Withdrawal from the University/Tuition Refund Policy
Traditional Undergraduate Student:
A student withdrawing from Bryant must contact the Undergraduate Advising Office and complete a voluntary withdrawal form in order for his/her withdrawal to be official. When leaving the University, students are required to remove all personal property. At the time of the withdrawal/dismissal, the University-leased laptop must be returned. Any damage outlined in the laptop contract will be automatically charged to a student’s account.
Tuition refunds will be calculated as follows:
If written notification is received by Academic Records/Undergraduate Advising Office by the:
1st week of classes: 80 percent
2nd week of classes: 60 percent
3rd week of classes: 40 percent
4th week of classes: 20 percent
After 4th week of classes: No Refund
Room: No Refund (charged by semester)
Board: Refund is pro-rated (based on days used)
Non-traditional students are also required to officially withdraw from any classes that they may be enrolled in through the Undergraduate Advising Office. The refund rules above will apply when determining a tuition refund.
Students dismissed academically at the end of the first semester are entitled to a refund of all tuition and room and board fees that have been paid for subsequent semesters.
Return of Title IV Federal Financial Aid:
Regulatory guidelines associated with the return of Title IV federal funds require institutions participating in federal student aid programs to utilize very specific measures in effecting financial aid adjustments for students who withdraw from the University. The policy governing the Return of Title IV Federal Financial Aid applies to all federal grant and loan programs: PELL, SEOG, Direct Loans, Stafford Loans, Perkins Loans, and PLUS loans. It does not include the Federal Work-study Program.
In general, a student earns federal financial aid awards (which have been approved and verified) in proportion to the number of days completed in the term prior to the student’s complete withdrawal. The portion of the federal grants and loans that the student is entitled to receive is calculated on a percentage basis by comparing the total numbers of days that the student completed before he/she withdrew. For example: If a student completes 30 percent of the semester, he/she earns 30 percent of the approved federal aid that he/she was originally scheduled to receive for the term.
This policy determines the earned and unearned portions of a student’s Title IV Federal Financial Aid only. It does not affect the student’s charges. Bryant University’s withdrawal policy stated above makes that determination.