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Withdrawals from College: Liability and Refunds

Liability for certain College expenses begins on the first day of classes. Students who withdraw are entitled to refunds of personal funds paid according to the information below:

Tuition, Activity Fee, Alumni Fee, Athletic Fee, Health Fee, Technology Fee, Transportation Fee: There is a seven-day liability period beginning on the first day of classes. For example, if classes begin on a Wednesday and a student withdraws prior to the following Wednesday, the refund would be calculated based on the First Week percentage.


Amount Refunded

Withdrawal During

(full semester course)

First Week


Second Week


Third Week


Fourth Week


Remainder of Semester


A student’s liability for tuition and fees is calculated at the time the student completes the official withdrawal process. Simply not attending classes does not reduce or cancel liability.

College Fee: refundable only if student withdraws prior to the first day of classes.

Course Fees: refundable only if student withdraws during the first week of class.

Room: if a student has registered and occupied a room beyond the first day of classes, then withdraws during the first four weeks of school, 75% of the room charge will be refunded. A student who withdraws during the second quarter will receive a 50% refund. Students withdrawing on or after the second half of the semester begins will receive no refund.

Dining Plans: Refund policy is established by Oneonta Auxiliary Services. The policy provides for a prorated refund taking into account an administrative overhead cost incurred, and the number of weeks in the semester which have passed at the time the student leaves the College. A student who withdraws from the College, or is found academically ineligible to continue after the Fall semester and prior to the beginning of the Spring semester, is not entitled to a refund for any unused declining balance amount. Similarly, any declining balance remaining at the end of Spring semester is forfeited. A copy of the refund policy is available by contacting O.A.S.

Student Health Insurance: refundable only if the student withdraws within the first 30 days of the semester, has not used the insurance, and requests a refund from Student Accounts within 30 days of the withdrawal.

General: a student who is dismissed prior to the end of an academic semester shall not be entitled to any refund of tuition and fees paid to the College.

Federal Aid Eligibility: Students are entitled to financial aid based on the percent of time in attendance. The unearned portion of aid will be calculated as of the day of withdrawal, returned to the aid program, and the student accordingly billed for any aid disbursed that was not earned. This calculation will occur whether a student officially withdraws or simply stops attending. Please consult the Financial Aid Office for further information.

Transcript Requests: All unpaid balances at the time of withdrawal must be paid in full before official College transcripts or grades will be released.

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