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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.

Withdrawal Policies

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Title IV - Withdrawal from the University

The Federal Government requires that Saint Elizabeth University determine a student's earned and unearned Federal Aid (Title IV Funds) based on the date that the student withdrew or ceased to attend. This must be based on the number of days that the student spent attending class. A pro-rata schedule is used to determine the amount of Federal Student Aid (Title IV) funds earned at the time of withdrawal.

Saint Elizabeth University refunds the actual percentage of unearned aid to the Federal Government which could result in a student's account having an outstanding Student Employment Introduction balance. If this occurs, no official transcripts will be issued by SEU. After completing the 60% point in the period of enrollment, a student has earned 100% of the Federal Student Aid funds awarded for that period and all Federal Student Aid (Title IV Funds) will remain on the student's account.

Withdrawal from Courses

When a student drops a course or withdraws from the University, a tuition adjustment is made based on the policies described in the current online academic catalog.

If a student is receiving financial aid under the University, federal, state and other programs, including private bank loans, the amount of the aid may be reduced in accordance with applicable University and state guidelines. Please contact the Financial Aid office to receive information on any possible reduction of aid in the event of a change in the number of courses taken or a withdrawal.

Refunds are distributed in the following order:

  • Federal Unsubsidized Loan
  • Federal Subsidized Loan
  • Federal Perkins Loan
  • Federal PLUS Loan
  • Federal Pell Grant
  • Federal Supplemental
  • Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEDG)
  • Other Title IV Programs
  • Awards Granted by State Agencies
  • Student is Last to Receive Distributions

To determine the amount of aid the student has earned up to the time of withdrawal, SEU will divide the portion of the semester completed by the total number of days in the semester. The portion of the semester completed is determined by the number of calendar days from the first day of the semester through the date of official withdrawal, usually the last day of attendance. The total number of days in the semester is determined by the number of calendar days from the first day of the semester through the last scheduled day of finals, including weekends and breaks of less than five days.

The resulting percentage is then multiplied by the total federal and/or state funds (excluding Federal Work Study and any University awards that were disbursed or could have been disbursed to the student's account. This calculation determines the amount of aid earned by the student which may be kept (for example, if the student attended 25% of the term, the student will have earned 25% of the aid disbursed). The unearned amount (total aid that was disbursed or could have been disbursed less the earned amount) must be returned to the federal and/or state government by the University.

SEU reserves the right to adjust any institutional aid awarded.

For further information regarding adjustments of financial aid, please see the current online academic catalog.

Withdrawal from the University

By registering for classes, a student has entered a legal and binding contract to pay all tuition, fees and housing charges with Saint Elizabeth University. Non-attendance of classes does not constitute an automatic withdrawal. A formal withdrawal application must be submitted and approved through the Registrar's Office immediately following the student's decision to cease attendance at the University.

Title IV Code

Code number assigned to every school by the United States Department of Education. Saint Elizabeth University's federal code is 002600.


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.