Enrollment Status

During the first week of classes, an undergraduate student may add or drop individual courses. If an undergraduate student drops below 12 credits, they are charged on a per credit basis and will be considered a part-time student. Please note that financial aid eligibility and participation in varsity athletics may be affected. Please check with the appropriate offices to determine the impact of part-time enrollment. If courses exceed 18 credits, you will be charged at the per credit rate for all credits exceeding 18 in a semester.

During the first week of classes, graduate students may add or drop individual courses for which they will be billed or credited respectively. Undergraduate and graduate students who drop individual courses after the second week of a semester are not eligible for a refund.

Credit Balance Refund Policies

Students are encouraged to set up an electronic refund (eRefund) account to have their refund direct deposited into the bank account they set up.

Students can set up their eRefund account in their PrideNET account:

Click “My Profile” tab, “My Student Financial Portal” on the left side of the page; “Student eBill/Payment Plan”; “View semester eBill”; “Setup eRefund” located below account summary. This will bring you to the CashNet portal.  Click on “click here to enroll in eRefund”, then follow the steps.  Be sure you enter the correct bank account and routing number.

Students who receive eRefunds will have their funds available to use faster than those students waiting for a refund check in the mail. Students who do not have an eRefund account will be issued a check within fourteen days, unless the student authorizes the College in writing to hold the credit balance for a future semester. Please note that refund checks are mailed to the student’s home address on file and can take several weeks to receive.  Checks can also be lost or stolen which is why we encourage students to set up an eRefund account.

Refund checks will be made payable to the student, unless the refund is due to a Parent Plus Loan, in which case the check will be made payable to the parent borrower.

Download the Credit Balance Form.

Tuition, Housing, and Meal Plan Refund Policy

Tuition and housing will be refunded as follows

Fall and Spring Semesters (15 week courses)

 
Withdrawal Date Refund Percentage (Traditional) Refund Percentage (School of Professional and Continuing Studies*)
Before classes begin 100 percent 100 percent
During first week of classes 90 percent 100 percent
During second week of classes 80 percent 100 percent
During third week of classes 60 percent 60 percent
During fourth week of classes 40 percent 40 percent
During fifth week of classes 20 percent 20 percent
Sixth week of classes and after 0 percent 0 percent

Summer Semester (12 week courses)

 
Withdrawal Date Refund Percentage (Traditional) Refund Percentage (School of Professional and Continuing Studies*)
Before classes begin 100 percent 100 percent
During first week of classes 90 percent 100 percent
During second week of classes 80 percent 100 percent
During third week of classes 60 percent 60 percent
During fourth week of classes 40 percent 40 percent
Fifth week of classes and after 0 percent 0 percent

*The tuition refund policy for the School of Professional and Continuing Studies students enrolled at the Milwaukee, Wis. campus will follow the tuition refund policy required by the Wisconsin State Department of Safety and Professional Services, Chapter SPS 408. 

    • Meal plans will be refunded less the actual usage, including dining dollars. An administrative fee of $200 dollars will be assessed to the student’s account.
    • Fees are nonrefundable, unless the withdrawal is effective prior to the start of classes.
    • There may be additional room cancellation fees assessed to the student’s account.
    • Half of the academic year allowance for books and supplies is considered to be spent at the start of each semester.
    • Financial aid received is refunded to granting agencies based on the date of withdrawal, subject to funding source regulations and College policy.
    • No refunds will be made to students suspended, dismissed or expelled during the course of a semester. This also includes students who leave prior to the completion of a judicial hearing.

    Read the full Tuition, Housing, and Meal Plan Refund Policy