Drop and Withdraw Dates for Refund

Refund Policies for Tuition and Fees

Texas Education Code, Section 54.006, provides the amount of tuition and fees to be refunded to students who drop courses or withdraw from the institution. Class day count is based on the official institution calendar for the school, not the specific course dates.

Students who drop a course, but remain enrolled at the institution will be refunded at the following rate:


Term

Class Day
(Based on official start of term)

Percent of Refund of Charges

Summer - More than 5 weeks but less than 10 weeks in duration

1st class day through 4th class day

100%

After the 4th day of class

None

Fall, Spring or Summer - Duration of 10 weeks or longer

1st class day through 12th class day

100%

After the 12th day of class

None

Students who withdraw from the institution (zero semester credit hours) are required to pay tuition and fees according to the following schedule based on their official withdrawal date:


Term

Class Day
(Based on official start of term)

Percent of Refund of Charges

Summer - More than 5 weeks but less than 10 weeks in duration

Before the 1st class day

100%

1st, 2nd, or 3rd class day

80%

4th, 5th, or 6th class day

50%

7th class day or later

None

Fall, Spring or Summer  -  duration of 10 weeks or longer

Before the 1st class day

100%

1st five class days

80%

2nd five class days

70%

3rd five class days

50%

4th five class days

25%

21st class day and after

None

Any refund due to a student will be after calculation of the amount of tuition and fees due at the time of withdrawal. If the student has paid less than the amount due at the time of withdrawal, the student will be required to pay the percentage due.

Title IV Return of Aid

Students who withdraw from TTUHSC or drop all courses during a term that receive(d) financial aid
It's important for students who receive financial aid and withdraw or drop all courses during the term to be aware of the refund policies and to understand the impact they will have on the aid released and the continued financial aid eligibility. Current refund policies for students who withdraw or drop all courses during a term are determined by the Higher Education Title IV refund regulations.

Federal Refund and Repayment calculations must be performed for students who receive Title IV (Pell, FSEOG, Perkins and/or Stafford Loans) funds and officially withdraw from all courses, drop out of all courses, are expelled, take an unapproved leave of absence, or fail to return from an approved leave of absence prior to the 60% date of the term. All "unearned aid" must be returned to the federal aid programs as determined by the Federal Refund and Repayment calculations.

  1. The requirements for Title IV program funds are separate from the university refund policy. As such, you are responsible for unpaid institutional charges remaining after the refund calculation. You are also responsible for charges/balances created by the returning of Title IV program funds that the school was required to return.
  2. If you have questions about your Title IV program funds, you can call the Federal Student Aid Information Center at 1-800-4-FEDAID (1-800-433-3243). TTY users may call 1-800-730-8913. Information is also available on Student Aid on the Web at www.studentaid.ed.gov. In order to keep all the financial aid issued in each term, students must be enrollment for at least 60% of the term. After this point in the term students have earned 100% of the Title IV funds released for the term. Therefore, it is in your best interest to maintain attendance and complete at least one class each term that you receive federal aid to avoid repayment of funds.

How the calculation works:

  1. Number of days attended ÷ Days in semester = % of semester completed
  2. Total $ disbursed X % completed = Earned $
  3. Total $ disbursed - Earned $ = $ to be returned

Once it is determined that you owe money back to any of the federal aid programs, you will be ineligible to receive further federal aid at TTUHSC or any other institution, until this debt is cleared.