Students officially withdrawing from all courses or dropping a course(s) during a semester or term are eligible for a 100-percent refund of tuition and fees through the deadlines listed¬†on the Academic Calendar¬†by semester.
Students officially withdrawing from all courses after¬†the 100-percent refund of tuition and fee¬†deadline are eligible for a partial refund of tuition.¬†¬†Fees are not refunded.¬†¬†Consult the Academic Calendar¬†for specific tuition refund prorations based on the date of withdrawal.¬†
Students withdrawing from¬†an individual¬†course(s) after that deadline will not be eligible for a refund and will remain liable for payment of full tuition and fee charges though¬†certain¬†exceptions may apply that our oulined¬†in the Registration Drop/Add section. Non-attendance does not constitute an official course drop or withdrawal.¬† All charges due to Rice University must be paid before refunds or adjustments will be permitted.
In cases of academic or disciplinary suspension, eligibility for tuition refunds and adjustments will depend on the conditions of the suspension and will be entirely at the option of the institution. Should unforeseen circumstances beyond the reasonable control of Rice University result in curtailing classes, closing residence facilities, or otherwise withdrawing services that are a normal function of the institution, refunds of any nature will be at the discretion of university administration.
Federal regulations require a refund calculation for all students receiving Federal Financial Aid. The length of time during which a refund must be calculated is up to 60% of the payment period (semester). Students withdrawing on or before the 60% point in time, a portion of the Federal Financial Aid awarded to a student must be returned, according to the provisions of the Higher Education Act as amended. The calculation of the return of funds may result in the student owing a balance to the university and/or the Department of Education.