Refunds

ONā€LINE REFUND REQUEST

Refunds for students who withdraw voluntarily or involuntarily are determined according to the following policy:

  1. The portion of tuition to be refunded to withdrawing students will be as follows:
    Week 1
    100%
    Week 2
    75%
    Week 3
    60%
    Week 4
    50%
    Week 5
    25%
  2. For refund calculations, spring semester starts on the first day of January term.  No J-term refunds are issued after the second day of J-term classes.  Students who withdraw after January term, but before the spring-term add date, will be treated as part-time students for refund purposes.
  3. Students who withdraw after the completion of the fifth week of classes will not receive a refund of tuition or residence fees.
  4. Student Government, Student Services, lab, and other course-related fees will not be refunded after the first week.  Nursing course-related fees are not refunded unless the major is dropped prior to the first day of class.
  5. Unused Dining Dollars are refunded in full.  The Dining Operations Charge is not refundable.
  6. Refunds and adjusted bills will be sent to the student's home address following withdrawal.
  7. There are no refunds for incomplete independent study courses or internships.
  8. There are no refunds for enrolled students vacating a room after the start of the semester.
  9. In accordance with federal regulations, when federal financial aid refunds are involved, the amounts are allocated in the following order:  Unsubsidized Federal Direct Loans, Subsidized Federal Direct Loans, Federal Perkins Loans, Federal Direct PLUS Loans, Federal Pell Grants, Federal SEOG.
  10. The term "Title IV Funds" refers to the Federal financial aid programs authorized under the Higher Education Act of 1965 (as amended) and includes the following programs:  unsubsidized Federal Direct Stafford Loans, subsidized Federal Direct Stafford Loans, Federal Perkins loans, Federal Direct PLUS loans, Federal Pell Grants, Federal SEOG.
  11. Institutional and student responsibilities in regard to the return of Title IV funds:
    1. Messiah College's responsibilities:
      1. Providing each student with the information given in the policy
      2. Identifying students who are affected by the policy and completing the Return of Title IV Funds calculation for those students
      3. Returning any Title IV funds that are due the Title IV programs
    2. Student's responsibilities:
      1. Returning to the Title IV programs any funds that were disbursed directly to the student and which the student was determined to be ineligible for via the Return of Title IV Funds calculation
  12. Other financial aid will be refunded in proportion to and along the same schedule as tuition.

The fees, procedures, and policies listed above supersede those published previously and are subject to change at any time.  Not all fees are listed.