The College refunds all overpayments or excess loan fund distributions each semester, after the finalization of financial aid and registration. Checks made payable to the student (with the exception of refunds resulting from a PLUS Loan (Parent Loan), which are made payable to the parent) are mailed to the permanent home address. Fall semester refunds are issued in mid-November and Spring semester refunds are issued in mid-March. Interim refunds will be issued in mid-May.
Return of any portion of the comprehensive fee paid will be made only in the case of permanent withdrawal from the college. The amount of any refund is determined by the schedule below:
|During the first 5 days of class
|Between the 6th and 21st day of class
|After the 21st day of class
The college will return the unearned portion of federal (Title IV) student aid based on a percentage of the comprehensive fee for the period. After 60% of the payment period has elapsed, a student is no longer eligible for a refund for that period. A detailed explanation of the refund calculation for federal student aid is included annually in the college's Financial Aid Handbook or is available from the Financial Aid Office. The college reserves the right to alter the published refund schedule annually to conform to regulations.
Parent PLUS Loan Borrowers
Parent PLUS Loan funds are applied to the student's account first before other financial aid funds or payments are applied. If a Parent PLUS Loan exceeds the total charges on account creating a credit balance excess funds will be returned to the parent borrower unless the parent has authorized the funds to be directed to the student.
For Non-Travel/Study Interim courses that require participants to pay additional fees, the deadline to drop the Interim course without financial penalty is March 26. In the event a student wishes to drop an Interim course after this date, the student will be permitted to drop or add any Interim course by visiting the Office of the Registrar in person; however, the student will remain liable for the course fee associated with the Interim course that was dropped, as well as any additional fee associated with the Interim course added.
For Travel/Study Projects (Domestic and International), please visit this link, https://wofford.studioabroad.com/ to log in to your online account for more information on refund policies.
Interim courses that require participants to pay additional fees and have excess funds remaining at the end of the program will be refunded equally to each participant. Refunds will not be processed for amounts less than $75. Interim refund amounts will be credited to the student's account and any credit balance created will be refunded with normal Interim/Spring refund schedule in mid-March.
Paid reservation deposits are non-refundable. If a student withdraws from the College after payment of the reservation deposit, the paid deposit is forfeited.
Any residence hall damages for which the student is held responsible are applied against the residence hall security deposit held by the College. Students that are currently enrolled when a charge is applied against their deposit will be billed the same amount to bring their deposit to the required $250. At the time a student ceases to reserve or reside in College housing, the balance of the deposit after any outstanding charges due to the College have been applied becomes refundable. Refunds may be processed within sixty days of a student’s withdrawal or graduation. In place of a refund, students may request that any remaining deposit amounts be donated to the College for a purpose determined by each graduating class.