Refund Policy

Tuition and fees are refundable in accordance with the following schedule provided a student officially withdraws from the College.

Full-time & Part-time Credit Students (Regular Semester)

  Tuition Fees
Withdrawal before classes begin
Full refund Full refund
Withdrawal on the first day of classes Full refund
Full refund
Withdrawal during first week of classes 75% No
refund
Withdrawal during second week of classes 50%

No
refund

Withdrawal during the third week of classes 25% No
refund
After the third week of classes No
refund
No
refund

Part-Time Credit Students (Summer Sessions)

  Tuition Fees
Withdrawal before classes begin Full refund Full refund
Withdrawal on the first day of classes Full refund 
Full refund 
Withdrawal during first week of classes 50% No 
refund
After the first week of classes No 
refund
No 
refund

 Express Semester (Within Fall & Spring Semester) 

  Tuition Fees
Withdrawal before classes begin
Full refund Full refund
Withdrawal on the first day of classes Full refund
Full refund
Withdrawal during first week of classes 50% No refund
Withdrawal during second week of classes 25%
No refund
After the second week of classes No refund No refund


Federal Financial Aid (Title IV) Refund Regulations

The earning of federal financial aid is determined by the federal policy. If a student withdraws from the College prior to completing 60% of the semester, the federal government does not view the student as having "earned" all of the funds awarded. In that instance, the College is required to return the "unearned" portion of the aid to the government.

Federal regulations govern the return of Title IV funds (Federal Direct Student Loans, Pell, SEOG) for students who completely withdraw from SUNY Ulster prior to the 60% completion point. The percentage of the period that the student was enrolled is determined by dividing the number of days the student attended by the number of days in the semester. Calendar days are used, but breaks of at least five days are excluded from the calculation. In the case of "aid not earned" in federally funded grants or loans, the student is expected to repay the "unearned" portion to the College. (This policy is based on 34 CFR, Section 668.22 of Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended.)

Tuition Refund Appeals Process

If a student feels he or she has an extenuating circumstance which justifies an exception to the refund policy, he or she may appeal.  All requests must be submitted in writing and must include supporting documentation (e.g. medical verification) and the Tuition Refund Appeal Form.  Appeals must be made by the student.  Appeals made "on behalf of" a student will not be reviewed.

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