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Erie, PA 16541
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Ruskin, FL 33573
For 14-week semesters, a percentage of tuition charged will be refunded as follows: 100% during the first week; 80% the second week; 60% the third week; 40% the fourth week; and no tuition refund thereafter. For fees, a 100% refund will be given during the first week; and no fee refund thereafter. For students using deferment plans, the percentage of refund is applied to the amount of tuition charged, not the deposit paid.
For 7 week courses, 100% tuition and fee refund for the first
week, 0% refund thereafter.
There is no financial adjustment for credits dropped between the flat rate (12-18 credits).
After the first week of the semester, there is no financial adjustment when a student drops from full-time to part-time.
Gannon adheres to the Federal Refund Policy for all students who receive Title IV Federal Funds. If a student completely withdraws from the University within the first 60% of the semester, all or a portion of federal aid may be returned. These policies are outlined in the online and print catalog or can be obtained by contacting the Financial Aid Office or the Department of Education.
The Financial Aid Office is required by federal statute to determine how much financial aid was earned by students who withdraw, drop out, are dismissed, or take a leave of absence prior to completing 60% of a payment period or term.
For a student who withdraws after the 60% point-in-time, there are no unearned funds. However, a school must still complete a Return calculation in order to determine whether the student is eligible for a post-withdrawal disbursement. The calculation is based on the percentage of earned aid using the following Federal Return of Title IV funds formula:
Students who find it necessary to withdraw from the University must fill out a withdrawal form available in the Student Success Center. Students can complete a temporary withdrawal (2 semesters or less) or a complete withdrawal. Students who withdraw for medical or mental health reasons must present appropriate documentation at the time of the withdrawal. These documents will be reviewed by Gannon’s Health Center or Counseling Director and could impact any refund as well as conditions for readmission to the University.
The withdrawal process includes an exit interview with staff from the Student Success Center, Student’s Academic advisor, Cashier’s office, Financial Aid office, the Registrar’s office, and, when applicable, the Residence Life office, International office, Counseling Center, or Health Center. Students must complete the withdrawal process within two working days from the date they start the process in the Student Success Center. Forms that do not reach the Registrar’s office with all of the required signatures will be considered incomplete and the student will not be withdrawn from the University.
Failure to comply with this regulation may result in the assignment of a grade of ‘F’ for all courses in which the student is currently enrolled and possible separation from the University. The student may also forfeit any rights of readmission to the University. When students withdraw they should refer to the Academic Calendar for the last day to withdraw from a course in order to receive withdrawal (X) grades. Withdrawal after this date will result in ‘F’ grades unless permission is granted by the student’s Academic Dean.
Every student receiving a federal grant and/or loan who completely withdraws officially or unofficially within the first 60% of the semester will be subject to a Title IV Return of Federal Funds review. This review will determine the portion of federal funds the student earned and the portion of federal funds the school must return to the Department of Education. Please refer to the Refund Policy in the University catalog for complete details.
Students that receive all F’s for a semester who did not formally withdraw will be reviewed by the Financial Aid Administrator to establish the students’ last date of attendance. If a student ceased attendance for all classes before 60% of the semester was over, that last date of attendance will be used. If a last date of attendance cannot be determined, the Financial Aid Administrator is required to process an “unofficial” withdrawal date using the mid-point of the semester to calculate unearned federal funds that must be returned to the appropriate federal aid program.
Students need to understand that, although they can withdraw from a semester with X grades, the Financial Aid Administrator must review and adjust federal aid disbursements made to any student receiving federal grants and/or loans based on their last date of attendance or unofficial withdrawal date. The student is responsible for any returned federal funds that results in a balance due on their student account. If payment is not made, the student will be liable for all reasonable collection costs, including attorney fees and other charges necessary for the collection of any amount not paid.
Withdrawal Policy for Students Called to Active Duty
1. The policy is based on the date the student(s) are called:
2. For students requesting a combination of Incompletes (“I grades) and Withdrawals (X grades):
(It is very important to note that, to be eligible for federal and state financial aid for subsequent semesters, students must complete a minimum of 12 credits. Students opting to combine Incomplete and Withdrawal grades may not have the financial aid resources available to them to continue their studies into the next semester.)
3. GU Gold Card – Students called to active duty and having funds remaining on their GU Gold card may request a refund at the time of withdrawal. Student account charges not related to tuition, fees, room and board will be deducted prior to issuing the refund.
Gannon University reserves the right to adjust all University grants, scholarships or funds if the student recipient receives additional grants, scholarships, or tuition assistance from any other internal or external source that exceeds regular billable charges and books.