Refund Policy

Students who withdraw from a course or a program before 75% of a term is completed may be eligible to receive refunds for a part of the tuition and some fees. To cancel a registration or enrollment agreement and obtain a refund, students should submit a Withdrawal Form and/or Notice of Cancellation Form to the Admissions and Records Office. Only when the completed withdrawal form has been submitted, the withdrawal becomes official. Students, who simply absent themselves from classes without filing the withdrawal form, may receive the failing grade (F) or other appropriate non-credit grades or symbols. The effective date to determine a refund of fees will be based and calculated from the last day of attending classes. This determination is based on the instructor's attendance form. A student granted a leave of absence is refunded in the same way as withdrawn from the University. If the student drops out without official withdrawing, the University will designate the student's withdrawal date at the end of the enrollment period for which the student has been charged, at the end of the current academic year, or at the end of the educational program, whichever is earliest. The University may accept medical or legal records in lieu of timely withdrawal paperwork in determining an earlier withdrawal date, as established on a case-by-case basis. There are no monetary refunds for LU scholarships; waivers or discounts. These funds are first applied to repayment of aid disbursed.

Refunds are made within 30 days of official withdrawal, or 30 days of the date of the last day of attendance as reflected in the instructor's attendance records, or the end of the term in which the withdrawal occurred, whichever is sooner. The refund distribution will be handled as prescribed by federal and state laws and accrediting body regulations. The refund procedure is uniformly applied to all students regardless of the form of tuition payment. In case of conflicting laws and/or regulations, Federal and/or State regulations will take precedence in that order. Students may receive refund checks only if the refund amount exceeds the balance, he/she owes to the University. Formulas for refunds are as follows:

Students who cancel the registration and withdraw from the University before the first course session or the seventh day after enrollment, whichever is later are eligible for the full refund of the term charges.

 All Term Charges = Refund Amount

Students who withdraw from the University after the second course session or the fourteenth day after the classes begin, whichever is later but before completion of 75% of the term are entitled to a refund on a prorated basis less the withdrawal processing fee of $95.

 (Refundable Fees and Tuition) × (Hours Left to be Completed / Total Term Hours) – $95 = Refund Amount

In case of program changes, students dropped or withdrawn some course units must be compared to added courses' units to determine if a refund is due. If due, the refund amount would then be determined on a prorated basis.

 (Net Change of Program) × (Hours Left to be Completed / Total Term Hours) = Refund Amount

If the University cancels or discontinues a course, students will receive a full refund of all tuition and applicable fees for that course. Refunds will be paid within 30 days from the date of cancellation. Students whose checks are returned due to insufficient funds or whose credit card payments failed are subject to cancellation of their registration and to the Returned Payment Fee per transaction.