Refund of Tuition
The following refund policies apply to all students.
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 refund, 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’s Office of the student’s respective college or school. Ceasing to attend or giving notice to an instructor does not constitute proper notice. The allowed percentage of refund shall be based upon the official withdrawal date, which shall be determined by the date the notice of withdrawal is received by the Director or the postmark, 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. Withdrawal forms are available in the College of Professional and Continuing Studies Office, at the Bucks County Center, and at the Montgomery County Center.
La Salle University endeavors to treat all students fairly and consistently through its published tuition refund policy. However, it recognizes that in rare instances individual circumstances may warrant exceptions from this published policy and an appeal may be filed with the Tuition Refund Appeals Committee. To prepare an application for submission to the committee, an undergraduate student who wishes to file an appeal should contact the Assistant Dean of his or her school/college; a graduate student should contact his or her Program Director. The deadline for submitting an appeal for the fall term is 30 calendar days after the first day of the following spring term; the deadline for appeals for the spring or summer term(s) is 30 calendar days after the first day of the following fall term.