Refunds of Tuition and Fees
A student must withdraw from all courses for the semester (or reduce their registered course load from full-time to part-time) by the last day of Add/Drop in order to be eligible for a refund. The computing of all refunds will be based upon the date of receipt shown on the written notice or Intent to Withdraw Form. Refunds are not based upon the date of last class attendance. A student who leaves school without officially withdrawing from The College forfeits all rights to a refund or to a reduction in his or her account.
The College uses the following policy to determine the amount of refund:
- 1. A student withdrawing from The College on or before the official last day of Add/Drop shall receive a 100 percent refund of applicable tuition and fees* paid.
- 2. A student reducing his/her load in a manner that results in a decrease in billable tuition and application fees* on or before the last official day of Add/Drop shall receive a 100 percent refund of the reduced amount. Reductions in load after the last official day of Add/Drop will not result in refunds.
- 3. A student withdrawing from The College after the official end of Add/Drop but before the end of the third week of classes in the fall and spring semesters shall receive a 75 percent refund of applicable tuition and fees* paid.
- 4. A student withdrawing from The College after the official end of Add/Drop but before the end of the fifth week of classes in the fall and spring semesters shall receive a 50 percent refund of applicable tuition and fees* paid.
- 5. A student withdrawing from The College after the fifth week of class shall receive no refund.
- 6. Summer withdrawal policies are different. Please consult the Summer Schedule of Classes.
- 7. Students receiving federal Title IV financial aid funds must contact the Office of Student Accounts before withdrawing.
* Only General Services, Student Activity, Student Center, Student Services Fees, and Computer Access Fees.
Formal withdrawal deadline dates may be obtained from the Office of Records and Registration. Should the withdrawal result in a refund, a check will be forwarded to the student’s permanent address.
Student Refund processing will begin the week of September 20th for the Fall 2021 semester. Once processed, refunds will be issued within 14 days.
Direct Deposit for Student Refunds
Students have the option to receive their student refund via direct deposit. The process for enrolling into direct deposit is completed by visiting your PAWS account. Once enrolled into direct deposit, any future refunds created by a credit on your student account will be directly deposited into the provided account. For more details, please visit: Student Refund Direct Deposit Instructions
Refunds for Students Receiving Federal Title IV Funds
Federal regulations require that a pro-rata portion of Title IV funds be refunded to the funding source if students withdraw from The College. Students may, therefore, incur a liability to The College of New Jersey and should consult with the Office of Student Financial Assistance, Green Hall 101 prior to withdrawing.
Withdrawing from the College
To withdraw officially, a student should initiate the withdrawal process in the Office of Records and Registration.
Loan Exit Interview Requirements
Students who withdraw from TCNJ, even for just one semester, and borrowed a student loan, will be required to complete a “Loan Exit Interview” to comply with College policy and federal regulations. Students who do not complete a Loan Exit Interview may have registration and transcript holds placed on their academic records. You will be notified by our office as to the appropriate steps to follow in order to fulfill this requirement.