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Office of the Bursar

Santa Rita Hall 212

Phone: (973) 290-4443

Office Hours:
M-F: 8:30am-4:30pm

Email if you need to schedule a personal appointment for a later hour during the week.

Refund Policies

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Saint Elizabeth University will calculate tuition and other charges when a student drops a course(s) or withdraws from the University. Adjustments of tuition and other charges for the current semester/session are calculated based on the date of official withdrawal, usually the last date of attendance.

Students must follow the established procedures to drop/add a course, to withdraw from a course or courses, to withdraw from the University, or to take a leave of absence.

Please refer to the Registration and Scheduling section of this catalog for a complete description of these procedures.

The following actions do not constitute appropriate notification of withdrawal: non-payment of tuition and other charges, absence from classes or notification to the instructor.

A student who fails to withdraw officially waives the right of consideration for any refunds based upon the official withdrawal.

Refunds are calculated from the opening date of classes in accordance with the following schedule:

Schedule for the Fall, Spring and Summer II Full Semesters:

  • Prior to the end of the add/drop period: 100%
  • During the first week after the add/drop period: 90%
  • During the second week after the add/drop period: 70%
  • During the third week after the add/drop period: 50%
  • During the fourth week after the add/drop period: 25%
  • After the end of the fourth week after the add/drop period: no refunds

Schedule for the 6 Week Summer Session A & B:

  • Prior to the end of the add/drop period: 100%
  • During the first week of the add/drop period: 50%
  • After the completion of the first week: no refunds

Intersession 3-Week Term:

  • During the first two days: 50% of tuition
  • After the second day, no refund of tuition will be made if the student withdraws.

Credit Balance

Student Account Title IV Credit Balances and Refunds

The amount of a student refund is dependent on a variety of factors. If a student's enrollment status changes as a result of adding or dropping classes, the federal aid award may be adjusted, in compliance with government regulations, affecting the refund amount.

Credit balances are derived from multiple sources:

  • Title IV Federal Student Aid;
  • Personal funds;
  • Nonfederal aid funds (i.e., private loans and grants or external awards)

Federal and other regulatory requirements dictate SEU's policies and procedures for handling student account credit balances. Procedures may change slightly depending on whether federal aid funds are involved. As a result, credit balances may be affected by various changes in status:

  • Academic workload (Add/Drop) affecting federal or other aid eligibility;
  • Enrollment status during a term or semester;
  • Leave of absence and withdrawal.

Note: Title IV Federal Student Aid is always given priority for Credit Balance Refund.

  • SEU maintains automated systems that track credit balances on a daily basis. SEU reviews student accounts for accuracy: charges, posted funds, pending charges.
  • SEU prioritizes refund processing First and Secondary.

First Priority

Credit balances related to Title IV Federal Aid are always prioritized for refund processing. Federal regulations require refunding within 14 calendar days from the date the credit balance occurs on student account.

Note: SEU will hold credit balances in a student account across terms within the same award year if the student provides prior written authorization.

Secondary Priority

Refunds of credit balances for non-Federal title IV funds. The process for refunding these types of funds depends on Bursar's Office refunds process policies.

Issuing Refunds

All refunds will be issued via paper check. The Bursar's Office will notify each student via SEU email when a check is available to be picked up. The student is responsible to come to the Bursar's Office and show a student ID card in order to receive the check; otherwise, checks will be mailed to the address on file.


SEU reserves the right to change established tuition, fees and services, to add fees and services and to determine the effective date of such changes without prior notice.