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Students who withdraw from classes during the term may be eligible for a refund. There are two types of refunds: billing refunds (tuition, fees) and financial aid refunds. A billing refund credits funds to the student's account, thereby decreasing the amount that is owed on the student account. A financial aid refund reduces the amount of aid available to pay the billing charges, thereby increasing the amount that is owed on the student's account.

After registration, changes made to a student's schedule must be made in consultation with a Student Success Advisor (SSA) at the College of Adult and Professional Studies or the Graduate School or online through Self Service Banner.


Tuition and Fees Refund Schedule

For this policy, every week begins on Monday and ends on Sunday and is counted regardless of whether any course activity is scheduled or takes place during the week. Week 1 is the Monday through Sunday week that includes the start date of the course. Students who request withdrawal from a course will receive tuition refunds according to the follow schedule:


Refund Schedule and Withdrawal Policy

Request is received


Through Sunday of Week 1

100% of tuition and fees

Through Sunday of Week 2

50% of tuition

Through Sunday of Week 3

25% of tuition

Starting Monday of Week 4

No refund

Bethel fees (if applicable) are refunded in full through the 100% refund period. Thereafter, there is no refund of fees.

The first week is the Monday through Sunday that includes the start date of the course. When or whether the course has met, or administrative offices are open in a given week, does not affect the refund schedule. Course dates are available in Self Service Banner by going to: Student > Registration > Student Detail Schedule.


Students do not need to wait for administrative office hours to submit registration change requests. Students are encouraged to complete registration changes in Self Service Banner when possible. Written requests submitted to the student's Student Success Advisor via email from the student's Bethel email address will be processed using the email time-stamp as the request date.

For detailed billing refund and course withdrawal dates, see the Office of the Registrar's web site

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