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Refund Policies

Institutional Tuition, Fees and Housing Refund Policies

Tuition and Fees Refund

Fall and Spring Semesters (Day, Evening, and Hybrid)

  • Until the end of the second week of scheduled classes: 100%
    • For a ground classes only or a full Exit from the College
  • Until the end of the third week of scheduled classes: 75%
  • Until the end of the fourth week of scheduled classes: 50%
  • After the fourth week of scheduled classes: No refund


Fall and Spring Semesters
(Subterm 1 and Subterm 2)

  • Until the end of the first week of scheduled classes: 100%
    • For Subterm I for a full Exit from the College (first 2 weeks)
  • After the end of the first week of scheduled classes: No refund


Winter Session

  • Add/drop period is end of first day of class: 100%
  • Until the end of the second day of class (not attended): 100%
  • After the end of the add/drop period: No refund


Summer Sessions

  • Prior to the start of scheduled classes: 100%
  • Until the end of the first week of class (not attended): 100%
  • Until the end of the third day of the add/drop period: 100%
  • After the end of the third day of the add/drop period: No refund

Please refer to the Academic Calendar page for exact dates.

With the exception of tuition, no refund is given on any other fees after the second week of classes.

Room and Meals

If a student fully withdrawals from the College prior to and up until the end of the second week of classes, only the $375 committee fee will be retained.  There is no refund of room or meal plan charges in case of a withdrawal after the second week of the semester.  If a student elects to move out of the residence hall and remains enrolled, the student will still be responsible for room and meal charges.

Return of Federal or State Aid

Federal Guidelines

In accordance with federal regulations, students who receive federal financial aid and withdraw from Lackawanna College during the first 60% of a semester will have their federal financial aid adjusted based on the percentage of the semester completed prior to the withdrawal. Students will be entitled to retain the same percentage of the federal financial aid received as the percentage of the semester completed. This percentage is calculated by dividing the number of days in the semester (excluding breaks of five days or longer) into the number of days completed prior to the withdrawal (excluding breaks of five days or longer). The date of withdrawal will be based on the official date of withdrawal or the last day of documented class attendance or academic activity as determine by the Registrar. The Office of Student Financial Services is required to complete the Return to Title IV Calculation Worksheet (R2T4) once the Registrar confirms last date of attendance or last date of academic activity, the funds will be returned accordingly in the following order:

  • Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loans
  • Federal Direct Subsidized Loans
  • Federal Direct PLUS Loans
  • Pell Grant
  • Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG)

The amount to be returned to a specific federal program may not exceed the total amount awards from that program.

Please refer to the Academic Calendar for specific start dates for each semester.

State Guidelines

The PA State Grant and other state grants will be adjusted in accordance with the agency’s stated guidelines before and after the disbursement of aid. PA State Grant funds are generally reduced by the same percentage as the tuition reduction received by students who withdraw from their programs of study. However, it should be noted that PHEAA reserves the right to make the final decision on the percentage of the reduction.

Credit Balance Policy

Title IV Credit Balances


If a credit balance remains on a student account after billed tuition, fees and other direct costs are fully paid and the credit balance is the result of Title IV funds only, the refund is automatically generated to the student. Students are responsible for any changes in awards that may occur after the refund is requested due to changes in their enrollment status or eligibility. Refunds are generated through the Office of Student Financial Services.

Other Credit Balances


If a credit balance remains on a student account after billed tuition, fees and other direct costs are fully paid, the resulting credit balance can be refunded to the student to apply to other costs of attendance expenses. Students are responsible for any changes that may occur after the refund is requested due to changes in their enrollment status or eligibility. Refunds are generated through the Office of Student Financial Services.

Credit balances are automatically refunded when a student ceases enrollment and any required adjustments or returns to tuition, fees, other direct costs, and financial aid awards are completed.