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Office of the Registrar

Refund Policy

DROP 

Provided the student remains enrolled at the institution, refunds shall be made of applicable tuition and fees collected for courses from which a student drops within

  • the first twelve days of a fall semester
  • the first twelve days of a spring semester
  • the first four days of a summer session (12-week, first 6-weeks, second 6-weeks)
Complete Withdrawal Refunds of tuition and mandatory fees shall be made to the students withdrawing completely from the institution during a semester according to the following schedule.  The percent refunded is based upon the full payment of all tuition and fees.  If full payment has not been made, it is possible that a balance may be due.  Not all fees are refundable beyond the first day of the term.
Military Tuition Assistance Complete Withdrawal Military Tuition Assistance is awarded to Service Members contingent upon completion of the semester/payment period.  Military Tuition Assistance recipients who withdraw prior to completing 60% of the semester/payment period will have unearned aid that, by law, must be returned to the Federal Government by the University. Funds returned by the University to the Federal Government must be repaid to the University by the Service Member. A charge will appear on the Service Member’s account until the balance has been paid in full. If 60% of the semester/payment period has been completed prior to withdrawing, 100% of the Military Tuition Assistance will have been earned and the award will remain in place. To view the Military Tuition Assistance policy please visit https://inside.uth.edu/finance/bursars/student/return-of-unearned-tuition-assistance

All applicable refund rules will apply and refunds of tuition/fees will be sent to the Service Member prior to the return of unearned aid by the University to the Federal Government.
Finanacial Aid Complete Withdrawal Financial Aid is awarded to students contingent upon completion of the semester/payment period. Federal financial aid recipients who withdraw prior to completing 60% of the semester/payment period will have unearned aid that, by law, must be returned to the Federal Government by the University. Funds returned by the University to the Federal Government must be repaid to the University by the student. A charge will appear on the student’s account until the balance has been paid in full. If 60% of the semester/payment period has been completed prior to withdrawing, 100% of the federal aid will have been earned and the financial aid disbursement will remain in place. To view the Financial Aid Title IV Return of Funds policy please visit https://www.uth.edu/sfs/policies-and-disclosures/refund_repayment_index.htm

All applicable refund rules will apply and refunds of tuition/fees will be sent to the student prior to the return of unearned aid by the University to the Federal Government.
Unofficial Withdrawal An Unofficial Withdrawal is one where the institution has not received notice from the student that the student has ceased or will cease attending the university. Students who earn unsatisfactory grades (i.e. F’s) and/or a combination of unsatisfactory grades, withdrawals (i.e. W’s, WF’s), and incomplete grades (I’s) on all courses for the term may be categorized as an unofficial withdrawal.  The Registrar’s Office will investigate to determine whether or not the student earned the failing/incomplete grade or whether the grade was given due to non-attendance.  The university will determine the last date of attendance at an academically related activity and use that date as the withdrawal date.  If the last date of attendance at an academically related activity cannot be determined, the mid-point of the term will be used as the official withdrawal date.

All applicable refund rules will apply once the official withdrawal date has been determined.

Fall and Spring terms, and 12-Week Summer session

100% Prior to the first day of the session
80% During the first 5 class days of the term
70% During the second 5 class days of the term
50% During the third 5 class days of the term
25% During the fourth 5 class days of the term
None After the fourth 5 class days of the term

6-Week Summer sessions

100% Prior to the first day of the session
80% During the first, second or third class days of the session
50% During the fourth, fifth, or sixth class days of the session
None During the seventh class day of the session and thereafter

MD and DDS Degree Students 

100% Prior to the first day of the term
90% During the first five class days of the term
85% During the second five class days of the term
75% During the third five class days of the term 
62.5% During the fourth five class day of the term 
50% After the 20th day until the start of the second half of the term 
40% During the first five days of the second half of the term 
35% During the second five days of the second half of the term 
25% During the third five days of the second half of the term 
12.5% During the fourth five days of the second half of the term 
NOTE
Refunds are based on the first day of the term, not the first day a class convenes.  Refunds are based on the day you drop the class in myUTH or the day your withdrawal form arrives in the Registrar's Office.  Tuition reassessment refunds will be made after the 20th class day of a Fall or Spring term or after the 15th class day of a Summer session.

Updated 07/07/2015