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Spring 2020 Reimbursement Update

We hope that your family and you are well. Please visit this page regarding the university’s plan to provide relief from this semester’s unused housing, meal plan, and parking expenses, given the move to remote learning.

 

Salem State is committed to doing the best we can for you, however, we are awaiting details of the newly signed Federal legislation that will fund this reimbursement. The university will provide you with additional information about the payment timeline and method just as soon as we can.

 

The adjustment will be applied to any outstanding balance owed to the university first and students who received a housing grant will have their award amount adjusted as well.

 

Adjustments to tuition and fees will not be made because the semester is being completed through remote instruction. Resident students whose petition to remain on campus was approved are not eligible for an adjustment. We encourage you to check your student account online through your navigator account. 

 

Wishing your family and you good health,

Bonnie Galinski

Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management and the Student Navigation Center

 

IMPORTANT: The standard refund policy for tuition and fees will apply for the entirety of the spring 2020 semester.  The extension of the course and term withdrawal deadline for spring 2020 does not change the existing refund policy as instruction in spring 2020 courses will continue in a remote format.  Students choosing to withdraw past the designated time frame in the standard refund policy will not be eligible for tuition and fee refunds or pro-rations. 

 

NOTE: This page will be updated daily, or as we have additional information.
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Refund Policy

All undergraduate (degree-seeking) students who withdraw from school must complete the appropriate paperwork through the academic advising office. All graduate (degree-seeking) students who withdraw from school must complete the appropriate paperwork through the School of Graduate Studies. The date that notification is received from the student will be the official date of withdrawal. 

Credit card payments resulting in a refund will only be applied back to the credit card used.

Current Refund Policies

Undergraduate Day Students

The following is the current refund policy for all full-time and part-time day school students withdrawing from the university. The policy applies to tuition and mandatory fees for day classes only. Room and board charges are pro-rated based on usage. After the third week, there is no refund for room charges.  

Undergraduate day students in a 4+1 undergraduate/graduate program who enroll in graduate level courses as an undergraduate student will have graduate courses included in the "day" refund policy below. 

Undergraduates not in a 4+1 program who enroll in graduate level courses as a graduate student - please see the policy listed under Refund Policy - Evening and Graduate Classes.

All undergraduate matriculated (degree-seeking) students who withdraw from the university must complete the appropriate paperwork through the academic advising office.

Full Semester (Fall or Spring) withdrawal only

Time of Withdrawal Percentage of Refund
Through End of Add/drop

100%

Add/Drop +1-7 calendar days

80%

Add/Drop +8-14 calendar days

60%

After Add/Drop +15 calendar days

0%

Evening and Graduate Classes

The following are the current refund policies for evening and graduate classes. The policy goes into effect beginning in the fall of 2018, along with the new add/drop period for evening and graduate classes. If you have any specific questions regarding your refund, please contact the Student Navigation Center directly.

Fall and Spring Full Semester Courses

Time of Withdrawal Percentage of Refund

    Through End of Add/drop

100% refund
    Add/Drop +1-7 calendar days 80% tuition only refund
    Add/Drop +8-14 calendar days 60% tuition only refund
    After Add/Drop +15 calendar days No Refund 

Summer Sessions and other Short Sessions

Time of Withdrawal Percentage of Refund
    Add/Drop (1 business day after session start) 100% refund
    Add/Drop +1-6 calendar days 50% tuition only refund
    Add/Drop +7 calendar days No Refund

Special Format and Non-Credit Courses

Time of Withdrawal Percentage of Refund
    Add/Drop (First class meeting day) 100% refund
    After Add/Drop No Refund

 

NOTE: Refunds are based on session dates of scheduled classes, not on attendance or participation. The date a student processes their drop/withdrawal (either online via Navigator or in-person) is the official date for refund purposes. Refunds will be processed through the student accounts office and sent to students approximately 6 weeks after withdrawal notification by the student. Fees are refundable only during the add/drop period. We are not responsible for finance charges incurred on your credit card statement.

Online courses for the School of Continuing and Professional Studies and Graduate Studies

Online and hybrid class refunds are based on the start date of the class, which is always the first day of the term/session for the class.  Follow refund policies below for School of Continuing & Professional Studies and School of Graduate Studies. 

All graduate matriculated students who withdraw from school must complete the appropriate paperwork through the School of Graduate Studies.

Accelerated Nursing Program

Students will have to file a refund appeal.

*Previous Refund Policies

Refund policies prior to September 1, 2018, can be found here.

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