The Catholic University of America

Refund Schedule

 

Archived 7/27/06

I. Introduction
Refunds are based on total charges billed, not on payments made. A week of classes is defined as Monday through Saturday. Application fees and registration deposits are non-refundable. Other fees, except mandatory fees and room and board as described below, are refunded only if a student withdraws completely from the university prior to the end of the drop/add period.*

In addition to the published refund policy, refunds will be adjusted, as needed, for eligible federal financial aid recipients.

II. Tuition Adjustment for Complete Withdrawal

Tuition refunds for full-time and part-time students who withdraw completely from the university shall be as follows:

  • Before classes officially begin, 100 percent of tuition and mandatory fees will be refunded. As of the first day of classes, mandatory fees are nonrefundable.
  • 100% (one hundred percent) of tuition only will be refunded prior to the end of the drop/add period
  • 80% (eighty percent) of tuition only will be refunded prior to the end of the second week after the official beginning of classes.
  • 60% (sixty percent) of tuition only will be refunded prior to the end of the third week after the official beginning of classes.
  • 40% (forty percent) of tuition only will be refunded prior to the end of the fourth week after the official beginning of classes.
  • 20% (twenty percent) of tuition only will be refunded prior to the end of the fifth week after the official beginning of classes.
  • After the fifth week of classes, no tuition or fees will be refunded.
  • Room and board refunds for full-time and part-time students who withdraw completely from the university shall be as follows: Room fees are refunded on a pro-rata basis during the first week of occupancy, and thereafter are reduced at the rates shown above for tuition. Board fees are refunded on a pro-rata basis during the first week of occupancy but are not refunded thereafter due to the contractual basis of food service in the dining halls.

III. Tuition Adjustment for Reduced Hours

Tuition refunds for students changing from full- to part- time status and part-time students reducing their hours will be as follows:

  • Before classes officially begin, 100 percent of tuition and mandatory fees will be refunded. As of the first day of classes, mandatory fees are nonrefundable.
  • 80% (eighty percent) of tuition only will be refunded prior to the end of the second week after the official beginning of classes.
  • No tuition or fees will be refunded effective the third week after the official beginning of classes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*Registered students who cancel their registration after the end of the add/drop period or who have their registration cancelled because of nonpayment: registration cancellation fee $150. Registered students who cancel their registration prior to the end of the add/drop date: no registration cancellation penalty.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

checked 12/16/10 KVP