Deerfield Tuition Refund Policy

Dropping Courses

When dropping a course, tuition and fees, including audited courses and courses changed from credit to an audit, will be refunded according to the following refund schedules below. Before changing from full-time to part-time status, students should contact the Office of Student Financial Services to determine any reduction of financial aid: finaid@tiu.edu or 847-317-4200. 

Fall and Spring Semester Courses
Through the 2nd week of the semester
100%
After the 2nd week of the semester
0%
May Term and Summer Course
On or before the first day of class
100%
After the first day of class
0%
Summer nonclassroom courses will be refunded according to the fall and spring semester schedule above.
Modular Based Courses
Graduate Courses
On or before the first day of class
100%
After the first day of class
0%
Quad A & B Courses
Through the 1st week of the Quad
100%
After the 1st week of the Quad
0%
REACH Courses & Certificate Program
On or before the first class
100%
On or before the second class
50%
After the second class
0%
Online Courses
Through the third day of the start of the course
100%
Through the last day of the second week of the course
50%
After the last day of the second week of the course
0%
A Trinity Online 7-day week is Monday-Sunday.
The online course fee is nonrefundable if the course has already started (including administrative withdrawals).

Cancellation of Courses

The University reserves the right to cancel any course. If a course section is canceled entirely and a replacement is not offered, students will receive a full refund of tuition paid for the canceled course. 

Withdrawing from the University 

Subject to the date of official withdrawal, tuition, institutional fees and room & board (as applicable) will be refunded according to the following schedule during the fall and spring semesters:

Through 2nd week of classes 100%
Through 3rd week of classes 80%
Through 4th week of classes 70%
Through 6th week of classes 60%
Through 8th week of classes 50%
Through 9th week of classes 40%
After 9th week of classes 0%
Please be advised:
  • Disciplinary measures that require the withdrawal of a student will follow the above-stated refund policy.
  • It is the students’ responsibility to inform the Student Life Office if they are not returning for the following semester. If notification is not made, students may be liable for pro-ration on tuition, fees, room, and board.

Refund Policy for Title IV Funds

In addition to the institutional refund policy, the following regulations mandated by the Department of Education are applicable. If a student received any financial aid under federal Title IV programs (Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, Pell Grant, Perkins Loan, Federal Direct Student Loan and Federal Direct Parent Loan), a portion of these funds may need to be returned under the guidance of the federal formula, except the Federal Work Study Program.

Withdrawal Date 

The day the student withdraws is the date (determined by the University):

• The student began the official withdrawal process prescribed by contacting the Student Life Office; or

• The student otherwise provided the University with official notification of the intent to withdraw.

For the student who does not begin the school’s official withdrawal process or notify the school of the intent to withdraw, the midpoint of the period of enrollment for which Title IV assistance was disbursed (unless the institution can document a later date).

If the school determines the student did not begin the withdrawal process or notify the school of the intent to withdraw due to illness, accident, grievous personal loss, or other such circumstances beyond the student’s control, then the school may determine the appropriate withdrawal date.

Percent of Aid Earned 

The percentage of the period of enrollment for which federal aid was awarded is determined by dividing the total number of calendar days within the period of enrollment into the number of calendar days completed as of the day the student withdrew.

The percentage of aid earned during this period is equal to the percentage of the term completed. The percentage of “unearned” aid is determined by subtracting earned aid from 100%. The school is required to return the lesser of the unearned aid percentage applied to the institutional charges and the unearned percentage applied to total federal aid received.

Once 60% of the semester is completed, a student is considered to have earned all of his/her financial aid and will not be required to return any funds.

If this calculation indicates that funds should be returned, a specific order of refund has been established by the federal government (as applicable):

  1. Unsubsidized Federal Direct Loan
  2. Subsidized Federal Direct Loan
  3. Federal Perkins loan
  4. Federal Direct PLUS Loan
  5. Federal Pell Grant
  6. Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG)
  7. Federal TEACH Grant
  8. Other Title IV assistance (as applicable)

The school must return the amount of Title IV funds for which it is responsible as soon as possible but no later than 45 days after the date of the institution's determination that the student withdrew. 

Post-withdrawal Disbursement 

If the amount disbursed to the student is less than the amount the student earned, and for which the student is otherwise eligible, he or she is eligible to receive a post-withdrawal disbursement of the earned aid that was not received.

If the post-withdrawal disbursement includes loan funds, the school must get the student's permission before it can disburse them. A notification regarding the post-withdrawal disbursement will be sent to the student (or parent in the case of a Parent PLUS loan), within 30 days of the date the student school determines the student's withdrawal. A student may choose to decline some or all of the loan funds so additional debt is not incurred.

The school may automatically use all or a portion of the post-withdrawal disbursement of grant (Pell Grant and SEOG)  funds for tuition, fees, and room and board charges (as contracted with the school). The school needs the student’s permission to use the post-withdrawal grant disbursement for all other school charges. If the student does not give their permission, the student will be offered the funds. However, it may be in the student’s best interest to allow the school to keep the funds to reduce any debt at the school. For any grant funds owed a student, the school must make the disbursement as soon as possible, but no later than 45 days after the date of the institution's determination that the student withdrew.

Excess Funds 

If a student receives (or the school or parent receive on the student’s behalf ) excess Title IV program funds that must be returned based upon the calculation described above, the school must return a portion of the excess equal to the lesser of:

1. the student’s institutional charges multiplied by the unearned percentage of their funds, or

2. the entire amount of excess funds.

The school must return this amount even if it did not keep this amount of the student’s Title IV program funds. If the school is not required to return all of the excess funds, the student must return the remaining amount. Any loan funds that the student (or parent for a Direct PLUS Loan) must return, must be repaid in accordance with the terms of the promissory note. That is, the scheduled payments must be paid to the holder of the loan over a period of time.

Any amount of unearned grant funds that the student must return is called an overpayment. The maximum amount of a grant overpayment that a student must repay is half of the grant funds they received or were scheduled to receive. A student does not have to repay a grant overpayment if the original amount of the overpayment is $50 or less. A student must make arrangements with the school or the Department of Education to return the unearned grant funds.

The requirements for Title IV program funds when a student withdraws are separate from any refund policy that the school may have. Therefore, a student may still owe funds to the school to cover unpaid institutional charges. The school may also charge a student for any Title IV program funds that the school was required to return.

For additional information on refunds to Title IV sources, please contact the Office of Student Financial Services at 847.317.4200. For additional questions regarding Title IV program funds, call the Federal Student Aid Information Center at 1-800-4-FEDAID (1-800-433-3243). TTY users may call 1-800-730-8913. Information is also available on Student Aid on the Web at http://www.studentaid.ed.gov.

Florida Regional Center Tuition Refund Policy 

Students have the right to a full refund of all monies paid, including application and registration fee, if they withdraw within three business days after signing the Registration Form. The University will retain the application fee for students who withdraw from the University prior to the start of their program and after the three-day cancellation period. Refunds will be paid within 30 days of a student’s official withdrawal. 

Credit Balances on Student Accounts Policy

In the event that a credit is generated on the student account due to overpayment, grants or from student loan funds, the credit will be requested in the form of a refund check within 14 business days of the posting date. Should a credit be created due to a drop or withdrawal, a refund check will be requested to the student, or a return of funds to the lender, within 30 days due to the necessary adjustment(s) required for various departments (e.g. Business Office tuition adjustment and fees, Financial Aid adjustments (R2T4), and library fines). On the first week of every month, any credit pending will be audited for proper request. 

Dropping Courses

When dropping a course, tuition and fees, including audited courses and courses changed from credit to an audit, will be refunded according to the refund schedules below. Before changing from full-time to part-time status, students should contact the Office of Student Financial Services to determine any reduction of financial aid. 

Non-Traditional Undergraduate Program
Modular Courses (Non-traditional: In class)
Through the first week of class*
100%
Through the first 25% of class meetings
75%
Through the first 50% of class meetings
25%
Through more than 50% of the class meetings
No refund
Students who have enrolled for an entire semester will receive a full refund minus $75.00 withdrawal fee per course (non-refundable).
Online Courses - Graduate and Undergraduate
Through the first week of class
100%
Through last day of the second week of the course
50%
After the last day of the second week of the course
0%
A Trinity Online 7-day week is Monday-Sunday.
The online course fee is nonrefundable if the course has already started (including administrative withdrawals).
Traditional Graduate Program:
Dropping courses
Fall and Spring Semester Courses
Through the 2nd week of the semester
100%
After the 2nd week of the semester
No refund
May Term - Summer Courses
Through the first day (or week) of class
100%
After the second day (or week) of class
No refund
Modular Based Courses: (week long or weekends)*
Through the first class meeting*
100%
Through the second class and/or the first 25% of class meetings
75%
Through the first 50% of class meetings
25%
Through more than 50% of the class (course) meetings
No Refund
*

 Add/Drop Period

Cancellation of Courses

The university reserves the right to cancel any course. If a course section is canceled entirely and a replacement is not offered, students will receive a full refund of tuition paid for the canceled course. 

Withdrawing from the University 

Subject to the date of official withdrawal, tuition, institutional fees will be refunded according to the following schedule during the fall and spring semesters:

Through 2nd week of classes 100%
Through 3rd week of classes 80%
Through 4th week of classes 70%
Through 6th week of classes 60%
Through 8th week of classes 50%
Through 9th week of classes 40%
After 9th week of classes 0%
Please be advised:
  • Disciplinary measures that require the withdrawal of a student will follow the above-stated refund policy.
  • A $125.00 administrative withdrawal fee is added to students who register for a course and do not attend, and do not officially withdraw from the course.
  • It is the students’ responsibility to inform the Student Life Office if they are not returning for the following semester. If notification is not made, students may be liable for pro-ration on tuition, fees.

Refund Policy for Title IV Funds

In addition to the institutional refund policy, the following regulations mandated by the Department of Education are applicable. If a student received any financial aid under federal Title IV programs (Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, Pell Grant, Federal Direct Student Loan and Federal Direct Parent Loan), a portion of these funds may need to be returned under the guidance of the federal formula.

Withdrawal Date 

The day the student withdraws is the date (determined by the University):

• The student began the official withdrawal process prescribed by contacting the Student Life Office; or

• The student otherwise provided the University with official notification of the intent to withdraw.

For the student who does not begin the school’s official withdrawal process or notify the school of the intent to withdraw, the midpoint of the period of enrollment for which Title IV assistance was disbursed (unless the institution can document a later date).

If the school determines the student did not begin the withdrawal process or notify the school of the intent to withdraw due to illness, accident, grievous personal loss, or other such circumstances beyond the student’s control, then the school may determine the appropriate withdrawal date.

Percent of Aid Earned 

The percentage of the period of enrollment for which federal aid was awarded is determined by dividing the total number of calendar days within the period of enrollment into the number of calendar days completed as of the day the student withdrew.

The percentage of aid earned during this period is equal to the percentage of the term completed. The percentage of “unearned” aid is determined by subtracting earned aid from 100%. The school is required to return the lesser of the unearned aid percentage applied to the institutional charges and the unearned percentage applied to total federal aid received.

Once 60% of the semester is completed, a student is considered to have earned all of his/her financial aid and will not be required to return any funds.

If this calculation indicates that funds should be returned, a specific order of refund has been established by the federal government (as applicable):

  1. Unsubsidized Federal Direct Loan
  2. Subsidized Federal Direct Loan
  3. Federal Perkins loan
  4. Federal Direct PLUS Loan
  5. Federal Pell Grant
  6. Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG)
  7. Other Title IV assistance (as applicable)

The school must return the amount of Title IV funds for which it is responsible as soon as possible but no later than 45 days after the date of the institution's determination that the student withdrew. 

Post-withdrawal Disbursement 

If the amount disbursed to the student is less than the amount the student earned, and for which the student is otherwise eligible, he or she is eligible to receive a post-withdrawal disbursement of the earned aid that was not received.

If the post-withdrawal disbursement includes loan funds, the school must get the student's permission before it can disburse them. A notification regarding the post-withdrawal disbursement will be sent to the student (or parent in the case of a Parent PLUS loan), within 30 days of the date the student school determines the student's withdrawal. A student may choose to decline some or all of the loan funds so additional debt is not incurred.

The school may automatically use all or a portion of the post-withdrawal disbursement of grant (Pell Grant and SEOG)  funds for tuition, fees, and room and board charges (as contracted with the school). The school needs the student’s permission to use the post-withdrawal grant disbursement for all other school charges. If the student does not give their permission, the student will be offered the funds. However, it may be in the student’s best interest to allow the school to keep the funds to reduce any debt at the school. For any grant funds owed a student, the school must make the disbursement as soon as possible, but no later than 45 days after the date of the institution's determination that the student withdrew.

Excess Funds 

If a student receives (or the school or parent receive on the student’s behalf ) excess Title IV program funds that must be returned based upon the calculation described above, the school must return a portion of the excess equal to the lesser of:

1. the student’s institutional charges multiplied by the unearned percentage of their funds, or

2. the entire amount of excess funds.

The school must return this amount even if it did not keep this amount of the student’s Title IV program funds. If the school is not required to return all of the excess funds, the student must return the remaining amount. Any loan funds that the student (or parent for a Direct PLUS Loan) must return, must be repaid in accordance with the terms of the promissory note. That is, the scheduled payments must be paid to the holder of the loan over a period of time.

Any amount of unearned grant funds that the student must return is called an overpayment. The maximum amount of a grant overpayment that a student must repay is half of the grant funds they received or were scheduled to receive. A student does not have to repay a grant overpayment if the original amount of the overpayment is $50 or less. A student must make arrangements with the school or the Department of Education to return the unearned grant funds.

The requirements for Title IV program funds when a student withdraws are separate from any refund policy that the school may have. Therefore, a student may still owe funds to the school to cover unpaid institutional charges. The school may also charge a student for any Title IV program funds that the school was required to return.

For additional information on refunds to Title IV sources, please contact the Office of Student Financial Services at 954-382-6400. For additional questions regarding Title IV program funds, call the Federal Student Aid Information Center at 1-800-4-FEDAID (1-800-433-3243). TTY users may call 1-800-730-8913. Information is also available on Student Aid on the Web at http://www.studentaid.ed.gov.

Trinity Law School Tuition Refund Policy

Dropping Courses

When dropping a course tuition and fees, including audited courses and courses changed from credit to an audit, will be refunded according to the following refund schedules below. Before changing from full-time to part-time status, students should contact the Financial Aid and Business Services Office to determine any reduction of financial aid. 

Fall and Spring Semester Courses
Through the 3rd week of the semester
100%
After the 3rd week of the semester
0%
Summer Courses
On or before the 2nd week of class
100%
After the 2nd week of class
0%
Modular Courses
On or before the 1st day of class
100%
After the 1st day of class
0%
MLS Degree Refund Schedule
Dropping Courses
During first week of course
100% refund
After first week of course
No refund
Withdrawing from Program
During first week of course
100% refund
After first week of course
No refund

*Withdrawal date for an MLS course will be determined by the date of last academic event. Please see the Official Policies section of our catalog for more information.

Cancellation of Courses

The University reserves the right to cancel any course. If a course section is canceled entirely and a replacement is not offered, students will receive a full refund of tuition paid for the canceled course. 

Withdrawing from the University 

Students withdrawing or granted a leave of absence after the first day of class are entitled to a partial refund. Tuition and institutional fees will be refunded according to the following schedule:

Through 3rd week of classes 100%
Through 4th week of classes 75%
Through 5th week of classes 50%
Through 6th week of classes 25%
After 6th week of classes No refund

Refund Policy for Title IV Funds

Withdrawal Date 

The day the student withdraws is the date (determined by the University):

• The student began the official withdrawal process prescribed by contacting the Student Life Office; or

• The student otherwise provided the University with official notification of the intent to withdraw.

For the student who does not begin the school’s official withdrawal process or notify the school of the intent to withdraw, the midpoint of the period of enrollment for which Title IV assistance was disbursed (unless the institution can document a later date).

If the school determines the student did not begin the withdrawal process or notify the school of the intent to withdraw due to illness, accident, grievous personal loss, or other such circumstances beyond the student’s control, then the school may determine the appropriate withdrawal date.

Percent of Aid Earned 

The percentage of the period of enrollment for which federal aid was awarded is determined by dividing the total number of calendar days within the period of enrollment into the number of calendar days completed as of the day the student withdrew.

The percentage of aid earned during this period is equal to the percentage of the term completed. The percentage of “unearned” aid is determined by subtracting earned aid from 100%. The school is required to return the lesser of the unearned aid percentage applied to the institutional charges and the unearned percentage applied to total federal aid received.

Once 60% of the semester is completed, a student is considered to have earned all of his/her financial aid and will not be required to return any funds.

If this calculation indicates that funds should be returned, a specific order of refund has been established by the federal government (as applicable):

  1. Unsubsidized Federal Direct Loan
  2. Federal Direct PLUS Loan
  3. Other Title IV assistance (as applicable)

The school must return the amount of Title IV funds for which it is responsible as soon as possible but no later than 45 days after the date of the institution's determination that the student withdrew. 

Post-withdrawal Disbursement 

If the amount disbursed to the student is less than the amount the student earned, and for which the student is otherwise eligible, he or she is eligible to receive a post-withdrawal disbursement of the earned aid that was not received.

If the post-withdrawal disbursement includes loan funds, the school must get the student's permission before it can disburse them. A notification regarding the post-withdrawal disbursement will be sent to the student within 30 days of the date the student school determines the student's withdrawal. A student may choose to decline some or all of the loan funds so additional debt is not incurred.

Excess Funds 

If a student receives (or the school receives on the student’s behalf) excess Title IV program funds that must be returned based upon the calculation described above, the school must return a portion of the excess equal to the lesser of:

1. the student’s institutional charges multiplied by the unearned percentage of their funds, or

2. the entire amount of excess funds.

The school must return this amount even if it did not keep this amount of the student’s Title IV program funds. If the school is not required to return all of the excess funds, the student must return the remaining amount. Any loan funds that the student must return, must be repaid in accordance with the terms of the promissory note. That is, the scheduled payments must be paid to the holder of the loan over a period of time.

The requirements for Title IV program funds when a student withdraws are separate from any refund policy that the school may have. Therefore, a student may still owe funds to the school to cover unpaid institutional charges. The school may also charge a student for any Title IV program funds that the school was required to return.

When aid is returned, a student may owe an outstanding balance to the University. In this case, it his/her responsibility to contact the Financial Aid and Business Services Office to make payment arrangements.

For additional information on refunds to Title IV sources, please call: 714-836-7121.

For additional questions regarding Title IV program funds, call the Federal Student Aid Information Center at 1-800-4-FEDAID (1-800-433-3243). TTY users may call 1-800-730-8913. Information is also available on Student Aid on the Web at www.studentaid.ed.gov.

 

Right to Cancel

The student has the right to cancel the enrollment agreement and obtain a refund of charges paid through attendance at the first class session, or the seventh day after enrollment, whichever is later.