Refund Policy and Refund Schedule Fall 2019

Financial Services provides critical financial and administrative services to students and employee. We are the department that bills students and third parties, processes federal financial aid refunds, pays employees and vendors, procures goods and services, prepares budgets and financial statements, processes accounting entries, reimburses employees for expenses, collects cash receipts, administers parking permits, makes student residency determinations, maintains inventory records and delivers mail to campus.

Salisbury University has partnered with BankMobile Disbursements, a division of Customers Bank, to disburse all student refunds.

  • Look for the bright green envelope that will be mailed to your home address with a letter of instruction and a personal code. PLEASE DO NOT THROW AWAY THE LETTER AND THE CODE.
  • Lost, forgot or never had a code? Follow the “I Need a Code” link from RefundSelection.com.
  • You must use the personal code to select a refund disbursement method.
  • 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 through GullNet. (Students who withdraw from all classes through the GullNet should review their account to assure 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" (i.e. enrolled in 12 credits, withdraws from 3 credits) after the official drop/add period (08/26/2019 – 08/30/2019) are not eligible for a credit or refund for the dropped course(s). Questions about refunds should be directed only to the Cashier's Office. Appeals for exceptions must be in writing to the Comptroller’s Office, HH217.  The University is not open on weekends or holidays for the purpose of withdrawal. However, you may access the GullNet 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

  • 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. Breach of Contract Fee - if a replacement cannot be found for terminated housing contracts.
    4. $10.50 Per Meal Rate - for meals eaten prior to a meal plan being dropped.

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

When financial aid 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 refunds will be disbursed based on how the borrowing parent chose to have the refund disbursed, either to the parent or the student.

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 can read about the return of Title IV funds policy for financial aid students who withdraw from the University:

Return of Title IV Funds for Financial Aid Students

Refund Schedule

You must officially withdraw from all sessions (courses) within the semester in order to receive a refund.

Any questions, please contact the Cashiers Office, 410-543-6060 or cashiers@salisbury.edu.

Refund Schedule for Regular Session Fall 2019

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 August 30, 2019 100% 100% 100%
Week 2: August 31 - September 6, 2019 80% None 80%
Week 3: September 7 - 13, 2019 60% None 60%
Week 4: September 14 - 20, 2019 40% None 40%
Week 5: September 21 - 27, 2019 20% None 20%
Week 6: September 28, 2019 and after None None None

***You must withdraw from ALL sessions to be eligible for a pro-rated refund after the drop/add period.

The 100% rate will be reduced by the $300 admissions deposit for new students. Students who have signed a housing contract will incur an $800 breach of contract fee.

Refund Schedule for 7-Week Session 1 (August 26 - October 14, 2019)

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
August 26 - 27, 2019 100% 100%
August 28 - 31, 2019 80% None
September 1 - 4, 2019 40% None
September 5, 2019 and after None None

***You must withdraw from ALL sessions to be eligible for a pro-rated refund after the drop/add period.

The 100% rate will be reduced by the $300 admissions deposit for new students. Students who have signed a housing contract will incur an $800 breach of contract fee.

Refund Schedule for 7-Week Session 2 (October 18 - December 10, 2018)

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
October 16 - 17, 2019 100% 100%
October 18 - 21, 2019 80% None
October 22 - 25, 2019 40% None
October 26, 2019 and after None None

***You must withdraw from ALL sessions to be eligible for a pro-rated refund after the drop/add period.

The 100% rate will be reduced by the $300 admissions deposit for new students. Students who have signed a housing contract will incur an $800 breach of contract fee.

Meal Plan Refund Schedule

Week A. Everything Plan B. 200 Meals* C. 125 Meals* D. 75 Meals* E. 45 Meals*
Week 1 8/26/19 - 8/30/19 100% $2,600.00 $2,400.00 $1,700.00 $1,150.00 $625.00
Week2* 8/31/19 - 9/06/19 80% $2,080.00 $1,920.00 $1,360.00 $920.00 $500.00
Week 3 9/07/19 - 9/13/19 60% $1,560.00 $1,440.00 $1,020.00 $690.00 $375.00
Week 4 9/14/19 - 9/20/19 40% $1,040.00 $960.00 $680.00 $460.00 $250.00
Week 5 9/21/19 - 9/27/19 20% $520.00 $480.00 $340.00 $230.00 $125.00
Week 6 9/28/19 & After 0% None None None None None

Refunds on all meal plans processed during week 1 will be reduced by a $25 processing fee, less meals eaten @ $10.50 per meal and dining dollars used. After the first week, dropping a meal plan that includes dining dollars means forfeiting any remaining dining dollars.  The credit of the meal plan will be adjusted if the meals eaten and dining dollars used exceeds the net charge.

Students should contact BankMobile Customer Care, 1-877-327-9515, to have lost or stolen checks stopped and reissued. Parents who have lost or stolen parent plus refund checks should contact the University at selfservicebilling@salisbury.edu to have checks stopped and reissued.