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Online Student Refunds

To drop or withdraw from an online course, students must send emails to online@post.edu. No other form of communication will be accepted for drops or withdrawals. Tuition refunds will be processed according to the following schedule:

  1. 100% of tuition will be credited for online courses if notice of the drop is received prior to the start of the term.

  2. $150 per course will be charged for online courses if notice of the drop is received by 5:00 PM EST of the first Friday of the term.

  3. Students who fail to participate and are administratively removed from the courses will not be charged.

Military Program students must send emails to online@post.edu and drop or withdraw coursework through their respective military Tuition Assistance providers (GoArmyEd, etc.). No other forms of communication will be accepted for drops or withdrawals. Tuition refunds will be processed according to the following schedule:

  1. 100% of tuition will be credited for online courses if notice of the drop is received within the Add/Drop period.

  2. 50% of tuition will be charged for online courses if notice of the drop is received one week after the Add/Drop period or by the third Friday of the term.

  3. Students who fail to participate and are administratively removed from their courses will not be charged.

Post University reserves the right to make changes to tuition or tuition policies at any time.

State Specific Refund Policies
Certain states require specific policies regarding refunds of tuition and fees charged for students from those states taking online courses. If the students taking online courses are residents of Kentucky, Maryland, Nevada, New Mexico, or Oregon, the following refund policy applies:

 Kentucky, Maryland, Nevada, New Mexico, and Oregon
 Weeks Attended  
Refund for 8-Week Term 
 Week One 100%
 Week Two 80%
 Week Three 65%
 Week Four 50%
 Week Five 40%
 Weeks Six-Eight 0%


If the students taking online courses are residents of Wisconsin or Iowa, the following refund policy applies:

Wisconsin and Iowa
  Days Attended  
  Refund for 8-Week Term  
 Days 0-7 100%
 Days 8-14 86%
 Days 15-21 73%
 Days 22-33 61%
 Days 34-56 0%


If students are not residents of the aforementioned states, Post University’s tuition refund policy applies.

Campus Student Refunds

Since faculty and staff salaries are made in advance of course activities and the cost of the physical campus are fixed, Post University must have a limited refund policy. Only after a student's written notice of withdrawal is received by the Registrar will a refund be considered. The date of receipt by the Registrar will be the official withdrawal date. The Registrar will determine the period of attendance and the Office of Student Accounts will calculate the refund and/or repayments to the federal, state, and Post University financial aid programs.

Room Deposits

Room deposits are non-refundable.  

Return of Title IV Funds - Federal Aid

Title IV funds are awarded to students under the assumption that students will complete the periods for which the Federal Student Aid is awarded. When students receiving Title IV Federal Student Aid are considered withdrawn for Title IV purposes, reviews of eligibility are conducted to determine earned and unearned portions of Title IV aid. Students are considered withdrawn if they are administratively withdrawn, academically dismissed, judicially dismissed, or officially withdrawn.

For Federal Student Aid purposes, students will be considered withdrawn from payment periods if the students do not complete all of the scheduled days. This includes those who fail to earn grades or withdraw from all courses and do not confirm future enrollment.

If students withdraw or are dismissed, or otherwise do not complete the payment period, Federal Return to Title IV Funds calculations (R2T4) are processed as required by U.S. Department of Education. The Return to Title IV Funds calculations determine the amount of Title IV aid students have earned. The returns are calculated on a prorated basis from the students’ last dates of attendance. Depending on the outcome of the calculation, Post University will return students’ Title IV financial funding if the withdrawal(s) occurs before the students complete 60% of the payment period. The formula is a calculation of the number of days attended divided by the number of total days in the payment period. The resulting percentage is used to determine aid earned.

If students earn less than the amount disbursed, Post University is required to return a portion of those funds to the Department of Education. The funds are returned in the following order:
1. Unsubsidized Direct Stafford loans.
2. Subsidized Direct Stafford loans.
3. Direct PLUS loans.
4. Federal Pell Grants.
5. Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants (FSEOG).

If students are eligible for undisbursed Title IV funds, also known as post-withdrawal disbursements, notifications will be sent to the students. Without obtaining students’ permissions, Title IV grant funds from post-withdrawal disbursements will be credited to students’ accounts to pay for tuition, fees, and room and board, or disbursed directly to students, unless Title IV Grant Funds are declined within 14 days of notification. If post-withdrawal disbursements include loan funds, students’ acceptances to release all or a portion of the loan amounts must be received within 14 days of notification. Students may also authorize Post University to apply the funds to any prior outstanding balances that are greater than $200. In order for the students to receive post-withdrawal disbursements, all eligibility requirements must have been met. Any excess funds remaining after a return of Title IV funds or post-withdrawal disbursement will be refunded to the students.

Student Refund Selection

For more information, please visit the Office of Student Finance's Student Refund Selection page.