NLU Withdrawal and Refund Policy

How to Drop a Course:

Requests to drop classes are processed through the Academic Advising Center. Students must officially drop in writing. These requests can be submitted via email to advising@nl.edu from your NLU portal email account or you can submit the Drop/Add form. Questions about dropping courses can be directed to 888.NLU.TODAY (658.8632) option 2.

Drop Deadlines:

Students must drop classes prior to the start of the term or during the first week of the term in order to not incur any tuition charges for the course(s). For classes that begin during the second part of the term students have the first week of class to drop without financial penalty. Please note that the first week of the term begins on Monday and ends on Sunday. Students must drop the course by Sunday night at 11:59 PM of the first week of class in order to not be charged for the course. Students who are enrolled in workshops must drop the class at least one day prior to its scheduled start date to receive a tuition refund. If the request to drop the workshop is received after the course start date the student will be charged the full tuition cost for the course.

For the upcoming Fall 2014 term the final day to drop classes with no financial penalty is Sunday, September 21.  For classes that begin in the second part of the term, the final date to drop with no charges is Sunday, November 2.  

Tuition Refund Eligibility:

After the first week of class, students who withdraw from a course(s) will receive a "W" grade and will not receive any tuition refund unless they completely withdraw from all courses in the term. Drop periods are set by University policy and are based on the student type and level. For more information regarding when a "W" grade applies, see the University Catalog grading policies.

Withdrawal from the University:

For tuition refund purposes, a student is determined to have withdrawn from the University when that student drops or withdraws from ALL coursework in a term. National Louis University adheres to a fair and equitable refund policy for students who withdraw from the University. 

After the first week of the term, a student must withdraw from all of his/her courses to be eligible for a tuition refund.

Please note that a student may have courses in a term that fit more than one of the policies noted below. Proration policies are specific to the length of each course.

Classes that are ten, eleven, or twelve weeks long:

For students enrolled in classes ten, eleven, or twelve weeks long the tuition is prorated on the following basis:

Withdraw prior to the start of the term:

100% refund

Withdraw during the first week of the term:

100% refund

Withdraw during the second week of the term:

80% refund

Withdraw during the third week of the term:

70% refund

Withdraw during the fourth week of the term:

60% refund

Withdraw during the fifth week of the term:

50% refund

Withdraw during the sixth week of the term or later:

no refund

Classes that are five and six weeks long:

For students in classes that are between five and six weeks long the tuition is prorated on the following basis:

Withdraw prior to the start of the
  term:

100% refund

Withdraw during the first week of the term:

100% refund

Withdraw during the second week of the term:

70% refund

Withdraw during the third week of the term or later:

no refund

Classes that are four weeks or shorter*:

For students in classes that are four or fewer weeks the tuition is prorated on the following basis:

Withdraw prior to the start of the   term:

100% refund

Withdraw during the first week of the term:

100% refund

Withdraw during the second week of the term or later:

no refund

*Please note that students who are enrolled in workshops must drop the class at least one day prior to its scheduled start date to receive a tuition refund. If the request to drop the workshop is received after the course start date there will be no tuition refund.

Non-standard length terms:

For students in non-standard term classes (classes that are longer 12 weeks) the refund is determined by the percentage of the term completed. Refunds are issued up to a 50% completion rate after which the student is responsible for all of the tuition and fee charges incurred. The percentage of the term completed is rounded to the nearest 10%.

Tuition Refund Appeals:

Click here to read the Policy on Appeals for Refund of Tuition Charges.

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