Refund Policy

Registration

When a student registers, it is understood that he or she will pay in full all charges assumed at registration. Niagara University assumes that if a student is registered they are attending and participating in their classes.  Failure to attend classes does not alter the charges or entitle the student to a tuition refund. It is the student's responsibility to withdraw from any classes they are not attending.  The withdrawal date will be the date the withdrawal notice is received by the Records Office and processed.  Students will not be permitted to receive grades, transcripts, or diploma unless the student account is paid in full.

Overpayment

Niagara University processes refunds for credit balances if there is no other balance due, and once it is determined that the credit is correct.  Students would receive an e-mail when their refund check is available for pick up.  Students may select electronic refunds by completing the refund request on WebAdvisor and completing a separate Banking Information page also on WebAdvisor.  If students have selected an electronic deposit, there is a two day delay from the day they receive notice that the information has been sent to the bank and the actual deposit to their accounts. We must have written permission from the parent borrower to refund a credit balance from Parent Plus Loan to the student. If we do not receive written permission from the parent borrowing the loan by 9:00 am on the Wednesday prior to the refund being issued a paper check will be made out to the parent.

Committee on Refunds

An appeal for refund of tuition and fees may be made to the Committee on Refunds, provided that continued attendance and/or residence by the student is made impossible by reasons of serious illness (supported by a doctor's certificate) or other emergencies; which, in the opinion of the committee, are clearly beyond the control of the student.

An application for refund may be filed in person or by mail in the Student Records and Financial Services Office, and must be made in writing on the form provided for that purpose. If the student is prevented by illness or distance from obtaining the regular form of such application, he or she should address a letter to the Records Office indicating the courses to be dropped and carefully explain his or her reasons, together with supporting certifications.