Fall 2022 Refund Policy and Schedule | Business Office

Refund Policy

Students will be considered full-time for the fall 2022 semester if they are registered for 12 to 19 credits as of 4:00 p.m. on September 8, 2022 No refunds for tuition and fees will be made to the account of full-time students who drop below 12 credits after September 8, 2022.

Students with federal aid who withdraw from the university will have their Title IV aid recalculated in accordance with guidelines established by the U.S. Department of Education derived from the October 7, 1998 Reauthorization of the Higher Education Act. Details of this policy can be found in the Carroll University catalog.

Tuition Refunds
  • Full-time or part-time students who withdraw from the university may be eligible for a tuition refund.
  • Part-time students who drop courses may be eligible for a tuition refund.


Add/Drop Courses

All students adding or dropping a course may do so in writing through the Registrar's Office. Refunds are based on the date of the postmark of withdrawals sent by mail, on the receipt date of withdrawals faxed, and on the date of delivery of those brought in personally to the Registrar's Office. If a class is cancelled due to lack of enrollment, students registered for that class will be given a full refund. 

Tuition Refunds - Fall 2022 - Start Date 9/1/2022 
% Refund                         Withdraw On or Before
100%                  Wednesday, August 31, 2022
80%                    Wednesday, Setpember 14, 2022         14 days from the start of the semester
60%                    Wednesday, September 21, 2022         15-21 days from the start of the semester
40%                    Wednesday, September 28, 2022          22-28 days from the start of the semester
20%                    Wednesday, October 5, 2022                 29-35 days from the start of the semester
0%                      Thursday, October 6, 2022                     After 35 days

All refunds will be reduced by an administrative fee (not to exceed $100).

Courses in the Carroll Online Consortium (OCICU) have a separate refund schedule. To verify the refund date for a particular OCICU course you have registered for, check the section comments of the course for refund details. Each course will follow its own refund schedule.

Financial Aid Refund — Part-time Students

Part-time student's federal or state financial aid will be adjusted to reflect the number of credits for which you are enrolled on September 8, 2022. If your enrollment is for fewer than six (6) credits on this date, you may not be eligible for any financial aid.

Although the Financial Aid Census date (adjustment date for financial aid) is one week after the semester begins, Carroll University is required by federal law to review any students who received the Federal Pell Grant. Under federal regulations, students can only receive Federal Pell Grants for the classes they attended. The regulation states the following: If a student begins attending some but not all of his or her classes, the Financial Aid Office will have to recalculate the student's Pell Grant award based on the student's actual enrollment status. Therefore, if you receive a Federal Pell Grant, Carroll University will review your enrollment status throughout the semester.

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