Refund Policies

Refund of Institutional Tuition, Room and Board Charges

In the event a student drops one or more classes, withdraws, or is administratively dismissed from the University for disciplinary or for financial reasons after registration is completed and prior to the end of a semester of enrollment, the student’s eligibility for a refund of appropriate institutional tuition, room and board charges will be prorated as indicated.

A student must complete a Change of Schedule form for dropping one or more classes (found on MyLMU under Academics/Registrar/Forms).

Any situation in which all classes are dropped is considered to be a withdrawal from the University. The official withdrawal process begins in the Office of the Registrar. The Registrar uses the date the student communicates in writing their intent to withdraw and begins the University’s withdrawal process, as the official withdrawal date. The student, working with the Registrar’s Office, must complete the Undergrad/Graduate Withdrawal Form, obtain all the necessary signatures, and submit the completed form to the Registrar’s Office. Verbal requests do not constitute official notification.

Should the student fail to complete this process, all semester charges will become immediately due and are payable in the Cashier’s Office.

Applicable institutional charges for fall and spring semesters will be refunded according to the following schedule:

  • Through the first official day of classes 100%
  • After the first official day of classes and during the first week of the semester 100%
  • During the second week of the semester 75%
  • During the third week of the semester 50%
  • During the fourth week of the semester 25%
  • After the fourth week of the semester 0%

No refund of institutional charges will be made after the fourth week of the semester.

Specific dates affecting the schedule of refunds appear at Information and Policies Printables; the Office of Student Services, the Office of the Registrar and the Office of Financial Aid.

Refund schedules pertaining to summer are adjusted to the varying length of the terms.