refunded during the third and forth weeks of university-wide classes,

No refund after the fourth week of university-wide classes.

    Summer/Winter Sessions - Courses greater than eight weeks in length   

100% of the amount paid will be refunded during the first week of classes,

60% of the balance will be refunded during the second week of classes,

40% of the balance will be refunded during the third and forth weeks of classes,

No refund thereafter.

    Fall, Spring, Summer, and Winter Sessions - Courses three weeks to eight weeks in length  

100% refund prior to the second class meeting,

60% refund prior to the third class meeting,

40% refund prior to the fourth class meeting,

No refund after the beginning of the fourth class meeting. 

    Fall, Spring, Summer, and Winter Sessions - Courses less than three weeks in length  

100% refund prior to the second class meeting,

60% refund prior to the third class meeting,

No refund after the beginning of the third class meeting.

Ed.D. Professional Seminar   Summer - four full days, no meeting consecutively  

75% refund within 24 hours of first class meeting

No refund thereafter

E-LEarning On-Line Fee   Upon Registration   Non-refundable
E-Learning Course Fees   Included with Full-time and Part-time Refund Schedules Above    

Federal regulations require that all refunds be restored to Federal programs in the followings priority sequence:

1. Unsubsidized Federal Stafford Loans
2. Subsidized Federal Stafford Loans
3. Unsubsidized Federal Direct Stafford Loans
4. Subsidized Federal Direct Stafford Loans
5. Federal Perkins Loans
6. Federal PLUS Loans received on behalf of the student
7. Federal Direct PLUS received on behalf of the student
8. Federal Pell Grants
9. Federal SEOG Program Aid
10. Other grant or loan assistance authorized by Title IV or the HEA

After obligations to the above are satisfied, funds will be returned to

11. Other State, Private, or Institutional Assistance
12. Student

Refunds of Tuition and Fees under Unusual Circumstances

Under circumstances beyond the control of the student or in cases where attendance has been denied by the University, the University President may authorize the refunding of tuition and fees otherwise designated as non-refundable.

*All refunds will be made automatically upon withdrawal from a University.

** Replaces Housing Refund Policy of Board of Trustee Resolution 10-37 with Board of Regents Resolution 13-XX.

Source: Connecticut State University System Board of Trustees Resolution 10-37 and Connecticut State Colleges & Universities Board of Regents Resolution 13-XX.