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Tuition Refund Calculation

When a student drops a course during the refund period, their total number of credits will be recalculated and the difference between the old assessment and the new assessment will be refunded.  If the course is dropped during the 75% refund period, the new assessment will include 25% of the credits for the course dropped.
 
100% refund period **(August 29, 2014 by 5:00pm for Fall 2014): 
 
Example 1:  If a student taking 15 credits drops 3 credits during the 100% refund period, their total credits will be recalculated to 12 credits.  The block rate is 12 to 15 credits.  In this example the tuition rate for 12 credits is the same as 15 credits and a refund will not be generated.
 
Example 2:  If a student taking 13 credits drops 3 credits during the 100% refund period, their credits will be recalculated to 10 credits.  Since students pay less when they drop below the block rate (less than 12 credits), a refund for the difference between 10 credits at the per-credit rate and the 12-15 block credit rate will be generated. 
 
75% refund period **(September 19, 2014 by 5:00pm for Fall 2014):
 
Example 1:  If a student taking 15 credits drops 3 credits during the 75% refund period, their total credits will be recalculated to 12.75 credits.  The block rate is 12 to 15 credits.  In this example the tuition rate for 12.75 credits is the same as 15 credits and a refund will not be generated.
 
Example 2:  If a student taking 13 credits drops 3 credits during the 75% refund period, their credits will be recalculated to 10.75 credits.  Since students pay less when they drop below the block rate (less than 12 credits), a refund for the difference will be generated.
 
Example 3:  If a student taking 15 credits drops 3 credits during the 75% refund period, and adds 3 more credits, their total credits will be recalculated to 15.75.  Since students pay more when they go above the block rate (more than 15 credits), a bill for the additional cost will be generated. 
 
If you have any questions about how much you will be charged/credited if you drop a course, please call the Billing Hotline at (616) 331-2209 or 1-800-789-1923.
 
** The posted refund deadlines apply to courses that meet the entire semester.  Classes that meet for only part of the semester have different refund deadlines.  Please contact the Registrar's office for more information..

Page last modified July 14, 2014