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Refunds

Learn about UMGC's refund policies for tuition payments.

The official date used to determine a refund at University of Maryland Global Campus is the date of the transaction or request by the student. The official date for federal financial aid recipients is the last date of class attendance as determined by federal regulations. Financial aid awards may be canceled or reduced for financial aid recipients who drop or withdraw from classes.

Learn about military student payment obligations and what happens to your military Tuition Assistance if you drop or withdraw from a course.

 

Federal Return of Funds

Students receiving financial aid who withdraw from a course may face financial or academic penalties. Learn how dropping classes or withdrawing can affect your federal financial aid.

Refund Disbursement

Find out how to receive your tuition refund, including how to set up direct deposit.

Lost, Unclaimed, or Dated Refund Checks

Find out how to receive your tuition refund, including how to set up direct deposit.

Refunds for Courses Canceled by the University

The university refunds 100 percent of tuition and technology and registration fees for courses canceled by the university. The application fee is nonrefundable, even when a course is canceled.

 

Refund Schedule for Dropping or Withdrawing from a Course

Students who drop a course within the time frame specified in the Tuition Refund Schedule below will receive a 100 percent refund of tuition and fees, excluding any application fee paid. Students who withdraw from a course after the drop period will not receive a 100 percent tuition refund, but may be eligible to receive a tuition refund of 75 or 50 percent.

To determine your tuition refund percentage using the Tuition Refund Schedule below, use all of the following dates to calculate the total number of calendar days:

  • The class start date (calendar day 1)
    • For fully online courses, the class start date is the first day of your specific course
    • For hybrid courses, the class start date is the first day of the session
  • The date the drop or withdraw is initiated
  • All dates between the class start date and the date the drop or withdraw is initiated

Students receiving military tuition assistance who drop or withdraw from a course may face financial penalties. If you are using military Tuition Assistance, refer to the return of military Tuition Assistance chart to determine the percentage of tuition assistance that will be returned to the military. You are responsible for any amount remaining on your UMGC account after the return of military tuition assistance has been calculated.

Please note: UMGC's refund schedule was updated in February of 2020.

 

Refund Schedule (Effective Summer 2019)

Samantha enrolls in a 12-week fully online course. The first day of this specific course is January 29. Samantha initiates a course withdrawal on February 6.

The class start date (as defined above for online courses)—January 29—is calendar day 1. Therefore, the day the withdraw was initiated—February 6—is calendar day 9.

Based on the Tuition Refund Schedule below, Samantha would be eligible for a 100 percent tuition refund because the withdraw was initiated on calendar day 9.

Bob enrolls in an 8-week hybrid course. The session begins May 20. The course first meets in-person on May 22. Bob initiates a course withdrawal on June 8.

The class start date (as defined above for hybrid courses)-May 20-is calendar day 1. Therefore, the day the withdraw was initiated on June 8-is calendar day 20.

Based on the Tuition Refund Schedule below, Bob would not be eligible for a tuition refund because the withdraw was initiated on calendar day 20.

Tuition Refund 1-Week Course
100% Drop initiated prior to class start date
75% Withdrawal initiated on calendar day 1
50% Withdrawal on calendar day 2
0% Withdrawal initiated on calendar day 3

 

Tuition Refund 4-Week Course
100% Drop initiated through calendar day 4
75% Withdrawal initiated on calendar day 5
50% Withdrawal on calendar day 6 to 9
0% Withdrawal initiated on or after calendar day 10

 

Tuition Refund 16-Week Course
100% Drop initiated through calendar day 14
75% Withdrawal initiated on calendar day 15 to 20
50% Withdrawal on calendar day 21 to 36
0% Withdrawal initiated on or after calendar day 37

 

Tuition Refund 5-Week Course
100% Drop initiated through calendar day 4
75% Withdrawal initiated on calendar day 5 or 6
50% Withdrawal on calendar day 7 to 11
0% Withdrawal initiated on or after calendar day 12

 

Tuition Refund 6-Week Course
100% Drop initiated through calendar day 5
75% Withdrawal initiated on calendar day 6 to 8
50% Withdrawal on calendar day 9 to 14
0% Withdrawal initiated on or after calendar day 15

 

Tuition Refund 7-Week Course
100% Drop initiated through calendar day 6
75% Withdrawal initiated on calendar day 7 to 9
50% Withdrawal on calendar day 10 to 16
0% Withdrawal initiated on or after calendar day 17

 

Tuition Refund 8-Week Course
100% Drop initiated through calendar day 7
75% Withdrawal initiated on calendar day 8 to 10
50% Withdrawal on calendar day 11 to 18
0% Withdrawal initiated on or after calendar day 19

 

Tuition Refund 10-Week Course
100% Drop initiated through calendar day 9
75% Withdrawal initiated on calendar day 10 to 13
50% Withdrawal on calendar day 14 to 23
0% Withdrawal initiated on or after calendar day 24

 

Tuition Refund 11-Week Course
100% Drop initiated through calendar day 10
75% Withdrawal initiated on calendar day 11 to 14
50% Withdrawal on calendar day 15 to 25
0% Withdrawal initiated on or after calendar day 26

 

Tuition Refund 12-Week Course
100% Drop initiated through calendar day 11
75% Withdrawal initiated on calendar day 12 to 15
50% Withdrawal on calendar day 16 to 27
0% Withdrawal initiated on or after calendar day 28

 

Tuition Refund 14-Week Course
100% Drop initiated through calendar day 12
75% Withdrawal initiated on calendar day 13 to 18
50% Withdrawal on calendar day 19 to 32
0% Withdrawal initiated on or after calendar day 33

 

Tuition Refund 17-Week Course
100% Drop initiated through calendar day 15
75% Withdrawal initiated on calendar day 16 to 21
50% Withdrawal on calendar day 22 to 38
0% Withdrawal initiated on or after calendar day 39

Note: No refunds are given for technology fees or tuition for noncredit courses after the deadline to drop. Effective Spring 2011, the military student technology fee is refundable proportionate to the percentage of tuition refunded for all Service Members only.

 

Exceptions to Course Drop and Withdrawal and Refund Policies

All students are subject to UMGC policies on withdrawal and refunds. However, students may request an exception to the withdrawal and refund policy when special circumstances prevent compliance with the published deadlines.

Return of Tuition Assistance

The Department of Defense requires UMGC to return any unearned military Tuition Assistance funds to the department based on how much a course is completed. Students using Military Tuition Assistance who drop or withdraw from a course prior to completing 60 percent of the course will be responsible for any amount remaining on your UMGC account after the return of military tuition has been calculated. Learn more about military student payment obligations and returns of military tuition assistance.

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