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Refunds for Tuition and Other Institutional Charges

Refunds/Return of Financial Aid

Students who withdraw from classes or drop out of school after the term has begun may be eligible for a refund of institutional charges and/or may have some or all of their financial aid returned.  A refund of institutional charges (tuition, room, meal plan, etc) credits money to the student's account (decreasing what the student owes). A return of financial aid reduces the amount of financial aid available to pay the institutional charges (increasing what the student owes).

Students planning to officially withdraw from all classes must provide written or verbal communication to Academic Advisement. Students work with their advisor to complete a drop/withdrawal form.

Tuition and Fee Refunds

The refund percentages shown below are based on the date of official withdrawal as determined by CSS. These refund percentages are also used when students drop or withdraw from individual classes throughout the semester that would impact the tuition/fees charged.

Refund Table for 16-week classes

Dropped during the add/drop period of the course or before (certified by Registrar)

100 percent

Weeks three and four

75 percent

Weeks five and six

50 percent

Weeks seven and eight

25 percent

Weeks nine and after

No refund

Refunds are calculated using the start dates of each term and not the day individual classes begin.

Refund Table for eight-week classes

Dropped during the add/drop period of the course or before (certified by Registrar)

100 percent

Week two

75 percent

Week three

50 percent

Week four

25 percent

Weeks five and after

No refund

Refunds are calculated using the start dates of each term and not the day individual classes begin.

Refunds for a summer course or courses will be set by the Registrar.  The drop and withdrawal intervals and refund percentages will be proportional to intervals and refund percentages for a full academic semester.

Housing and Meal Refunds

Students may be refunded based on the prorated number of days they occupied their room as well as their meal plan utilization.

Financial Aid Returns

Students who drop or officially/unofficially withdraw from all classes within the tuition and fee refund period will be reviewed for a possible return of financial aid funding according to the Federal Return of Title IV Fund policy.  See complete refund policy link below.

Federal (Return of Title IV Funds) Return Policy

For further information, please review our complete refund policy

Minnesota Office of Higher Education (OHE) Financial Aid Return Policy

St. Scholastica is required to use the OHE financial aid refund policy when calculating refunds for the Minnesota State Grant, Minnesota Indian Scholarship, Minnesota GI Bill, Minnesota Child Care Grant, and Minnesota SELF loan. This policy can be found at http://www.ohe.state.mn.us/. Students retain wages earned through the Minnesota State Student Employment Program for hours worked prior to withdrawing from St. Scholastica.

Financial Aid Returns for institutional and private aid funding

After calculating federal and state financial aid returns, institutional and private gift aid may be adjusted based on institutional refund requirements. If students receive a full (100 percent) refund of tuition, they are ineligible for any state or private sources of financial aid and in most cases, institutional aid as well.

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