If a credit balance results from the posting of federal or state financial aid, the University will automatically refund this amount as required by law. Once all of your financial aid has been applied to your account and a credit balance exists, a refund will be issued within 7-10 business days. If you do not receive your refund within 7-10 business days, you may request a refund using the Request a Refund feature in CLASS.
You must select a disbursement method for any refunds you will receive.
In some instances students may decide to withdraw or change their class registration by adding or dropping courses for a specific semester, which may make them ineligible or over-awarded for all or part of their financial aid. Please review the list below to see if any of these actions are applicable to you. If so, please contact the Office of Student Financial Services at 516.877.3080 to see if there has been or will be an adjustment to your student account.
Refunds are computed as of the date the Registrar is notified of the withdrawal. The date of the request will determine the tuition liability for the semester. Nonattendance in a course does not constitute an official withdrawal. Students will be held responsible for payment of all tuition and fees until an official withdrawal is presented to the Registrar.
Refunds do not depend on the number of class sessions held or attended. Failure to complete payment is not an official withdrawal. A student who is suspended or dismissed or who withdraws when under investigation for misconduct shall not have tuition refunded for the semester in which such action is taken.
All refunds of credit balances must be requested from the Office of Student Financial Services. All students who withdraw from the University prior to the first day of classes will receive a credit for all tuition and fees, less the mandatory withdrawal fee.
Any credit existing from an Alternative Loan as a direct result of a partial (drop) or full withdrawal, where institutional charges have been reduced or eliminated will, in the best interest of the student, be returned to the lender in accordance with University policy.
Adelphi University’s refund policy conforms to the updated version (Section 668.22) of the Higher Education Amendments of 1998. In accordance with federal regulations, students who withdraw from the University and have Federal Title IV financial assistance (Federal Stafford Loan, Federal Parent Loan for Undergraduate Students, Federal SEOG, Federal Perkins Loan, or Federal Pell Grant) that has been credited or could have been credited to their account, will be subject to both federal policy regarding the possible return of Title IV funds awarded AND Adelphi University’s policy regarding the possible return of institutional aid awarded. Furthermore, the amount of refundable institutional charges (and/or possible reduction of outstanding balance) will be set by school policy.
The order of return of Title IV funds at Adelphi University is as follows: