Withdrawal Policy

Students enroll for one semester at a time. Students who leave the University during or at the end of the semester must report to the Office of the Registrar to complete the necessary procedures and forms.

For students who receive Federal financial aid and withdraw before 60% of the semester is completed, the amount of aid allowed will be pro-rated based on Federal Title IV refund regulations. The order of return of Title IV federal funds is as follows: Unsubsidized Federal Direct Loan, Subsidized Federal Direct Loan, Federal Perkins Loans, Federal Graduate PLUS Loan, Federal PLUS Loans, Federal Pell Grant, Federal SEOG Grant, Federal TEACH Grant, Iraq/Afghanistan Grant other assistance for which a return of funds is required. State of Illinois MAP Grant and Millikin gift assistance are pro-rated according to the tuition refund schedule. If the student withdrawal occurs after 60% of the semester is completed, the recipient is allowed to retain 100% of aid.

Students who withdraw their registration prior to the first day of classes will not be charged tuition, fees or room and board. Current students who do not withdraw officially from the University prior to the start of classes may be liable to pay all tuition and fees owed for that term. Students who withdraw from the University on the first day of classes and thereafter, will receive a refund of charges assessed by the University in the following manner: Each student’s individual record is reviewed in accordance to program policies below and in conjunction with Federal and State regulation. In the event a credit balance exists after calculations are complete and funds have been returned to individual programs, the University will issue refund to the student. If it is determined that a student is eligible for a post-withdraw disbursement of Federal funds, notification will be provided in writing. Calculations and return of funds will be completed no later than 45 days from date of withdrawal.