2013-2014 Walden University Student Handbook (December 2013) 
    
    Apr 13, 2021  
2013-2014 Walden University Student Handbook (December 2013) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Refund Policies


Return to: Payment Deadlines and Policies

The university refunds tuition and fees according to these policies and in accordance with applicable federal regulations. Students receiving federal financial assistance will have funds returned to the appropriate lending agencies in accordance with applicable federal guidelines. Federal aid that may have been awarded to students may be adjusted by reducing or reallocating or returning funds to federal programs if disbursement has already occurred.

Dropping Courses (Course-Based Programs Only)

Students who drop courses during the drop/add period will receive an account credit. Students may request a refund of any resulting credit balance on their student account by submitting an e-mail request to refund@waldenu.edu.

Federal Return of Title IV Funds

Federal regulations require the Office of Financial Aid to apply a formula established by the U.S. Department of Education, entitled “Return of Title IV Aid,” (R2T4) to determine the amount of federal financial aid a student has earned as of the student’s withdrawal date. The amount of the federal financial aid returned to federal aid programs is determined by the amount of time a student spends in academically related activity. After 60 percent of the term has passed, students have earned 100 percent of the federal financial aid disbursed to them.

Students withdrawing from all courses in the term prior to the completion of 60 percent of the quarter/semester may find that funds are owed to the university as a result of the R2T4.

Students who stop engaging in academically related activities during the term, without officially withdrawing from the courses, are subject to the R2T4 calculation. In such cases the last date of academically related activity, as determined by the university, is used as the withdrawal date for the term.

Prior to withdrawing from all courses in the term, it is suggested that students contact the Office of Financial Aid to determine the amount of federal aid that must be returned. Federal student aid may not cover all unpaid charges due to university upon the student’s withdrawal.

Tuition Refunds

Refunds resulting from a student’s withdrawal from courses and/or the university are based upon the effective withdrawal date (as confirmed by the Office of the Registrar).

Residency fees are non-refundable after 10 calendar days before the residency start date.

Tuition Refund Schedule*

Tuition Type Calendar Days 0–3 Calendar Days 0–7 Calendar Days 8–14 Calendar Days 15–21 Calendar Day 22–
Full Semester or Quarter  100% refund 100% refund 80% refund 60% refund No refund
14-Week  100% refund 100% refund 80% refund 60% refund No refund
10-Week  100% refund 100% refund 80% refund 60% refund No refund
8-Week  100% refund 100% refund 80% refund 60% refund No refund
6-Week  100% refund 100% refund 80% refund No refund N/A
5-Week  100% refund 100% refund No refund No refund N/A 
4-Week  100% refund 100% refund No refund N/A N/A
3-Week 100% refund No refund No refund N/A N/A
2-Week 100% refund No refund No refund N/A N/A

Residency

 

 

For Domestic Residencies
After registering themselves online, students may cancel a residency without penalty, provided the cancellation request is made at least 30 calendar days prior to the start of the residency. Cancellation between 30 to 11 days before the start date will result in the student receiving a refund minus a 5 percent cancellation fee. If a student cancels within 10 days of the start date, no refund will be issued. Students may cancel a residency via their myWalden university portal.

For International Residencies
 After registering themselves online, students may cancel an international residency without penalty, provided the cancellation request is made at least 84 calendar days (12 weeks) prior to the start of the residency. Cancellation between 84 and 42 days before the start date will result in the student receiving a refund minus a 5 percent cancellation fee. If a student cancels within 42 days (6 weeks) of the start date, no refund will be issued. Students may cancel a residency via their myWalden university portal. 

Emergencies  
After  the cancellation deadline, students who experience an emergency and need to cancel must submit a Residency Petition form to request a refund of residency registration fees. Students will be asked to provide documentation supporting the student’s need to cancel the registration. Documentation needs to provide evidence that the reason for late cancellation was unforeseeable. Petitions and supporting documentation must be submitted to Academic Residencies no later than 14 calendar days after the residency ends. There are no exceptions to this policy.

Students who do not cancel before the cancellation date and who do not have approval through the petition process will be billed and expected to pay for the residency, whether or not they attend.

Dissertation Writing Intensive   After registering, students may cancel the Dissertation Writing Intensive without penalty, provided the cancellation request is made at least 30 calendar days prior to the start of the intensive. Cancellation between 30 to 11 days before the start date will result in the student receiving a refund minus a 5 percent cancellation fee. If a student cancels within 10 days of the start date, no refund will be issued. Students may cancel the Intensive via their myWalden university portal

*Not valid for Maryland, North Dakota, or Tennessee residents. The Tuition Refund Schedules below are applicable for students residing in Maryland, North Dakota, and Tennessee, respectively.

 

Tuition Refund Schedule for Maryland Residents Only

 

Effective Winter Quarter 2013 

Tuition Term Type
 
Length of Term in Days
 
Through Day 3 (100% refund)
 
Through Day 7 (100% refund)
 
State of MD (90% refund)
 
State of MD (80% refund)
 
State of MD (60% refund)
 
State of MD (40% refund)
 
State of MD (20% refund)
 
Full Semester (16wk) 112
Day 3
Day 7
Day 8–11
Day 12–21
Day 22–32
Day 33–44
Day 45–66
Full Quarter (12wk) 84
Day 3
Day 7
Day 8
Day 9–16
Day 17–24
Day 25–33
Day 34–50
14-Week 98
Day 3
Day 7
Day 8–9
Day 10–19
Day 20–28
Day 29–38
Day 39–58
10-Week 70
Day 3
Day 7
N/A
Day 8–14
Day 15–21
Day 22–27
Day 28–41
8-Week
56
Day 3
Day 7
N/A
Day 8–14
Day 15–21
Day 22
Day 23–33
6-Week 42
Day 3
Day 7
N/A
Day 8–14
N/A
Day 15–16
Day 17–25
5-Week 35
Day 3
Day 7
N/A
N/A
Day 8–10
Day 11–14
Day 15–21
4-Week 28
Day 3
Day 7
N/A
N/A
Day 8

Day 9–11

Day 12–17
3-Week
21
Day 3
No Refund
N/A
Day 4
Day 5–6
Day 7–8
Day 9–12
2-Week 14
Day 3
No Refund
N/A
N/A
Day 4
Day 5–6
Day 7–8

 

 Tuition Refund Schedule for North Dakota Residents Only  

 

Tuition Type Calendar Days 0–7 Calendar Days 8–14 Calendar Days 15–21 Calendar Day 22–56
 Full Semester  100% refund  75% refund  75% refund  75% refund through day 28; 50% refund through day 56
 Full Quarter  100% refund  75% refund  75% refund  50% refund through day 42
 14-Week  100% refund  75% refund  75% refund  75% refund through day 25; 50% refund through day 49
 10-Week  100% refund  75% refund  75% refund through day 18  50% refund through day 35
 8-Week  100% refund  75% refund  50% refund  50% refund through day 28
 6-Week  100% refund  75% refund through day 11  50% refund  No refund
 5-Week  100% refund  50% refund  50% refund through day 17  No refund
 4-Week  100% refund  50% refund   No refund  No refund
 3-Week  100% refund  50% refund through day 12  No refund  No refund
 2-Week  100% refund  No refund  No refund  No refund

 

Tuition Refund Schedule for Tennessee Residents Only

Tuition Type Length of Term in Days Through Day 7 (100% refund) Through 10% of Enrollment Period (75% refund) Through 25% of Enrollment Period (25% refund) After 25% of Enrollment Period
 Full Semester (16 week)  112 Day 7 Day 8–11 Day 12–28  No Refund
 Full Quarter (12 week)  84 Day 7 Day 8 Day 9–21  No Refund
 14-Week  98 Day 7 Day 8–10 Day 11–26  No Refund
 10-Week  70 Day 7 Day 8 Day 9–18  No Refund
 8-Week  56 Day 7 Day 8 Day 9–14  No Refund
 6-Week  42 Day 7 Day 8 Day 9–11  No refund
 5-Week  35 Day 7 Day 8 Day 9  No refund
 4-Week  28 Day 7 Day 8 No refund  No refund
 3-Week  21 Day 7 Day 8 No refund  No refund
 2-Week  14 Day 7 Day 8 No refund  No refund