Add/Drop Policy

Financial Liability

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.

Adding a class

After the semester begins, a student may add a class, but they must complete the add/drop form. Please see Add/Drop Procedures for further information. The class added will be billed at the current year’s rate.

Dropping a class

A student may drop a class once the semester begins, but they must complete the add/drop form. Please see Add/Drop Procedures for further information. For undergraduate students dropping a class from within block tuition and are staying within block tuition, then there will be no tuition adjustments. If a student drops a sixth class and adds another class after the add/drop period, they will be charged partial charges for the dropped class. If the student drops an overload class (a class that made their semester hours greater then block tuition, 19 or more) or they are a part-time undergraduate or graduate student then the tuition will be adjusted according to the "Course Revision - Dropping a Course" table below. VA students should see Rob Healy, Niagara's veterans services coordinator, before dropping a class to prevent overpayment of benefits from the VA.

If the student drops the course:

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 - 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%

Fall 2016

WeekFull Withdrawal - Tuition Charged Refund

September 6 - September 10

100%
September 11-17 95%
Sept. 13 - 19 90%
September 18 – 24 80%
September 25 – October 1 75%
October 2 - 8 70%
October 9 - 15

60%

October 16 – 22 60%
October 23 – 29

50%

October 30 – November 5 40%
November 6  – end of the semester 0%

Spring 2017

WeekFull Withdrawal - Tuition Charged Refund
January 17 - 21 100%
January 22 - 28 95%
January 29 - February 4 90%
February 5 - 11 80%
February 12 - 18 75%
February 19 - 25 70%
February 26 - March 4 60%
March 5 - 11 60%
March 12 - 18 50%
March 19 - 25 40%
March 26 – end of the semester 0%

Fall 2016

WeekCourse Revision Dropping A Course
September 6 - 10 100%
September 11 - 17 90%
September 18 - 24 80%
September 25 - October 1 60%
October 2 -  8 40%
October 9 - 15 20%
October 16 - end of semester 0%

Spring 2017

WeekCourse Revision Dropping A Course
Jan. 19 — 30 100%
Jan. 31 - Feb. 6 90%
Feb. 7 - 13 80%
Feb.14 - 20 60%
Feb. 21 - 27 40%
Feb. 28 - Mar. 5 20%
Mar.6- end of semester 0%

The Add/Drop period

Students may drop courses with no penalty during the official drop/add period. This is for the period Sept. 6-16, 2016, for the fall semester, and Jan. 17-27, 2017, for the spring semester. After the end of the drop/add period, students are refunded following the table above under the "Course Revision" 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 within block (12-18 credit hours) receive no adjustment to tuition. Adjustments are made if the student drops to a part-time status or drops a class after add and drop is over and subsequently adds another class according to the above schedule. The refund schedule for the summer session is above.