Withdrawals and Tuition Refunds
Before the Semester Begins
Students are enrolled in Lynchburg College for the full academic session. However, tuition will be billed on a semester basis. Therefore, for withdrawals prior to the beginning of a semester, a full refund will be made for that semester.
After the Semester Begins
If a student withdraws or is separated from the College for any reason other than a disability once the semester has started, a refund of the comprehensive fee (tuition, room and board) is made on the following basis:
|Refund Schedule||Refund Rate|
|Weeks 1-2||90 percent|
|Weeks 3-4||50 percent|
|Weeks 5-8||25 percent|
After the eighth week of the semester, there is no refund.
For a medical withdrawal in which the student is disabled for the remainder of the semester as certified by a legally qualified physician, the refund is 100 percent of the unused portion of semester fees (prorated). Drug abuse and normal pregnancies are not considered disabilities.
In the event the College takes a recess from classes during a pandemic, students will continue to be enrolled. There would be no refund for the semester charges for tuition, room or board unless a student officially withdraws. In those cases, the refund would be based on which week in the semester the student officially withdraws.
Refunds and Financial Aid
Federal regulations governing Title IV financial aid programs require that the aid office determine the amount of the refund that must be paid back to the financial aid programs if the student received aid for educational expenses. Therefore, some or all of a student's refund may be allocated to financial aid programs and not refunded to the student.