Refund Policy

The following individuals shall be entitled to a refund of all monies paid, with the exception of the nonrefundable application fee:

  • Applicants who are dismissed as a result of failing to meet the minimum entrance assessment score; or
  • Undergraduate students who choose to withdraw by the end of week 3 of the first term (within the Purdue Global trial period).  See First-Term Responsibilities.

Dropping Courses

Provided you remain enrolled in your program, you may drop a course prior to or during the first 7 calendar days of the course without any financial obligation. If you drop a course beyond the first 7 calendar days, you will incur 100 percent financial responsibility for the course. If you are enrolled in an ExcelTrack program, dropping a course beyond the first 7 calendar days is not permitted.

Notice to Students

Return of Title IV Financial Aid

If you withdraw or are dismissed from the University up through the 60 percent point in any payment period and received federal financial aid in the form of grants or loan funds, federal law requires that the University, and in some cases you, the student, return funds you did not earn to the U.S. Department of Education. In these situations, federal Title IV financial aid must be recalculated. Recalculation is based on the percentage of earned aid using the following Federal Return of Title IV Funds formula:

  1. To determine the percentage of the payment period or term completed, the number of days completed up to the last date of academic attendance is divided by the total days in the payment period or term. (Any break of 5 days or more is not counted as part of the days in the term.) This percentage is also the amount of Title IV financial aid earned.
  2. To determine the amount of aid to be returned, subtract the percentage of aid earned from 100 percent of the aid that could be disbursed and multiply it by the total amount of aid that could have been disbursed during the payment period or term as of the date you withdrew. Funds are returned to the appropriate federal program based on the percentage of unearned aid using the following formula: After the 60 percent point in the payment period, you will have earned 100 percent of the federal financial aid funds already disbursed to you. This calculation concerning federal financial aid is separate and distinct from the institutional refund policy, and may result in you owing additional funds to the University to cover tuition charges previously paid by federal financial aid prior to your withdrawal.
  3. If you earned less aid than was disbursed, the institution would be required to return a portion of the funds and you are required to return a portion of the funds. Keep in mind that when Title IV funds are returned, you, the student borrower, may owe a debt balance to the institution. If you earned more aid than was disbursed to you, the institution would owe you a post-withdrawal disbursement, which must be paid within 180 days of your withdrawal.
  4. If you plan to withdraw from the University, you should contact the Financial Aid or Business Office to determine the amount of funds that must be returned on your behalf, if applicable. All refunds due will be made within 45 days of your effective withdrawal date. The last date of actual attendance is used in calculating any refund amount. 

There are some Title IV funds that you may have been scheduled to receive that cannot be disbursed to you once you withdraw because of other eligibility requirements. For example, if you are a first-time, first-year undergraduate student and you have not completed the first 30 days of your program before you withdraw, you will not receive any of the Direct Loan funds that you would have received had you remained enrolled beyond 30 days. 

If you receive (or your school or parent receive on your behalf) excess Title IV program funds that must be returned, your school must return a portion of the excess funds equal to the lesser of: 

  1. Your institutional charges multiplied by the unearned percentage of your funds, or 
  2. The entire amount of excess funds. 

The school must return this amount even if it did not keep this amount of your Title IV program funds. If your school is not required to return all of the excess funds, you must return the remaining amount. 

For any loan funds that you must return, you (or your parent for a Direct PLUS Loan) repay in accordance with the terms of the promissory note. That is, you make scheduled payments to the holder of the loan over a period of time. Any amount of unearned grant funds that you must return is called an overpayment. The maximum amount of a grant overpayment that you must repay is half of the grant funds you received or were scheduled to receive. You do not have to repay a grant overpayment if the original amount of the overpayment is $50 or less. You must make arrangements with your school or the Department of Education to return the unearned grant funds. 

The requirements for Title IV program funds when you withdraw are separate from any refund policy that your school may have. Therefore, you may still owe funds to the school to cover unpaid institutional charges. Your school may also charge you for any Title IV program funds that the school was required to return. Your school can also provide you with the requirements and procedures for officially withdrawing from school.

Refunds are allocated in the following order:

  1. Unsubsidized Federal Stafford Loan
  2. Subsidized Federal Stafford Loan
  3. Federal Perkins Loan
  4. Federal Parent (FPLUS) Loan
  5. Federal Pell Grant
  6. Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant
  7. Other Title IV assistance
  8. Other state funds (unless otherwise mandated by the state)
  9. Private and institutional aid
  10. Student

Return of Unearned Tuition Assistance

Military Tuition Assistance (TA) is awarded under the assumption that you will attend school for the entire period for which the assistance is awarded.

If you withdraw or are dismissed, you may no longer be eligible for the full amount of TA funds originally awarded. The University will return any unearned TA funds on a proportional basis through at least the 60 percent point of the period for which the funds were provided, with unearned funds returned based upon your last date of attendance (LDA).

If you stop attending due to a military service obligation, and notify the University of that obligation, the University will work with you to identify solutions that will not result in a debt balance for the returned portion.

Calculation

When you officially withdraw or are dismissed from a course, the LDA will be used as the date of withdrawal.

Failure to start a course or attend a course for 21 consecutive calendar days (not including breaks; 14 calendar days for 6-week terms) is considered an "unofficial" withdrawal. In this case, the University will determine the LDA by reviewing the last date of activity within a course:

For online courses, the LDA is the last date a student made a contribution to the class or submitted an assignment. For onsite courses, the University will reach out to the professor to determine the LDA.

Once LDA has been determined, the University will recalculate your TA eligibility based on days attended in accordance with the Military Students Using Tuition Assistance Refund Chart.

Return of Funds

Determining eligibility for TA is course specific. The start and end dates will be used for each course to determine eligibility. Using the Military Students Using Tuition Assistance Refund Chart below, the University will be required to return some or all of the TA awarded to you if you did not complete at least 60 percent of each course, possibly creating a debt balance on your Purdue Global ledger.

Withdrawal After Commencement of Classes

The effective withdrawal date shall be the date on which any of the following occur:

  1. The date you notify the University of withdrawal or the date of withdrawal, whichever is earlier
  2. The beginning date of any term in which you fail to start classes
  3. The last date of attendance once you have accumulated any 21 consecutive calendar days of absences (not including breaks)
  4. The last date of attendance prior to the date when the University terminates your enrollment
  5. The date that you are scheduled to return from a leave of absence and fail to do so

All refunds due will be made within 45 days of your effective withdrawal date. The last date of attendance is used in calculating any refund amount.

Note: if you are participating in the Purdue Global Commitment and elect to continue beyond the first 3 weeks, you are responsible for the full tuition amount for that term.

Tuition Refund Chart

If you have completed the Purdue Global Commitment period or are a continuing student, you are subject to the Purdue Global Refund Policy and the Tuition Refund Chart. International students should refer to their International Enrollment Agreement.

Students Withdrawing Refund
Prior to the first day of the term 100% Tuition
During the first day through 10% of the term 90% Tuition1
After more than 10% and through 25% of the term 50% Tuition1
After more than 25% and through 50% of the term 25% Tuition1
After more than 50% and through 100% of the term 0% Tuition

Indiana Residents Tuition Refund Chart

For all students attending an Indiana Purdue Global location or Indiana residents attending Purdue Global online the following refund policy shall apply:

Students Withdrawing Refund
Prior to the first day of the term 100% Tuition
During the first 6 calendar days of the first term (first-time students only) 100% Tuition
During the first day through 10% of the term 90% Tuition1
After more than 10% and through 25% of the term 75% Tuition1
After more than 25% and through 50% of the term 50% Tuition1
After more than 50% and through 60% of the term 40% Tuition1
After more than 60% and through 100% of the term 0% Tuition

Iowa Residents Tuition Refund Chart

For all students attending an Iowa Purdue Global location or Iowa residents attending Purdue Global online the following refund policy shall apply:

Students Withdrawing Refund
Prior to the first day of the term 100%
During the first 6 days of the term (first time students only) 100% Tuition

For the remainder of the term until completion, the tuition refund will be calculated as follows:

  • Number of calendar days remaining in the term/number of calendar days in the term multiplied by the total tuition multiplied by 90%.
  • A term is considered completed if a student receives a letter grade of "A" through "D" for any class and no tuition refund will be granted.
  • No administrative fee will be charged to a student who withdraws from Purdue Global.

For Iowa Servicemembers and Their Spouses With Dependent Children

Any Purdue Global student residing in the state of Iowa who is a military servicemember (active duty, guard, or reservist) who gets deployed or mobilized, or is a spouse with a dependent child of a servicemember who gets deployed or mobilized, may request a full refund of tuition and fees for all classes attended in the term for which the deployment or mobilization occurred.

Maryland Residents Tuition Refund Chart

If you reside in the state of Maryland and withdraw or are terminated after completing only a portion of a course, program, or term within the applicable billing period, the institution shall pay a minimum refund as follows:

Proportion of Total Course, Program, or Term Completed as of Date of Withdrawal or Termination Refund
Less than 10% 90% Tuition
10% up to but not including 20% 80% Tuition
20% up to but not including 30% 60% Tuition
30% up to but not including 40% 40% Tuition
40% up to but not including 60% 20% Tuition
60% through 100% of the term 0% Tuition

The refund due shall be based on the date of withdrawal or termination and paid within 60 days from the date of withdrawal or termination. You will not be charged the $100 administrative fee if you withdraw from the University after completing 50 percent or more of any given term.

Florida Residents Tuition Refund Chart

If you reside in the state of Florida and withdraw or are terminated after completing only a portion of a course, program, or term within the applicable billing period, the institution shall pay a minimum refund as follows:

Students Withdrawing Refund
Prior to the first day of the term 100% Tuition
During the first 7 calendar days of each term 100% Tuition
After 7 calendar days and through 25% of the term 50% Tuition1
After more than 25% and through 50% of the term 25% Tuition1
After more than 50% and through 100% of the term 0% Tuition

Refunds shall be made within 30 days of the date of withdrawal or termination, not including the nonrefundable application fee or administrative fee.

Wisconsin Residents Tuition Refund Chart

For all students attending a Wisconsin Purdue Global location or Wisconsin residents attending Purdue Global online the following refund policy shall apply:

Students Withdrawing Refund
Prior to the first day of the term 100% Tuition
During the first 6 calendar days of the first term (first-time students only) 100% Tuition
During the first day through 10% of the term (continuing or restarting students) 90% Tuition1
After more than 10% and through 20% of the term 80% Tuition1
After more than 20% and through 30% of the term 70% Tuition1
After more than 30% and through 40% of the term 60% Tuition1
After more than 40% and through 50% of the term 50% Tuition1
After more than 50% and through 60% of the term 40% Tuition1
After more than 60% and through 100% of the term 0% Tuition

Military Students Using Tuition Assistance Refund Chart

If you are a military student using Tuition Assistance and withdraw or are dismissed after completing only a portion of a course, program, or term within the applicable billing period, the institution shall pay a minimum refund as follows:

10-Week Term Tracks – 70 Days

Days within the winter break are not counted toward the term period.
 
Students Withdrawing Refund
Prior to the first day of the term 100% Tuition
During the first 7 calendar days of the term 90% Tuition1
After more than 7 days and through day 14 of the term 80% Tuition1
After more than 14 days and through day 21 of the term 70% Tuition1
After more than 21 days and through day 28 of the term 60% Tuition1
After more than 28 days and through day 35 of the term 50% Tuition
After more than 35 days and through day 42 of the term 40% Tuition
After more than 42 days and through day 70 of the term 0% Tuition

6-Week Term Tracks – 42 Days

Days within the winter break are not counted toward the term period.
 
Students Withdrawing Refund
Prior to the first day of the term 100% Tuition
During the first 4 calendar days of the term 90% Tuition1
After more than 4 days and through day 8 of the term 80% Tuition1
After more than 8 days and through day 13 of the term 70% Tuition1
After more than 13 days and through day 17 of the term 60% Tuition1
After more than 17 days and through day 21 of the term 50% Tuition
After more than 21 days and through day 25 of the term 40% Tuition
After more than 25 days and through day 42 of the term 0% Tuition