Cashiers Office
Holloway Hall

Refund Policy and Refund Schedule

Financial Aid Refunds
Lost/Stolen Refund Checks
Refund Policy Spring 2014
Refund Policy Summer 2014
Refund Schedule
Title IV Funds Policy

Tuition Refunds

Salisbury University has partnered with Higher One - OneDisburse to disburse all student refunds.

  • Look for the Higher One-All You, green envelope that will be mailed to your home address around June 14, 2013, with a letter of instructions and a MyOne refund activation card.  PLEASE DO NO THROW AWAY THE LETTER AND THE CARD.
  • You must use the MyOne card to select a refund disbursement method.
  • Salisbury University will no longer be distributing paper refund checks.  Higher One will mail these checks to the home address on file in GullNet.
  • Please update your home address in GullNet.

Tuition Refunds

To be eligible for a refund, students must submit a completed withdrawal form to the Registrar's Office or drop classes online thru GullNet. (Students who withdraw from all classes thru GullNet should review their account to ensure all adjustments are correct.) Dormitory residents must cancel their room reservations at the Office of Housing and Residence Life and remove all personal belongings from their rooms. All students must turn in their I.D. cards to the Gull Card Office. A stop payment of a check, failure to pay your tuition bill, failure to attend class or failure to complete student check-in does not constitute withdrawal from your financial and academic obligations to the University.

The date the withdrawal form is received or the date a course is dropped is the official date for calculation of a refund. The refund table below specifies refund eligibility dates and applicable percentages. Students who withdraw from part of their courses with a grade of "W" during the schedule adjustment period are not eligible for a credit or refund for the dropped course(s). Questions about refunds should be directed only to the Cashiers Office. Appeals for exceptions must be in writing to the Comptroller's Office, Holloway Hall 217.

  • Students who cancel their registration prior to the first day of classes will receive a 100% refund of all tuition, fees, and room and board less the following fees:
    1.  Application Fee
      2.  Admissions Deposit
      3.  Room Deposit
      4.  Breach of Contract Fee - if a replacement cannot be found for terminated
    housing contracts.
      5$9.75 Per Meal Rate - for meals eaten prior to a meal plan being dropped.
  • Please refer to the refund schedule for all other refunds.

Any unpaid charges on a student's financial account will be subtracted from any refund prior to processing a refund request.  Refund checks for tuition and fees are made payable to the student.

For additional information and actual dates as to when the percentage of refunds apply, see the refund schedule below or contact the Cashiers Office at 410-543-6060.

Financial Aid Refunds

The Cashiers office will no longer be distributing paper refund checks.

When financial aid meets or exceeds the bill resulting in a credit balance, a refund will be generated.  Federal Direct Student Loans, grants, and scholarship refunds are made payable to the student.  Please visit Refunds for more information on refund disbursement methods.

Parent Plus loan refund checks are made payable to the borrowing parent and are mailed directly to the address submitted by the parent on his/her promissory note.  Parent Plus refund checks are issued through the State of Maryland Comptroller's Office.  Parent Plus refund checks are ordered after the drop/add period for the semester is over and should be received approximately 3 weeks from the time the refund request is processed.

If a refund disbursement method is not selected, per federal regulations, the refund check will be mailed to the home address on file in GullNet after 21 days.

Any unpaid charges on a student's financial account will be subtracted from any refund prior to processing a refund request.  Should a charge be placed on the account after a refund has been requested, (i.e. additional credits, meal plans, or changes in financial aid) the amount will be due immediately.

Students who receive financial aid should click here to read about the return of Title IV funds policy for financial aid students who withdraw from the University:

Refund Schedule

Return of Title IV Funds for Financial Aid Students

Refund Schedule for Winter 2014

The University is not open on weekends or holidays for the purpose of withdrawal. However, you may access GullNet 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Inclusive Date of Drop or Withdrawal Tuition Fees
January 2-6, 2014 100% 100%
January 7-8, 2014 80% None
January 9-10, 2014 40% None
January 11 and after None None

Refund Schedule for Spring 2014

The University is not open on weekends or holidays for the purpose of withdrawal. However, you may access GullNet 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Inclusive Date of Drop or Withdrawal Tuition Fees Room
Week 1: Until January 31, 2014 100% 100% 100%
Week 2: February 1-7, 2014 80% None 80%
Week 3: February 8-14, 2014 60% None 60%
Week 4: February 15-21, 2014 40% None 40%
Week 5: February 22-28, 2014 20% None 20%
Week 6: March 1 and after None None None

The 100% rate will be reduced by the admissions deposit for new students. Students who have signed a housing contract will forfeit the room deposit and incur a breach of contract fee. Meal plans will be charged at the per meal rate for meals eaten prior to the plan being dropped.

Meal Plan Refund Schedule

Plan, per semester Weeks 1-2
Week 3
Week 4
Week 5
Week 6
Week 7
A.  Everything Plan $2,150.00 $1,720.00 $1,290.00 $860.00 $430.00 None
B.  15 Plus Plan $1,900.00 $1,520.00 $1,140.00 $760.00 $380.00 None
C.  10 Plus Plan $1,400.00 $1,120.00 $840.00 $560.00 $280.00 None
D.  5 Plus Plan $953.00 $762.40 $571.80 $381.20 $190.60 None
E.  50 Plus Meal Plan $485.00  *Less all meals eaten at $9.75 per meal. None
F.  30 Plus Meal Plan $436.00  *Less all meals eaten at $9.75 per meal. None

Refunds on all meal plans processed during Weeks 1 & 2 will be reduced by a $25 processing fee, less meals eaten at $9.75 per meal and dining dollars used. After the second week, dropping a meal plan that includes dining dollars means forfeiting any remaining dining dollars.

Return of Title IV Funds Policy for Financial Aid Recipients Who Withdrawal

The federal government requires that when a Title IV aid recipient (e.g., Direct Stafford/Plus loan, Carl Perkins Loan, Pell Grant and SEOG) withdraws from the University during a period of enrollment in which the recipient began attendance, the University must calculate the percentage of Title IV assistance the student did not earn and return those funds to the federal government. Ex. A student completed 35% of semester; 65% of the semester was remaining and that percent of funds is considered unearned and are returned. Once 60% of the enrollment period has elapsed, 100% of the aid is determined to be earned and no calculation is required. Please contact the Financial Aid Office at 410-543-6165 if you have any questions.

Lost/ Stolen Refund Checks

Lost or stolen refunds should be reported immediately in writing to the Accounts Receivable Office.  Please state the amount and disposition (lost or stolen) of the check and request that we stop payment and reissue.  Be sure to include the student's social security number, and sign and date the request.  The University cannot issue a request to the Comptroller's Office until written authorization is received from the student.

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