Withdrawal and Refund Policy
Click here for the Federal Student Aid Withdrawal Policy.
CALDWELL UNIVERSITY REFUND POLICY
Enrollment in classes constitutes a financial
obligation and non-attendance in class does NOT classify as an official
withdrawal. ONLY students who file an official withdrawal or add/drop form with
the Office of the Registrar will be entitled to a refund according to the
Before the semester begins: 100%
Within the first week of the semester: 80%
Within the second week of the semester: 60%
Within the third week of the semester: 40%
Within the fourth week of the semester: 25%
After the close of the fourth week there is no refund of tuition
Before the class begins: 100%
After the first class meeting: 80%
After the second class meeting: 60%
After the third class meeting there is no refund of tuition
Before the course begins: 100%
Within the first week: 80%
Within the second week: 60%
After the second week there is no refund of tuition
(No refund is given for course drops/withdrawals for Traditional Undergraduate
students who remain within the Flat Tuition range of 12 – 18 Credits.)
Add/Drop Benefit – students seeking to adjust their semester schedule can do so without penalty if they do so prior to the close of the published add/drop period. Traditional Undergraduate students whose enrollment remains within the Flat Tuition range of 12 – 18 credits will not receive a refund for dropped courses. Students who drop/withdraw from all courses in a semester are considered a semester withdrawal (University Withdrawal or Leave of Absence) and are not eligible for this benefit.
Course Drop – student drops a course within the
add/drop period and course is deleted from their transcript.
Course Withdrawal – student drops a course
after add/drop closes and course remains on their transcript with a W as a
Semester Withdrawal – student drops all courses
after the term begins (add/drop benefit does not apply). A Withdrawal from the
University or a Leave of Absence from the semester must be processed in the
CREDIT BALANCE REFUNDS
No refunds will be issued until all financial activity on the student’s account is complete for the semester.
Refunds are issued through electronic ACH deposit directly to the student’s checking or savings account, or loaded to a prepaid debit card based on the student’s selected Refund Method (Nelnet).
To Register/Change Your Refund Method –
- Login to your Student Portal
- Click on the Student tab
- Click on Financial Aid and Account Information link
- Click on My Refund link under the Bursar Links on the right (takes you to Nelnet)
- Click on Refunds (this takes you to another domain within Nelnet)
- Complete all information requested (you will be able to edit/update this information if/when necessary)
Please make sure that you review and/or update this each semester or as the information changes to ensure that any refund issued to you is delivered as you desire.