Effective January 2015
Tuition refunds are paid when a student pre-pays a portion or all of the tuition for a course or program and then withdraws from the course or program prior to the predetermined deadline. Tuition refunds are made within 30 days of notice of withdrawal. Refunds may also be applied to the cost of future courses. The student is notified if a balance is due to the University. Tuition refunds are based on the following schedule and policies:
Five day cooling off period
The student has five days after signing the enrollment agreement to cancel the agreement and receive a full refund of all monies paid. Student notification of cancellation may be conveyed to ECCU in any manner.
After the five day cooling off period
Refunds are calculated on a per class basis. If a student withdraws during their first term, a registration fee of $200 will be charged. The registration fee is deducted prior to calculating the refund.
Percentage of tuition refunded to the student minus the registration fee is based on the following schedule:
- 1st Week
- 2nd Week
- 3rd Week
- 4th Week
- 5th Week
- 6th Week
- 7th Week
- 8th Week
- 9th-12th Week
All refunds are calculated in USD. All refunds are based on the amount of tuition and lab fees paid less scholarships or fellowships. The University will refund 100% of any monies received for the overpayment or pre-payment of future courses.
Examples (in USD)
- Bob returned his enrollment agreement and paid Region 1 tuition for a 3-credit class with a lab fee, totaling $1,469. Three days later he withdrew from the program. He received a full refund of $1,469, because he withdrew during the “5 day cooling off period”
- Sally returned her enrollment agreement and paid region 1 tuition for a 3-credit class with a lab fee, totaling $1,469. The day before classes began she withdrew from the class. Prior to the beginning of class during a student’s first term, students receive a refund of the tuition less the $200 registration fee. Sally received a refund of $1,269.
- Mohamed returned his enrollment agreement, paid Region 1 tuition for a three-credit class with a lab, totaling $1,469. During the third week he withdrew from the class. In week 3 of class during a student’s first term, students receive a refund of 60% of the tuition after deducting the $200 registration fee. Mohamed received a refund of $761.74.
- Elvis was in his second term of classes. He paid Region 1 tuition for a 3-credit class with a lab, totaling $1,469. During the third week he withdrew from the class. In week 3 students receive a refund of 60% of the tuition. He was not charged the registration fee because this was not his first term of classes. Elvis received a refund of $881.40