Refund Policy

Students who make schedule adjustments resulting in a credit hour load reduction or complete withdrawal from the University may be eligible to receive a refund of tuition and fees. Refunds for the Winter 2015 semester will be computed as follows:

Class Week Percentage      
Winter 2015
End of first week 100% January 16  
End of second week 75% January 23  
End of third week 50% January 30  
End of fourth week 25% February 6  

Students who receive federal financial aid (Pell Grant, Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant-SEOG, Direct Loans, Plus Loans, Federal Work Study, America Reads and Community Service) and totally withdraw from all classes within 60 percent of the semester start date are subject to Federal regulations. These regulations require SVSU to calculate the amount of federal financial aid the student did not earn and return those funds to the Federal student financial aid programs. In some cases, the student may owe a balance for financial aid not earned. Withdrawing students should contact the Campus Financial Services Center for further information.

Withdrawal and drop procedures are published on the SVSU web site. Official dates pertaining to this process and office hours for the Registrar’s Office also are listed in the Course Schedule. Students must file a withdrawal or drop form in the Registrar’s Office to be eligible for refunds. The date used to determine refunds is the date on which the form is returned with all necessary signatures to the Registrar’s Office.

Separate refund policies exist that apply to the death or serious illness of a student.

The University will provide, upon request, examples of the application of this policy. Such requests should be made in person or in writing to Campus Financial Services Center.

Refunds for eligible students registered prior to the start of the semester will be processed within 10 days after the first day of the enrollment period.

Refunds for eligible students who make schedule adjustments between Late Registration Add/Drop and the last day to withdraw with refund and "W" grade will be processed within 10 days following the last day to withdraw with refund and "W" grade.

Refunds for all financial aid recipients will be processed within four weeks of the last date to withdraw with refund and "W" grade.

NOTE: Amounts due students will be applied against outstanding obligations owed the University.

Information on Establishing Direct Deposit for Student Account Refunds

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