Last updated: January 17th, 2023 at 01:36 pm
Subject to the following terms and conditions, a student may be eligible to receive a refund of tuition upon their withdrawal or leave of absence from the WAUSM MD program. The terms and condition to determine if a student is eligible to receive a tuition refund are as follows:
• Students who withdraw, or have an approved leave of absence, from the University prior to the first day of classes will receive a 100% tuition refund, less any nonrefundable fees.
• Students who withdraw, or have an approved leave of absence, from the University before the end of the first week of classes will receive a 75% tuition refund, less nonrefundable fees.
• Students who withdraw, or have an approved leave of absence, from the University before the end of the second week of classes will receive a 50% tuition refund, less nonrefundable fees.
• Students who withdraw, or have an approved leave of absence, from the University before the end of the third week of classes will receive a 25% tuition refund, less nonrefundable fees.
• Students who withdraw, or have an approved leave of absence, from the University after the third week of classes will not receive a tuition refund.
The Senior Associate Dean for Student Affairs makes the determination of extenuating circumstances such as serious illness, military conscription, or death of a family member. The date of withdrawal is determined by the date that a written application for withdrawal for that semester is received by the Office for Student Affairs. Tuition refunds are processed within 30 days of the received date of the written application.
Please note: External vendor fees such as visa fees, shuttle pass fees, student health insurance fees, and supply fees, etc. charged to your student account for supplies and services are generally non-refundable once services have begun or supplies have been provided. Semester 1 students receive a scholarship for their tuition. For Semester 1 students, any tuition adjustments that result in a credit will be returned to the scholarship program. For US students with private loans, any credits that result will be returned to the private loan program first and to the student second.
Once classes begin, all requests to change, add, drop, or withdraw from course registrations must be in writing and submitted to WAUSM’s Office of Student Affairs.
Financial Responsibilities and Late Fees
Tuition is billed approximately two (2) weeks prior to the start of classes. Unless alternate arrangements are made with WAUSM’s Office of Student Financial Services, tuition is due, in full, before the start of classes. A student accepts financial responsibility for the payment of all WAUSM MD costs, including but not limited to tuition and living expenses.
If a student has submitted all required financial aid forms and has received a loan guarantee and/or approval, that student may have their tuition payment deferred until the funds are disbursed from the lender. Furthermore, a student whose financial aid processing remains incomplete through no fault of their own and/or their co-signer may register and begin classes, provided that such student will be held responsible for the full payment of all charges incurred.
Students accept financial responsibility for payment of all institutional costs including, but not limited to, tuition and living expenses. A student will not be able to register for future semesters until all past due balances are paid in full. If a student has a past due balance more than 30 days after the start of the semester, a hold and a $100 late fee will be placed on the student account unless the student has prior approval from the Director of Student Financial Services (SFS) for students in semesters 1-10. In the event that a student’s account is overdue, WAUSM reserves the right to apply late charges and/or withhold services, records, academic certification, diplomas and other communications to external parties regarding such student’s status at WAUSM.
Student Records Holds
A Student Financial Services hold will be placed on a student account to withhold services, records, academic certification, transcripts, and diplomas from a student whose account is past due. The Office of the University Registrar may place a hold on your account for different reasons; therefore, please contact the appropriate office that initiated the hold to discuss what requirements must be met to have the hold removed.
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