Office of the Bursar

Complete Withdrawal/Course Drop

Course Drop and Withdrawal Dates

The following policies refer to all registered courses (classroom based, online, blended, practicum, research, clinical, student teaching, field experience and independent study).

Definition of a week:  A week begins at 12:00 am, Monday, Central Time; Ends 11:59 pm, Sunday, Central Time.

Four and Five Week Courses

Drop:
  Drop within first week, 100% refund, course does not appear on transcript.
  Drop within second week, 50% refund, course does not appear on transcript.
Withdrawal:
  Withdraw by end of third week, no refund, “W” grade placed on transcript.
  No withdrawals will be processed after the beginning of the fourth week of the course.

Seven or Eight Week Courses

Drop:
  Drop within first week, 100% refund, course does not appear on transcript.
  Drop within second week, 50% refund, course does not appear on transcript.
Withdrawal:
  Withdraw by end of fifth week, no refund, “W” grade placed on transcript.
  No withdrawals will be processed after the beginning of the sixth week.

Sixteen Week Courses

Drop:
  Drop within first week, 100% refund, course does not appear on transcript.
  Drop within second week, 50% refund, course does not appear on transcript.
Withdrawal:
  Withdraw by the end of tenth week, no refund, “W” grade placed on transcript.
  No withdrawals will be processed after the beginning of the eleventh week.

Seminars
(Weekend Workshops)

Seminars (Weekend Workshops) must be dropped two days before the start date to receive 100% refund. A Seminar (Weekend Workshop) that is registered for, but not attended, will not be considered officially dropped, and will be charged full tuition.

Tuition refunds are based on the above only. Neither the number of class meetings nor student attendance is used in computing the refund. Students will remain responsible for all charges, including late fees, unless they follow proper procedures for officially withdrawing from Lewis University, and do so within the published deadlines for refund.

A fixed rate of tuition is charged for 12-18 hours; dropping coursework will not affect direct tuition cost if the student remains between 12-18 hours. Students dropping below 12 hours during the refund period will be billed at the per credit hour rate. Students should consult the Office of Financial Aid Services before dropping coursework, as a course drop may affect financial aid awards.

Helpful Resources

Credit Balance Authorization

Employer Deferred Billing (due by the first day of class of each semester)

If You Are Applying For Financial Aid, You must also complete an “Employer Reimbursement Form” through the Financial Aid Office

Direct Billing (due by the first day of class of each semester)

Flight Transfer Payment

Accelerated Student Tuition Billing and Payment Information