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 2013

WeekCourse WithdrawalComplete Withdrawal/Housing Withdrawal
September 3 - 7 100% 100%
September 8 - September 14
100% 95%
September 15 – September 21
90% 90%
September 22 – September 28
80% 80%
September29 - October 5 60% 75%
October 6 - October 12 40% 70%
October 13 – October 19
20% 60%
October 20 – October 26 0% 60%
October 27 - November 2
0% 50%
November 3 - 9
0% 40%
November 10 to the end of Semester 0% 0%

Percent of tuition and room and board refund if the student withdraws during spring 2014

WeekCourse Withdrawal Complete Withdrawal/Housing Withdrawal
January 13 - January 18 100% 100%
January 19 – January 25 100% 95%
January 26 – February 1
90% 90%
February 2 – February 8 80% 80%
February 9 – February 15 60% 75%
February 16 – February 22
40% 70%
February 23 – March 21 20% 60%
March 2 – March 8 0% 60%
March 9 – March 15 0% 50%
March 16 – March 22 0% 40%
March 23 to the end of Semester 0% 0%

Course Withdrawal

Students may drop courses with no penalty during the official drop/add period. This is for the period of Sept. 3-13, 2013, for the fall semester. The drop/add period for the spring semester is Jan. 13-24, 2014. 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.

**Students enrolled in accelerated courses should contact the Student Accounts Office for the appropriate refund schedule.