Enrollment Services

Refund Policies

Tuition and General Fee Add/Drop Policy

Students wishing to adjust their schedules may do so without penalty during the first week of classes. They may add or drop classes only with the approval of their advisers. Any charges made for tuition and labs fees for courses officially dropped during this period will be refunded at 100%. A reduction in the number of courses carried may result in a reduction in the level of financial aid. Please consult with the Student Financial Aid Office, if you have questions. No financial adjustment is made for courses dropped after the fourth week of the term. Exception to this is the intersession and summer sessions. See charts below for Semester,TrimesterNursing Express Track8-Week ModulesIntersession, and Summer. This policy does not apply to withdrawals or leaves of absence (students are not permitted to drop all courses without withdrawing or taking a leave of absence).

Refund Policy for Withdrawal/Leave of Absence

The University’s refund policies for students withdrawing or taking a leave of absence are described in the paragraphs below. This policy is applicable to an individual student determined by the particular circumstances of the student, including the timing of the withdrawal/leave of absence, whether or not the student is a participant in a federal or state financial assistance program. No refund is paid to any student who is suspended or required to withdraw or who leaves without first securing the written consent of the Dean of Students. In cases of voluntary withdrawal for an acceptable reason or of withdrawal because of serious illness or some other cause entirely beyond the control of the student, all laboratory and fees are retained by the University.

Students Not Receiving Federal or State Aid

Students who take a leave of absence or withdraw for any reason during the first four weeks of the semester or trimester, are entitled to a prorated refund of certain Institutional Charges (see list of refundable institutional charges below). Prorated charges are based upon the date of actual withdrawal (as determined by the University in accordance with the withdrawal/leave of absence procedure) according to the following schedules.

Students Receiving Federal or State Aid

Students receiving Federal or State aid and who take a leave of absence or withdraw for any reason, will receive a prorated refund as described above. In the event the University is required to return federal and/or state funds (see Refunds of Federal and State Aid below) in excess of the refund of charges as calculated above, then the student will receive a refund in institutional charges equivalent to the amount that is returned in federal and/or state funds. However, if total financial aid exceeds the amount of institutional charges, a refund will be made of a percentage of institutional charges less non-federal aid equal to the percentage of federal aid returned plus an amount equivalent to any state aid returned.

The Orientation Fee is refundable only before Freshman Orientation is held. Effective Fall 2015, all other fees* will be refunded at 100% only within the 100% refund period in accordance with the University Refund Policy. After the 100% refund period has ended, all fees will be non-refundable.

Please see below for a list of fees that are non-refundable at any time:
         Non Refundable Fees*:

  • Dorm Room Deposit
  • Matriculation Fee
  • Return Check Fee
  • Payment Plan Installment Fee
  • Nursing Background Investigative Fee
  • Certification Fee
  • One Card Fee
  • Printing Fee
*This is not a complete list of fees that are non-refundable. For questions about a specific fee not listed here, please contact the Office of Student Accounts by phone at 201-761-7440 or by e-mail at studentaccounts@saintpeters.edu.

Fall and Spring Semesters: Refund Schedule

Withdrawal Date Percentage Refund
First Week of Semester 100%
Second Week of Semester 75%
Third Week of Semester 50%
Fourth Week or more 25%
After the fourth week of class 0%

RN to BSN Express Track Nursing, Online RN to BSN, and 8-Week Fall and Spring terms: Refund Schedule

Withdrawal Date Percentage Refund
First Week of Semester 100%
Second Week of Semester 50%
After the second week of class 0%

Fall/ Winter/ Spring Trimesters: Refund Schedule

Withdrawal Date Percentage Refund
First Week of Semester 100%
Second Week of Semester 75%
Third Week of Semester 50%
Fourth Week or more 25%
After the fourth week of class 0%

Intersession: Refund Schedule

Withdrawal Date Percentage Refund
Up to & including the 2nd day of the term 100%
Up to & including the 4th day of the term 50%
Beyond the 4th day of the term 0%

5 week & 6 week Summer Sessions: Refund Schedule

Withdrawal Date Percentage Refund
Up to & including the 3rd day of the term 100%
Up to & including the 6th day of the term 50%
Beyond the 6th day of the term 0%

Ten-week Summer Sessions: Refund Schedule

Withdrawal Date Percentage Refund
During the first week of term 100%
During the second week of term 75%
During the third week of term 50%
During the fourth week or more 25%
After the fourth week of the term 0%

Refunds of Federal and State Aid

When a student takes a leave of absence or withdraws from the University, federal and state regulations may require the University and/or the student to return a portion of the aid received as described below.

Federal Title IV Refund Policy
When a student takes a leave of absence or withdraws before completing 60% of the enrollment period, federal regulations require the University and/or the student to return that portion of federal aid funds which has not been earned. This is calculated as follows:

The percentage of federal aid earned is calculated by dividing the number of days of the enrollment period completed by the total number of days in the enrollment period.

Students due refunds from Title IV aid credit balances, can expect to receive their refund within 14 calendar days from the date that the aid is transmitted and a credit balance appears on the student’s statement of account. Please log onto your Spirit Online account at www.saintpeters.edu/spirit to view your statement of account. All commuter refunds are mailed. All residents are e-mailed to their Saint Peter’s e-mail address to pick up their refund at the Enrollment Service Center with valid photo identification (Saint Peter’s One Card, Driver’s License, Passport, etc.).

More Information

Further information regarding refunds can be obtained from Enrollment Services Center.