Southwestern Adventist University

Undergraduate Bulletin 2011-2012 PDF


Tuition, Room & Board Institutional Refund

Tuition charges for students dropping classes will continue until the drop voucher is filed at the Records Office.

Room and board charges will continue until the student's personal belongings have been removed from the residence hall and clearance has been filed with the residence hall dean. 

Refunds to students dropping all, or some, classes will be prorated on a weekly basis as shown in the chart below. Room and board refunds are prorated on a daily basis.

Week Refund % Tuition
Registration Week  100%
Second Week 84%
Third Week 72%
Fourth Week 60%
Fifth Week 48%
Sixth Week 36%
Seventh Week 24%
Eighth Week 12%

Refunds are not made on these items:

  • Insurance
  • Missed cafeteria meals
  • Music lessons two weeks after registration day
  • SA fee
  • Technology Fee
  • Unattended classes

Return of Federal/State Funds

When a student receives federal student aid funds and subsequently withdraws from the university, a portion of these funds may have to be returned to the Federal Government. The return amount is based upon the percentage of assistance earned up to the date of withdrawal within the enrollment period. No return is required after the 60% point in time. Repayment to federal student aid funds will be made in the following order: Unsubsidized Federal Direct Loan, Subsidized Federal Direct Loan, Federal Perkins Loan, Federal PLUS Loan, Federal Pell Grant, Federal SEOG, TEACH Grant, other federal funds. If it is determined that the student must return funds which were received directly, the student may set up a repayment plan through Student Financial Services. The University will apply this policy to all federal student aid recipients.

Return of state aid funds is calculated independently of the federal funds, according to state guidelines. Contact Student Financial Services for information regarding this policy, including examples of the application of this policy.


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