Refund Policy

Federal regulations require that each institution publish its refund policy and make the information available to students upon request. Examples of the application of this policy are available upon request. Because the University of Nebraska-Lincoln does not charge full tuition at the beginning of the enrollment period, this is a billing policy rather than a refund policy. Tuition and fees will be billed to students receiving financial aid who withdraw according to the following schedule:

Withdrawal TimePercentage of Tuition/ Fees Billed
1st Week 0%
2nd Week 25%
3rd Week 50%
4th Week 75%
5th Week 100%

 

Any refunds from payment of tuition, fees, and campus housing charges or any refunds created by a reduction in charges resulting from withdrawal from classes may be returned to financial aid funds if you received federal financial aid during that semester.

Return of Title IV Funds

All students receiving federal Title IV financial assistance who withdraw will be subject to a calculation that determines 'earned' and 'unearned' Title IV funds.

Calculation of Title IV assistance earned
Up through the 60 percent point in time, the percentage of assistance earned is equal to the percentage of the payment period or period of enrollment for which it was awarded that was completed as of the day the student withdrew. If the student withdrawal occurs after the 60 percent point, then the percentage is 100 percent. That earned percentage is applied to the total amount of Title IV grant and loan assistance that was disbursed (and that could have been disbursed) to the student for the payment period or enrollment for which it was awarded as of the day the student withdrew.

Calculation of Title IV assistance not earned
The amount of Title IV grant and loan assistance not earned by the student is calculated by determining the complement of the percentage of assistance the student earned and applying it to the total amount of grant and loan assistance that was disbursed (and that could have been disbursed) to the student for the payment period or period of enrollment as of the day the student withdrew.

The amount the school must return to the federal aid programs is the lesser of the unearned amount of Title IV assistance or the institutional charges incurred, multiplied by the unearned percentage. Title IV funds will be returned to the various federal aid programs in the following order:

  1. Federal Unsubsidized Stafford Loan
  2. Federal Subsidized Stafford Loan
  3. Federal Perkins Loan
  4. Graduate PLUS Loan
  5. Federal Direct PLUS Loan
  6. Federal Pell Grant
  7. Federal SEOG