When a student has received financial aid (grants, scholarships, or loans) in excess of their institutional charges for the semester (tuition, room and board, etc.), a refund for the surplus amount is generated every week by the Comptroller’s office. If you think you are eligible for a refund, please contact the Comptroller’s office regarding Direct Deposit to your checking or savings account. To access their form, click here.
Refunds for those without a Direct Deposit authorization will be mailed to the student's permanent address--not their MUW mailbox.
MUW Refund Policy--Tuition Adjustments
Adjustments to tuition expenses are made for students who officially withdraw from the University during the first ten days of classes (for the full-term Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters) or during the first five days of the 7 ½ week Accelerated sessions or during the first three days of the 5 week Summer sessions. Students will be refunded 100% less 5% of tuition. Contact the Comptroller's Office to confirm you are eligible for a tuition refund.
MUW Refund Policy--Housing Adjustments
Housing expenses will be pro-rated based on actual residency. Students withdrawing from student housing before the contract period ends will be assessed an additional $250 contract termination fee. Students who withdraw from student housing during the first 5 weeks of the Fall or Spring Semester will receive a pro rata refund of their meal plan payment. Contact the Community Living Office to confirm you are eligible for a housing and meal plan refund.
MUW Policy for Return of Federal Funds
Federal Student Aid (FSA) funds are awarded to students under the assumption that the student will attend school for the entire period of enrollment. When a student officially withdraws or unofficially drops all classes, the student may no longer be eligible for the full amount of federal aid funds that was originally awarded. Federal Title IV Regulations state that a "return calculation" (using a Federal formula) must be made to determine the amount of aid the student has earned, according to days enrolled. This calculation is performed when students drop or withdraw prior to completion of 60% of the semester, or the ninth week. The institution will be required to return to the Federal Aid Program the amount of aid that was in excess of the aid "earned" for the time period the student was enrolled. As a result of this process, grants or loans are reduced that were previously used to pay institutional charges but you may owe the College a balance.
Unofficial withdrawals occur when students do not complete the semester and earn all F's in their courses. Faculty report the last date of attendance with each F grade for calculation of the return amount.