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Tuition Refund Policy

Students who withdraw from courses receive refunds according to the following schedules, which are calculated from the date the application for withdrawal is received by the advising office of the student’s program.

Non-attendance of classes does not constitute official withdrawal. Federal financial aid recipients withdrawing completely will have their Title IV aid returned to the proper aid accounts as determined by the Office of Student Financial Services pursuant to federal guidelines.

Title IV Return of Funds Distribution Policy

For all students receiving federal Title IV funds, returns are distributed back to the programs in the following order up to the full amount received from each program for the term.

Unsubsidized Federal Stafford Loan
Subsidized Federal Stafford Loan
Federal Grad PLUS Loan
Federal Parent PLUS Loan
Federal Pell Grant
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)

Sample return of funds calculations are available for review in the Office of Student Financial Services, Collins Hall.

Return of Title IV Funds

Students withdrawing from all classes during a semester will have their Title IV funds returned to the federal programs according to federal guidelines. TU will first determine the percentage of the semester the student completed. The percentage completed will be the number of days attended divided by the number of days in the semester. If the percentage completed is 60% or less, the return of funds calculation will be used.

If the student has completed 60% or less of the semester, TU will apply the calculated completed percentage to the total awarded Title IV aid for which the student established eligibility before withdrawing. This calculation will be the earned aid. The earned aid will be subtracted from the total disbursed aid to determine the amount of unearned aid to be returned to the federal Title IV funds. TU will return the unearned aid to the Title IV programs.