Billing and Financial Aid Withdraw and Drop Policy

This policy outlines the impact of registration changes, withdrawals, and leaves of absence on tuition, fees, room & board, and financial aid. For the complete policy, please refer to the current catalog

College of Arts and Sciences

Tuition Refund Policy

Students who voluntarily drop all courses in a term prior to attending will have tuition and fees refunded in full for that term. Certain fees may be non-refundable. Information regarding non-refundable fees can be found in the catalog. Once a student begins attendance in a term, all fees are non-refundable. 

College of Arts and Sciences undergraduate students are required to maintain full-time enrollment status in a minimum of 12 units. If a student drops below 12 units, their tuition will not be prorated unless they have been approved by the Registrar's Office to attend in a part-time status. Tuition for part-time students is billed at the per-unit rate for that academic year. 

College of Arts and Science graduate students are billed on a per-unit basis. Tuition for courses dropped after the student begins attendance is refunded on a per diem basis starting with the first day through the first 60 percent of the semester.

College of Arts and Sciences students enrolled in the one-year MS Geographic Information Systems program are billed on a per-semester basis unless approved to enroll in a part-time status. Tuition for dropped classes will not be prorated. Tuition for part-time students is billed at the per-unit rate for that academic year. 

If an undergraduate or graduate student student withdraws or takes a leave of absence prior to the end of the term, the student must complete the official withdrawal or leave of absence process detailed in the course catalog to be eligible for a tuition refund. Tuition is refunded on a per diem basis starting with the first day through the first 60 percent of the semester.

The withdrawal date used to calculate the tuition refund for course drops, withdrawals, and leaves of absence is the last date of attendance at an academically related activity.

Financial Aid Refund Policy

If a student withdraws or takes a leave of absence during a term, their financial aid may be refunded according to the federal refund guidelines. Financial aid is prorated based on the number of calendar days attended out of the total number of calendar days through the first 60 percent of the semester. The withdrawal date used to calculate the financial proration is the last date of attendance at an academically related activity.

Student Financial Services will determine the portion (if any) of your financial aid funds for the semester that you are eligible to keep. This determination is made using a standard calculation specified in the U.S. Department of Education’s regulations. If we determine that you must repay all or a portion of your aid funds, such funds will be immediately due. You will receive an email from Student Financial Services informing you of any balance due. 

School of Business

Tuition Refund Policy

Students who voluntarily drop all courses in a term prior to attending will have tuition and fees refunded in full for that term. Certain fees may be non-refundable. Additional information regarding non-refundable fees can be found in the catalog. Once a student begins attendance in a course, all fees are non-refundable. 

If the student withdraws or takes a leave of absence prior to the end of the term, a student must complete the official withdrawal or leave of absence process detailed in their respective course catalog to be eligible for a tuition refund.

Tuition for courses dropped after the student begins attendance, withdraws, or takes a leave of absence is prorated based on the number of sessions attended out of the total number of scheduled sessions for the course through the first 60 percent of the semester. The withdrawal date used to calculate the tuition proration is the last date of attendance at an academically related activity.

Financial Aid Refund Policy

Courses dropped after the student begins attendance, withdraws, or takes a leave of absence may result in a change in financial aid eligibility or a proration of financial aid.  

University of Redlands follows the federal refund policy for all financial aid refunds. Financial aid is prorated based on the number of calendar days attended out of the total number of calendar days in the term through the first 60 percent of the semester. The withdrawal date used to calculate the financial proration is the last date of attendance at an academically related activity.

Student Financial Services will determine the portion (if any) of your financial funds for the quarter that you are eligible to keep. This determination is made using a standard calculation specified in the U.S. Department of Education’s regulations. If we determine that you must repay all or a portion of your aid funds, such funds will be immediately due and payable. You will receive an email from Student Financial Services informing you of any balance due. 

School of Education

Tuition Refund Policy

Students who voluntarily drop all courses in a term prior to attending will have tuition and fees refunded in full for that term. Certain fees may be non-refundable. Information regarding non-refundable fees can be found in the catalog. Once a student begins attendance in a term, all fees are non-refundable.

If the student withdraws or takes a leave of absence prior to the end of the term, a student must complete the official withdrawal or leave of absence process detailed in their respective course catalog to receive a tuition refund.

Tuition for courses dropped prior to the add/drop date for the term will be refunded in full. Once the add/drop date has passed, tuition is prorated based on the number of sessions attended out of the total number of scheduled sessions through the first 60 percent of the semester. The withdrawal date used to calculate the tuition proration is the last date of attendance at an academically related activity. 

Financial Aid Refund Policy

Courses dropped after the student begins attendance, withdraws, or takes a leave of absence may result in a change in financial aid eligibility or a proration of financial aid.  

University of Redlands follows the federal refund policy for all financial aid refunds. Financial aid is prorated based on the number of calendar days attended out of the total number of calendar days in the term through the first 60 percent of the semester. The withdrawal date used to calculate the financial proration is the last date of attendance at an academically related activity.

Student Financial Services will determine the portion (if any) of your financial funds for the quarter that you are eligible to keep. This determination is made using a standard calculation specified in the U.S. Department of Education’s regulations. If we determine that you must repay all or a portion of your aid funds, such funds will be immediately due and payable. You will receive an email from Student Financial Services informing you of any balance due. 

Room and Board

Room and Board (Meal Plans) are prorated based on the student’s last date in their dorm. This means that the proration rate for Room and Board may be different than the proration rate for tuition and fees if a student moves out after their last date of attendance at an academically related activity. 

The proration is based on the number of calendar days the student lived in the dorms out of the total number of calendar days through the first 60 percent of the semester. Any withdrawals or leaves of absence after 60 percent will be billed the full amount for Room and Board. 

Account Credits and Refunds

Credit balances occur when a student's financial aid and/or payments exceed the charges on the account. Refunds of credit balances are issued to the student. Exceptions are made for Federal Parent Loans for Undergraduate Students (PLUS Loans). Refunds of credit balances begin the first week of each term. Processing of refunds can take up to 14 days.

How can I get my Refund?

Credit balances are refunded via check or direct deposit. Check refunds will be sent to the student's on-campus mailbox or mailed to the address on file if no mailbox exists. 

Students who would like to enroll in direct deposit can do so via Web Advisor in their MyRedlands portal. Students enrolled in Direct Deposit will see their funds in their bank account within 2-3 business days of processing.