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Tuition and Fee Refund Information

New students who are enrolling for the first time in courses at UHV will be mailed a welcome packet from Bank Mobile, UHV’s refund processor.  This packet will contain information that explains the refund delivery options offered for UHV and will include instructions on how to select a refund preference.  Selecting a refund preference is a vital step in getting refunds to you as quickly as possible.

Students have a choice of three refund delivery options: direct deposit to a bank of choice, direct deposit to a BankMobile Vibe account, or have a paper check mailed to the mailing address on file with the university.  If the student fails to select a refund preference, a paper check will be mailed to the student within 10 days from the time the refund is processed. Refund of tuition and fees originally paid by a debit or credit card will be refunded back to the card.

For more information about student refunds, please contact the Student Billing Office.


Student Responsibilities

Prior to enrolling students are responsible for ensuring they meet course requirements and prerequisites.  Students should be advised that unmet course requirements, including course prerequisites, is insufficient grounds for a refund of tuition and fees. Students are advised to speak with an advisor if they have any questions regarding course prerequisites.

Course load reductions may affect financial aid eligibility.  It is strongly advised that students who have been awarded financial aid speak with a Financial Aid Counselor prior to making schedule changes or completely withdrawing as eligibility may be affected.

Understand and follow withdrawal procedures.Stopping payment on a check for tuition and fees or allowing a check to be returned unpaid by the bank for any reason does not constitute official withdrawal.

Watch Refund Dates when making schedule changes or withdrawing.  Once a student registers, he or she is responsible for the total charges assessed regardless if the student selected an installment plan for payment of the charges.  Refund percentages are calculated using total charges assessed and not the amount paid. This means students who withdraw before paying all installments or paying a tuition loan in full, may in the event of withdrawal, still owe the university.

Drop and withdrawals become effective the date the drop is processed online or the date the written notification is received in the Office of the Registrar and Student Records.  The effective date becomes the official date of the drop or withdrawal for all matters relating to university business.  The student assumes responsibility for letters requesting a drop or withdrawal that are delayed or not delivered.  Student services and privileges, including library services and use of computer labs, terminate when a student withdraws from the university.

 

Withdrawal Refunds

The university will refund a percentage of the tuition and required fees charged to students who officially withdraw from all courses at the institution according to the schedules below.  Class days, during the fall and spring terms, are counted from the first official class day of a term.  The first official class date of the term may differ from the actual start date of a course - refer to the “Events” calendar posted on the UHV homepage.

Withdrawal refunds are calculated using the effective date of the student's withdrawal.  A student withdrawn by the university for scholastic or other reasons will receive a full refund of fees paid that semester.  Reducing semester credit hours to zero is considered a withdrawal.
 

Withdrawal Refunds (no longer enrolled during a term)

 

Prior to First  Class Day

During the First 5   Class Days

During the Second 5 Class Days

During the Third 5 Class Days

During the Third 5   Class Days

After Fourth 5 Class Days

Regular Session- 16 week Fall/Spring & 10 week Summer

100%

80%

70%

50%

25%

No refund

 

Prior to First  Class Day

During the First 3   Class Days

During the Second 3 Class Days

During the Third 3 Class Days

 

 

Eight Week Session

100%

80%

50%

No Refund

 

 

 

Prior to First  Class Day

First       Class Day

Second Class Day

Third          Class Day

 

 

Five Week & Mini Sessions

100%

80%

50%

No Refund

 

 

 

Dropped Course Refunds

Dropped course refunds ONLY apply when one or more classes are removed from your schedule, but you remain enrolled in at least one course.  Reducing semester credit hours to zero is considered a withdrawal and  withdrawal refund policies apply. 

The university will refund tuition and required fees for dropped courses according to the schedules below.

Class days, during the fall and spring terms, are counted from the first official class day of a term (this date may differ from the actual start date of a course).  Please refer to the “Events” calendar posted on the UHV homepage.

 

 Dropped Course Refunds (reduce course load but remain enrolled)

 

On or Before 1st Official Class Day

On or Before 4th Class Day

On or Before 12th Class Day

Regular Sessions- 16 week Fall/Spring & 10 week Summer

N/A

N/A

100%

Eight week Session

N/A

100%

N/A

Five Week & Mini Sessions

100%

N/A

N/A

 

Undergraduate 6‐Drop Limit:

Texas Education Code (51.907) prohibits students enrolling for the first time as a freshman during the Fall 2007 academic term or any term thereafter from dropping more than a total of six courses in their entire undergraduate career.  This total includes any course a transfer student has dropped at another 2-year or 4-year Texas public college or university.  This does not apply to courses dropped prior to the census date (see the “Events” calendar posted on the UHV homepage) or to courses for which the student receives an administrative withdrawal or if the student withdraws from the entire term or session.  Please refer to our online catalog for more details www.uhv.edu  

 

Tuition Refund Appeals

Tuition appeals are considered for medical emergency, military duty, natural or national emergency, severe economic hardship, or university error.  Appeals must be submitted within the term that the tuition and fees were paid.  To initiate the tuition refund appeal, students must submit the Tuition and Fee Refund Appeal Form online. Additional documentation may be required.  Tuition appeals received after the deadline will not be considered.  The appeal committee generally reviews appeal requests once a month.