Fall 2014 Withdrawal Refund Dates

Students dropping all courses and withdrawing from the University should obtain the Official Withdrawal and/or Leave of Absence form from the Office of the Registrar Learning Center Room 109.  The student must obtain all signatures designated and return the form to the Office of the Registrar, Learning Center Room 109.   The last day to officially withdraw is the last day of classes.  Refunds are granted only in the event of a complete official withdrawal from Lander University according to the following schedule:


Dates Percentage
Through September 4, 2015 100%
September 5 - September 9, 2015 90%
September 10 - September 25, 2015 50%
September 26 - October 21, 2015 25%
After October 21, 2015 NO REFUND

No refunds or reductions of basic charges will be made when a full-time student drops to part-time status later than September 4, 2015. No refund will be made to part-time students for reduction of hours later than September 4, 2015. Refunds for Housing are based on a contractual agreement. Contact housing for more information.

Important Notice
Students who receive Title IV Funds (Federal Pell Grant, FSEOG, Perkins Loan, Federal Direct Loans (Unsub or Sub) or Federal Direct Plus Loans) and withdraw completely from the University are subject to the Return of Title IV Funds regulations.  Students with funds from any of these programs "earn" their financial aid dollars while enrolled. If a student withdraws prior to completing 60% of a term, a pro-rated portion of the federal financial aid dollars must be considered "UNEARNED" and returned to the federal programs. Unearned financial aid dollars, which have to be returned to the federal aid programs, could cause students to owe the university a significant amount upon withdrawal.

In addition to the amount of federal aid that Lander must return, students who received financial aid for other educational costs, including off-campus living expenses, may be required to repay a portion of those funds to the federal programs. Failure to return aid due to the federal aid programs will result in loss of eligibility for federal financial aid assistance.

Federal aid funds to be returned are distributed to the programs in the following order:
Unsubsidized Federal Direct Loan
Subsidized Federal Direct Loan
Perkins Loan
Federal Direct Parent Plus Loan
Federal Direct Grad Plus Loan
Pell Grant
Federal SEOG