5.16.1 Withdrawing from the University Prior to the First Day of Classes

If a student decides to withdraw from the University any time prior to the start of business on the “first day of classes” (or FDOC) for the session in question and as determined by the University’s official academic calendar, then the student must concurrently drop all his/her courses. The withdrawal must be official, meaning that the appropriate forms (completely filled out and endorsed by all required parties) must be received by the HUB prior to the FDOC. A student who officially withdraws from the University prior to the FDOC will be entitled to a 100 percent refund of tuition and fees already paid for that session. If applicable, the student will receive a refund of room and board charges paid for the session, less a charge for room and board that takes into account the daily rate for such services in combination with the actual number of days the student resided on-campus prior to the end of their residential occupancy at the University. Additionally, the contract a residential student signed with the office of residence life may stipulate a penalty for early termination; any such fee will be billed to the student’s account. The student will not receive any federal, state or institutional financial aid.