Purdue University Northwest’s Refund Policy:
Students who withdraw from the university will receive a pro-rated assessment of tuition and fees according to the following schedule for the Fall, Spring and Summer semesters:
|Prior to the first day of classes
(students will not be held responsible for payment of fees; all payments received are eligible for refund).
|During the first week of classes
(Students will not be held responsible for payment of fees; all payments received are eligible for refund).
|During the second week of classes
(Students will be held responsible for 40% of fees assessed for the semester; payments exceeding this assessment would be eligible for refund).
|During the third week of classes
(Students will be held responsible for 60% of fees assessed for the semester; payments exceeding this assessment would be eligible for refund).
|During the fourth week of classes
(Students will be held responsible for 80% of fees assessed for the semester; payments exceeding this assessment would be eligible for refund).
|After the fifth week of class
(Students will be held responsible for 100% of fees assessed for the semester).
Drop Refund Dates and Details
When a title IV financial aid recipient withdraws from all classes, the percentage of the period completed, based on class days will be calculated. The federal government mandates that students who withdraw may only keep the financial aid they have “earned” up until the time of withdrawal.
For more information about the process and policy for return of Title IV funds, please visit the Financial Aid website.
** The regulations apply only to full withdrawals. All partial withdrawals are refunded by the percentages designated.
* Institutional refund will be used when greater than Federal refund.
State Refund Policy
All State Financial Aid is recalculated through the end of the 4th week of classes. Aid will be recalculated at the new number of credit hours if a student drops any classes during the first four weeks of the semester and drops below 15 credit hours but remains in 12 or more hours. If a student drops below 12 hours they may lose their entire award. The student will be billed for any lost aid amount.
Procedures to Follow to Obtain a Refund
- Notifications of withdrawal or cancellation and requests for refund must be in writing and addressed to the Registrar.
Not attending a class does not constitute a formal withdrawal from a course.
- You must complete a drop card in the Registrar’s Office to formally withdraw from a course. Otherwise, you may receive a failing grade in the course for non-attendance.
Protect your school payments
Purdue University Northwest has proudly partnered with GradGuard™ to offer Tuition Insurance from Allianz Global Assistance.
The Tuition Protection plan is like an extension of our refund policy. It can reimburse up to 100% of your nonrefundable school costs after a midsemester withdrawal for a covered illness, injury, psychological condition, and more—protecting your investment in higher education.
To get a quote or learn more about the Tuition Protection Plan, call 866-724-4384 or go to www.GradGuard.com/tuition/pnw