School of Law Refund Policy
A student may withdraw from one or more courses during the add/drop period by doing so on WebAdvisor. After the add/drop period, a student must obtain and file a drop form at the Associate Dean and Registrar's office. A student who wishes to withdraw completely from the School of Law must submit a statement to that effect to the Associate Dean.
Refunds are based on Quinnipiac University Policy and The Return of Unearned Title IV Funds as required by the U.S. Department of Education.
For purposes of clarification and for reference, the policies described below have been categorized into two groups: (1) Quinnipiac University Policy, and (2) Return of Unearned Title IV Funds - Federal Policy.
Federal guidelines require that any unearned Title IV funds be returned to the program(s) that provided the aid. The required order of returning refunds is as follows: Title IV, HEA programs, other federal & state programs, university grants, private or institutional financial assistance and finally to the student. Examples of refund calculations are available upon request.
Quinnipiac University School of Law Refund Policy
The policy described below gives consideration to two groups (1) prior to the start of classes and (2) after the start of classes.
Refund Policies, Prior to the Start of Classes
A new incoming student who has rendered their tuition deposit, and then withdraws prior to the start of classes, will forfeit their deposit.
Returning students, withdrawing prior to the start of classes, will receive a full refund.
Refund Policies, After the Start of Classes
Law students who withdraw from any of their classes after the published "Last Day for Late Registration/Schedule Changes" will not be entitled to any adjustment of their charges for tuition and fees.
Students who affect a complete withdrawal or leave of absence from the university, regardless of the reason, including medical, will be granted a pro-rata refund of tuition and fees, less an administrative fee of $100. Late fees are non-refundable either in total or pro-ration. The pro-rata refund will be computed on the following basis:
Fall and Spring Terms:
- Withdrawal first week 80%
- Withdrawal second week 60%
- Withdrawal third week 40%
- Withdrawal fourth week 20%
- Withdrawal after fourth week 0%
- Withdrawal first week 80%
- Withdrawal second week 50%
- Withdrawal third week 30%
- Withdrawal fourth week 0%
Please note that course fees may not be refunded or prorated under certain circumstances such as after the start of the semester.
The date of withdrawal for purposes of calculating the refund is the date on which the student makes formal application for withdrawal to the registrar's office. The refund schedule listed above is applied regardless of the reason for withdrawal, including medical reasons.
Dismissals and Suspensions
A student who is either dismissed or suspended by the university for any reason during either academic semester will receive a refund based on the applicable refund percentage in effect at the time of the student's dismissal or suspension (first four weeks). After the fourth academic week, the refund policy as stated above will be applied. In addition, a student who is dismissed or suspended will be charged all administrative fees and board fees as prescribed.
Students using the university's payment plan who withdraw during the refund period (first four weeks) should note that their forfeiture will be computed on the full amount charged regarding tuition and fees, and not on the amount remitted via the payment plan. In addition, the $75 service charge for using the payment plan will also be included in the list of charges. After the fourth week, the balance due under the payment plan will be due and payable on the date of withdrawal.
Refund Policy for Termination of Residency in University Housing
Resident students who withdraw from the university in total within the first two weeks of the semester or move-in, whichever is sooner, will forfeit 50 percent of the room and board, the room reservation deposit and an administrative fee of $100. Beginning with the third academic week resident students who withdraw from the university in total, or only terminate their residency in university housing, will forfeit 100 percent of the room and board charge, with the room reservation deposit applied to any outstanding balance.
Non-resident Dining Plans
Non-resident students who withdraw from the university within the first two weeks of the semester will forfeit 50 percent of the dining plan cost, plus any additional dining dollars used. Beginning with the third academic week, non-resident students who withdraw from the university will be responsible for 100 percent of the dining plan cost.
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