Withdrawal

When a student registers, it is understood that he or she will pay in full all charges assumed at registration. Failure to attend classes does not alter the charges or entitle the student to a refund. You will not be permitted to receive your grades, transcripts, or diploma unless your student account is satisfied in full.   All VA students should see Rob Healy, Niagara's veterans services coordinator, before withdrawing to prevent overpayment of benefits from the VA.

Official Withdrawal

A student officially withdraws from the university when he or she completes the appropriate forms and follows the procedures outlined in the catalogue. A resident student must also withdraw from university housing. The following table will be used to determine refunds:

Percent of tuition or room and board refund if the student withdraws during fall 2015

WeekCourse WithdrawalComplete Withdrawal/Housing Withdrawal
August 31 -  September 5 100% 100%
September  6 - September 12 100% 95%
September 13 — September 19 90% 90%
September 20 — September 26 80% 80%
September 27 - October 3 60% 75%
October  4 - October 10 40% 70%
October 11 — October 17 20% 60%
October  18 — October 24 0% 60%
October 25 - October 31 0% 50%
November  1 - 7 0% 40%
November  8 to the end of Semester 0% 0%

Percent of tuition and room and board refund  if the student withdraws during spring 2016

WeekCourse  WithdrawalComplete Withdrawal/Housing Withdrawal
January  19 - January 23 100% 100%
January  24 — January 30 100% 95%
 January 31 - February 6 90% 90%
February  7 — February 13 80% 80%
February  14 — February 20 60% 75%
February  21 — February 27 40% 70%
February 28 - March 5 20% 60%
March  6 — March 12 0% 60%
March  13 — March 19 0% 50%
March  20 — March 26 0% 40%
March 27 to the end of Semester 0% 0%

Dropping An Accelerated Class With 8 or Fewer Classes

Refund Schedule For 8 or Fewer ClassesRefund Percentage of Tuition Charged
First Class 100%
Second Class 40%
Third Class 0%

Summer Withdrawal with 15 classes per session

After ThePercentage of Tuition Charged Refund
First class 100%
Second class 90%
Third class 80%
Fourth class 70%
Fifth/sixth class 60%
Seventh class 50%
Eighth/Ninth class 40%
Tenth class

0%

Course Withdrawal

Students may drop courses with no penalty during the official drop/add period. This is for the period of Aug. 31- Sept. 4, 2015, for the fall semester. The drop/add period for the spring semester is Jan. 19-29, 2016. After the end of the drop/add period, students are refunded following the table above under course withdrawal column.

The above course revision policy, in general, applies to part-time students (enrolled in less than 12 semester hours) and graduate students. **If a student should decide to withdraw from a course after the drop/add period and add another course, he/she will be refunded for the course dropped according to the above schedule and will be charged the full hourly rate for the course added. Full-time students who are making course changes and remain full time receive no adjustment to tuition. Adjustments are made if the student drops to a part-time status or drops overload classes according to the above schedule. The refund schedule for the summer session is contained in the summer catalogue.