Withdrawal and Refund Schedule

Withdrawal Tuition Refund Schedule

Tuition refunds for course withdrawals will be processed within two weeks after the withdrawal request is received in the Office of the Registrar. Late registration fees are not refundable.

Return any course materials to the textbook supplier, not to the University. Please refer to policies and procedures issued by the supplier regarding materials returns.

Withdrawal requests must be postmarked, emailed, or fax dated according to the following schedule for the corresponding tuition refund. No refund will be given for withdrawing from a TECEP® exam after the TECEP® exam has been taken.

Requests for transfer from one course, course delivery mode, or course section to another will be considered prior to the first Friday of the term. Transfers from one term to another are not permitted.

Refund Policy for Full-Time Flat-Rate Tuition

  • Students who drop below 9 credits (online, Guided Study, e-Pack®) before day 1 of the term are recalculated at the part-time per-credit rate.
  • Students in the Full-Time Flat-Rate Tuition option: Withdrawals are not refunded after the term begins unless the student is withdrawing from all courses registered in for that term.

Withdrawal from all courses in a term will be refunded as follows:

  • Withdrawals before the first day of the term = 100 percent tuition refund
  • Withdrawals between the first and the seventh day of the term = 75 percent tuition refund
  • Withdrawals between the eighth and 14th day of the term = 50 percent tuition refund
  • Withdrawals between the 15th and 21st day of the term = 25 percent tuition refund
  • Withdrawals after the 21st day of the term = No refund

Refund Policy for Per-Credit Tuition

  • Withdrawals before the first day of the term = 100 percent tuition refund
  • Withdrawals between the first and the seventh day of the term = 75 percent tuition refund
  • Withdrawals between the eighth and 14th day of the term = 50 percent tuition refund
  • Withdrawals between the 15th and 21st day of the term = 25 percent tuition refund
  • Withdrawals after the 21st day of the term = No refund

Refund Policy for Eight-Week Courses

Applies to all School of Business and Management graduate programs and the Master of Science in Data Science and Analytics.

Before Day One of Term: 100 percent tuition refund
Day One-Day 14: 50 percent tuition refund
NO REFUNDS AFTER DAY 14

The MBA Preparatory Program and all Continuing Education Program courses are not eligible for a refund if requested after the start of the term.

Withdrawals and VA Benefits - VA Course Withdrawal Policy

Military-Related Withdrawal Requests

A military withdrawal exception will be considered if supporting documentation, detailing a qualifying deployment or emergency activation is submitted along with the request, as we understand that such situations are often accompanied with limited access to online resources. We will be unable to consider any withdrawal requests submitted after the course has closed that are not submitted for reasons of qualifying deployment or emergency activation.

Standard or scheduled military training exercises do not qualify for military waiver exceptions. While there are circumstances that may qualify for an exception-to-policy; standard orders, especially those that are considered routine or voluntary, are scheduled on a regular basis, and generally provide military members with ample time to plan their course-schedule around military duty. As an alternative to a withdrawal, students may submit a course extension request; however, if the extension is awarded, the option for withdrawal will no longer be available, as only one exception can be awarded per course. For this reason, military students should carefully weigh their options based on the circumstances before submitting their request.

Circumstantial withdrawal requests must be submitted to the Office of Military and Veteran Education and Outreach, along with supporting documentation. Once the request and supporting documentation have been received, the Office of Military and Veteran Education and Outreach will then make a recommendation on the student’s behalf for an exception. Additionally, ArmyIgnitED students should submit Withdrawal for Military Reasons (WM) through the ArmyIgnitED portal. If the course has already closed and a WM cannot be submitted through the ArmyIgnitED portal, then the student should submit a circumstantial withdrawal request as previously outlined. If the petition is approved, it is important to note that Thomas Edison State University can only report a withdrawal to ArmyIgnitED, as recoupment is a policy governed by the Army.

Military Repayment Policy - 83 Day Term

Days in Term  % of Terms Original Bill Adjusted Per TESU Refund Policy Amount Entitled Based on up to 9%=25% coverage; up to 17%=50% coverage; up to 25.5%=75% coverage; up to 60%=90%; after 60%=100% coverage Amount Remaining for Student 
 1-7  1.2% - 8.4%  750.00 187.50   187.50  - 
 8-14  9.6% - 16.9%  750.00  375.00  375.00  -
 15-21  18.1% - 25.3%  750.00  562.50  562.50  -
 22-49  26.5% - 59%  750.00  750.00  675.00  75.00
 50-83  60.2% - 100%  750.00  750.00  750.00  - 

 

Military Repayment Policy - 84 Day Term

Days in Term % of Terms Original Bill Adjusted Per TESU Refund Policy Amount Entitled Based on up to 9%=25% coverage; up to 17%=50% coverage; up to 25.5%=75% coverage; up to 60%=90%; after 60%=100% coverage Amount Remaining for Student
 1-7   1.2% -8.3%  750.00  187.50 187.50  -
 8-14  9.5% - 16.7%  750.00  375.00 375.00  -
 15-21  17.9% - 25.0%  750.00  562.50 562.50  -
 22-49  26.2% - 58.3%  750.00  750.00 675.00 75.00
 50-84  59.5% - 100%  750.00  750.00 750.00  -

 

Military Repayment Policy - 85 Day Term

Days in Term % of Terms Original Bill Adjusted Per TESU Refund Policy Amount Entitled Based on up to 9%=25% coverage; up to 17%=50% coverage; up to 25.5%=75% coverage; up to 60%=90%; after 60%=100% coverage Amount Remaining for Student
 1-7  1.2% - 8.2%  750.00  187.50 187.50   -
 8-14  9.4% - 16.5%  750.00  375.00 375.00   -
 15-21  17.6% - 24.7%  750.00  562.50 562.50   -
 22-49  25.9% - 57.6%  750.00  750.00 675.00 75.00
 50-85  58.8% - 100%  750.00  750.00 750.00   -

 

Military Repayment Policy - 56 Day Term

Days in Term % of Terms Original Bill Adjusted Per TESU Refund Policy Amount Entitled Based on up to 9%=25% coverage; up to 17%=50% coverage; up to 25.5%=75% coverage; up to 60%=90%; after 60%=100% coverage Amount Remaining for Student
 1-14  1.8% - 25.0%  750.00  375.00 375.00  -
 15-33  26.8% - 58.9%  750.00  750.00 675.00 75.00
 34-56  60.7% - 100%  750.00  750.00 750.00  -

 

Military Repayment Policy - 63 Day Term

Days in Term % of Terms Original Bill Adjusted Per TESU Refund Policy Amount Entitled Based on up to 9%=25% coverage; up to 17%=50% coverage; up to 25.5%=75% coverage; up to 60%=90%; after 60%=100% coverage Amount Remaining for Student
 1-14  1.6% - 22.2%  750.00  375.00  375.00  -
 15-16  23.8% - 25.4%  750.00  750.00  375.00 375.00
 17-33  27.0% - 52.4%  750.00  750.00  675.00 75.00
 34-63  54.0% - 100%  750.00  750.00  750.00  -