Refund Policy

The University of Tennessee Health Science Center refunds are based on the tuition and fees determined by the Board of Trustees. If a student is receiving financial aid, refunds will be returned to the financial aid accounts, including lenders of student loans, before any money is returned to the student. Credit balances from all sources of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, with the possible exception of Title IV funds, will be applied to outstanding charges before a refund is issued.

Students who withdraw or are dismissed from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center may be entitled to a refund of tuition and fees. Refund percentages are based on total fees owed for the term enrolled, not the amount paid.

If a student withdraws (completely withdraw from all classes) or is dismissed before the first day of classes for the period of enrollment for which the student was charged, the university will refund 100% of the student's tuition and fees. Refunds are based solely on the official start date of the academic calendar and not the first day that a particular course meets. Failure to attend class does not automatically withdraw or drop a student for the term. The effective date of the withdrawal is the date the appropriate office is notified.

When a student drops one or more classes but not all classes, a percentage charge may be applicable for the hours the student drops. The percentage is based on the number of days between the first official day of class and the day the student officially drops hours. The following percentage assessment for dropped classes is based on the applicable semester hourly rate.

Amount of Refund by calendar days for the fall and spring terms:

  • Prior to beginning of academic term 100%
  • Day 1-7 90%
  • Day 8-14 80%
  • Day 15-21 60%
  • Day 22-28 40%
  • Day 29-end of term 0%

Summer school term is shorter than fall and spring. Therefore, refunding percentages will be as follows for summer term.

  • Prior to beginning of academic term 100%
  • Day 1-5 90%
  • Day 6-10 80%
  • Day 11-15 60%
  • Day 16-20 40%
  • Day 21-end of term 0%

A full (100%) refund of tuition and mandatory fees paid will be provided:

  1. To students called to active military or National Guard service during the period of enrollment.
  2. In the event of a death of a student during the period of enrollment.
  3. For course canceled by the University of Tennessee Health Science Center.
  4. To students who are compelled by the University of Tennessee Health Science Center to withdraw when it is determined that through the university error they were academically ineligible for enrollment or were not properly admitted to enroll for the course(s) being dropped. An appropriate official must certify in writing that this provision is applicable in each case.

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