REFUND AND CANCELLATION POLICIES
A student must officially drop or withdraw from a class by the published deadlines in order to receive payment credit. No refunds or waivers will be granted for drops after the Add/Drop deadline (7 days from the start date) unless the class is cancelled by the University. There is no prorated refund schedule. Dropping classes is the student’s responsibility.
Refunds will be made within 30 days of the date that the University determines the student has withdrawn. Students will receive a refund in the form of original payment, excluding cash. If payment was made by credit card, the refund will be credited back to the credit card used. If payment was made by cash or check, the refund check will be mailed to the student’s address on record. Students must ensure that their correct mailing address is on file with the Office of the Registrar. Students should contact the Registrar to update student records.
Refunds cannot be carried forward for credit to the next semester’s registration. Refunds are processed after all fees or obligations owed to the University are met.
Requests for cancellation must be made in person or in writing to the student’s Admissions Representative. All monies paid by an applicant will be refunded if requested within three calendar days after signing an enrollment agreement and making an initial payment. An applicant requesting cancellation more than three days after signing an enrollment agreement and making an initial payment, but prior to entering the University, is entitled to a refund of all monies paid minus a registration fee of 15% of the contract price of the program, but in no event, may the University retain more than $150.
REFUNDS FOR CLASSES CANCELLED BY THE UNIVERSITY
If tuition and fees are collected in advance of the start date of a program and the class is canceled due to insufficient enrollment, any payments made by the prospective student who has not withdrawn will be refunded within 30 calendar days of the date that the University cancels the class. The University may accept return of unmarked/unused textbooks, scrubs, or unopened kits within 10 days of withdrawal if the items are found to be in new condition as determined by the University.
REFUNDS FOR STUDENTS WHO WITHDRAW BEFORE THE END OF ADD/DROP
If the applicant cancels before the end of the final day of the Add/Drop period, or does not begin a class, the student will be refunded the tuition and refundable fees already collected within the applicable timeframe. Students will not be refunded the registration fee, application fee, fees for nonrefundable books or materials, insurance application fee, or any other non-refundable fee disclosed to the student or specified in the University’s policies.
REFUNDS FOR STUDENTS ENROLLED PRIOR TO VISITING THE UNIVERSITY
Students who have not visited the University facility prior to enrollment have the opportunity to withdraw without penalty within three calendar days following either orientation or following a tour of the facilities and inspection of the equipment.
REFUNDS FOR STUDENTS ENROLLED IN A PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT, GENERAL EDUCATION/NON-DEGREE, OR LIMITED CONTRACT INSTRUCTION
Tuition, fees, and instructional charges are non-refundable after the Add/Drop deadline for Professional Development, general education/non-degree, or limited contract programs (programs of 100 hours or less).
REFUND POLICY FOR ENROLLMENT TERMINATION
Tuition and fees are non-refundable for students who withdraw with their last day of attendance falling beyond the Add/Drop period. The University will have earned 100% of all tuition and fees associated with the semester.
REFUNDS TO STUDENTS NOT ACCEPTED BY THE UNIVERSITY
Students who are not accepted will receive a full refund, except for the application fee and transfer review fee, if applicable.
DEADLINE FOR TUITION REFUNDS FOR NON-TITLE IV STUDENTS
Refunds will be made within 30 calendar days of the last day of attendance.
VETERAN’S REFUND POLICY
The refund of the unused portion of tuition, fees, and other charges for veterans or eligible persons who fail to enter a course or withdraw or discontinue prior to completion, will be made for all amounts paid which exceed the approximate pro rata portion of the total charges that the length of the completed portion of the course bears to the total length of the course. The proration will be determined on the ratio of the number of days or hours of instruction completed by the student to the total number of instructional days or hours in the course and must be pro rata to the very end. Students receiving educational assistance benefits from the Department of Veterans (VA) will be withdrawn after 12 consecutive days of unexcused absences after the student’s last day of attendance.
CAREERSOURCE BROWARD REFUND POLICY Students funded by CareerSource Broward (CSBD) who withdraw within the first ten (10) days of class, will receive no funding from CSBD. Therefore, no refund is needed. Withdrawals after the first ten (10) days of any month will be paid by CSBD for that month only with no further payments or refunds.
CAREERSOURCE SOUTH FLORIDA REFUND POLICY
In the event a student withdraws after the posted Add/Drop period, there is no refund due to CareerSource.
VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION REFUND POLICY
In the event a student withdraws after the posted Add/Drop period, there is no refund due to Vocational Rehabilitation.
REFUNDS AND REPAYMENTS
The Federal Return of Title IV funds formula (R2T4) dictates the amount of Federal Title IV aid that must be returned to the federal government or the lending institution by the University or the student. The federal formula is applicable to an eligible student receiving federal aid who failed to complete the payment period. A student who withdraws after the 60% point in time has earned all the aid. If a student does not begin class, the R2T4 formula does not apply. In that case, all aid disbursed must be returned. An official withdrawal occurs on the date the University receives notice from the student, in person or in writing, that the student is withdrawing. For unofficial withdrawals, a student’s withdrawal date is 14 calendar days of consecutive unexcused absences. The federal formula requires a Return of Title IV calculation if the student received or could have received (based on eligibility criteria) federal financial assistance in the form of Pell Grants, Stafford Loans, or Plus Loans and withdraws before completing the payment period. Students who withdraw after completing 60% of the payment period have earned all the aid. The percentage of Title IV aid earned is equal to the percentage of the payment period that was completed as of the withdrawal date if this occurs on or before the 60% point of time. The percentage that has not been earned is calculated by subtracting the percentage of Title IV aid earned from 100%. The amount to be returned is calculated by subtracting the amount of Title IV assistance earned from the amount of Title IV aid that was or could have been disbursed as of the withdrawal date. If a student receives fewer Title IV funds than the amount earned, the University will offer the student a disbursement of the earned aid that was not received at the time of their withdrawal, which is a post-withdrawal disbursement. Post-withdrawal disbursements will be made from Pell Grant funds first, if eligible. If there are current educational costs still due the University at the time of withdrawal, a Pell Grant post-withdrawal disbursement will be credited to the student’s account. Any Pell Grant funds in excess of current educational costs will be offered to the student. Any federal loan program funds due in a post-withdrawal disbursement must be offered to the student, and the University must receive the student’s permission before crediting his or her account.
THE FOLLOWING TITLE IV REFUND DISTRIBUTION USED FOR ALL FINANCIAL AID RECIPIENTS DUE A REFUND:
1. Direct Unsubsidized Loan
2. Direct Subsidized Loan
3. Direct Plus Loan
4. Federal Pell Grant
5. FSEOG Refunds will be made to the federal programs within 45 days of the withdrawal date. Official withdrawals from the University will be from the date the student notified the University in person or in writing in accordance with the withdrawal policy of the University. Unofficial withdrawals will be from the date the University determines the student has been withdrawn in accordance with the University’s withdrawal policy.