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Refunds

Refund Due to Overpayment

Once a student has paid for their balance on their student account their e-bill should show a zero term balance. If the balance is negative due to excess financial aid or over-payment then that balance will be refunded to you. Student Accounts strives to get refunds back to students as fast as possible. Below you can see the ways to receive a refund.

Refund Due to Withdrawal

Students who drop one or more classes during the first week of the semester (Fall and Spring) or first two days of the applicable Summer Term shall be eligible for a full reduction of tuition and fees of the dropped class(es) if the remaining tuition and fee assessment falls below full-time.  After the last day to add or drop  classes for the appropriate term (see below) students must fully withdraw from the university to receive a reduction in tuition and fees.

Grad Guard Tuition Insurance

GradGuard

At West Virginia University we understand that the investment you and your family make in tuition and fees is a significant one which can create a financial hardship if you are unable to complete your classes and are not eligible for a full refund of tuition and fees.  Therefore, we are pleased to make available the Tuition Refund Insurance plan to help protect your education investment.  Tuition Refund Insurance, provided by GradGuard™, can help refund your tuition, fees, and room/board charges, up to the annual policy limits, if you are unable to complete the semester due to a covered medical reason.  This insurance program complements and enhances WVU's refund policy described below.

For additional information, including coverage details and exclusions, please visit GradGuard or call GradGuard at 888-541-4843. 

The last day to add Grad Guard for the 2016-17 academic year is August 16,  2016.

Withdrawal (Summer)

Students that drop a summer class after the add/drop period (2nd day of the session) for that session will not be eligible for a reduction in tuition and fees for that class. The student will have to completely withdraw from all same summer term classes and do so within an eligible time period according to the Reduction Schedule below. Once a refund is awarded it is refunded by the same means as the an over-payment refund.

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Withdrawal(Fall/Spring)

Students who drop one or more classes during the first week of the semester during a full Fall or Spring term shall be eligible for a full reduction of tuition and fees of the dropped class(es) if the remaining tuition and fee assessment falls below 12 credit hours for undergraduate students or 9 credit hours for graduate students. After the last day to add or drop classes students must fully withdraw from the university to receive a reduction in tuition and fees. Shortened duration classes must be dropped before the start of the class to receive a reduction. Once a refund is awarded it is refunded by the same means as the an over-payment refund.The chart below shows the percentage refund based on date dropped.

Reduction Schedule