When a student withdraws from the university, he/she is authorized a refund of tuition and fees based on the date of the withdrawal and the number of weeks of the enrolled semester/term/session. The refund policy is based on legislative law found under the Texas Education Code, Chapter 54, Article 54.006. The code outlines the following refund policy:
Prior to the 1st Class Day, the refund percentage – 100%
Semesters/Terms of 10-weeks or Longer (i.e., Fall/Spring Semesters; 10-week Summer Term)
- 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th class day, the refund percentage - 80%
- 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th and 10th class day, the refund percentage - 70%
- 11th, 12th, 13th, 14th and 15th class day, the refund percentage - 50%
- 16th, 17th, 18th, 19th and 20th class day, the refund percentage - 25%
- after the 20th class day, the refund percentage – 0%
Terms/Sessions of More Than 5-weeks but Less than 10-weeks (i.e., 8-week Session During Fall/Spring Semesters)
- 1st, 2nd and 3rd class day, the refund percentage - 80%
- 4th, 5th and 6th class day, the refund percentage - 50%
- after the 6th class day, the refund percentage – 0%
Terms/Sessions of 5 weeks or Less (i.e., Fall/Spring or Summer Intersessions; 5-week Summer Session)
- 1st class day, the refund percentage - 80%
- 2nd class day, the refund percentage - 50%
- after the 2nd class day, the refund percentage – 0%
The “first class day” is determined by the beginning of a semester, summer session or intersession. The “first class day” is not defined by individual courses. Please refer to the academic calendar for the first class day date.
The refund will be wholly returned to the student only if he/she did not receive financial assistance from Federal Title IV programs. A Return to Title IV calculation must be performed to determine if the student is eligible to retain any of the Federal funds received. Return of Title IV Funds Webpage
The following policies are used for refunds:
- Refunds are mailed according to published schedules from the Business Office. All refunds are processed through the BankMobile with the exception of students with State Holds, as mandated by the Texas Comptroller’s Office. The BankMobile carding process will be initiated 1 business day after initial course enrollment and mailed to the most current US mailing address provided by the student. Cards cannot be mailed to an international address.
- Financial aid residual balances may be directly deposited into an appropriate bank account as specified by the student on the BankMobile website.
- Any financial obligations owed the university will be deducted from the refund before the balance is issued to the student.
- A student who is required to withdraw because of failure in the work of a previous semester will receive a refund in accordance with the above schedule.
- Fees paid for correspondence and/or extension courses will not be refunded after the student receives the lesson outline in correspondence courses or after the first meeting of the extension center course.
- No refunds will be made on visitors' fees.