The following refund policies apply to all students.
ROOM AND BOARD REFUND POLICY
Students who are released from their housing contract commitment (which requires Administrative Services approval) may receive a prorated refund of the unused portion of their meal plan. For more information on the meal plan refund policy, contact the Office of Dining Services.
Regardless of the reason for vacating, refunds will not be made for a semester’s unused rent. The housing agreement represents an obligation for the academic year. For more information on the housing refund policy, contact the Office of Administrative Services.
REFUND OF TUITION
Under certain circumstances, students who drop during the first week of the semester, or withdraw during the second through fourth weeks of the semester may receive a partial refund of tuition. There are no exceptions to the following terms and conditions:
Fall, Spring, and Full-term Summer Semesters
Before and during first week*: 100%
During second week: 60%
During third week: 40%
During fourth week: 20%
After fourth week: No refund
Accelerated and Five-and-a-Half Week Summer Semesters
Before and during the first day of class: 100%
After the first day, during the first week of class*: 60%
After the first week of class: No refund
Before and during the first day of class**: 100%
After the first day of class: No refund
*The first week is defined to be the first day that classes begin for the semester and the following six days, regardless of whether the student attends the first class meeting.
**The first day is defined to be the first day that class meets.
For the purpose of refunds, the student shall be considered to be in continuous attendance up to and including the date of submission of proper notice of withdrawal. The notice of withdrawal must be addressed to the Dean of the particular school. Ceasing to attend or giving notice to an instructor does not constitute proper notice of withdrawal. The allowed percentage of refund shall be based on the official withdrawal date, which shall be determined by the date the notice of withdrawal is received by the Dean or the postmark date, if mailed.
For the purpose of refund computation, a week shall be defined as the period of seven successive days beginning with the official University opening of classes and NOT the first day in actual attendance by a particular student.
The University recognizes that rare and extraordinary circumstances may justify an exception to these terms. For information on the procedure for requesting an appeal, contact your Program Director’s or Dean’s Office. Requests for such an exception to policy must be submitted no later than 30 calendar days after the first class day of the subsequent term (e.g., a request for the spring semester must be submitted no later than 30 days after the first class day of the first summer session). While reasonable appeals will be considered, the University is under no obligation to take any course of action that would result in a refund, removal of charges, or credit.
La Salle University uses federal regulations to determine the refund of federal financial aid funds to the federal government. A copy of this federal refund calculation is available in the Office of Student Financial Services.