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Refunds

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.

 

 

Online Student Refunds

To drop or withdraw from an online course, students must send emails to [email protected]. Students within the American Sentinel College of Nursing and Health Science should reach out to their Academic Advisor. No other form of communication is acceptable for drops or withdrawals. The processing of tuition refunds will be according to the following schedule:

  1. 100% of tuition credit for online courses if notice of the drop prior to the start of the term.
  2. There will be no charges to students who fail to participate or those the University administratively withdraws them from courses.  

 

American Sentinel College of Nursing & Health Science Tuition Refunds

The following refund schedule applies to students within the term-based programs at American Sentinel School of Nursing (please note the differences in refund amounts for California students according to California Education Code for Private Postsecondary Institutions):

Effective Date of Withdrawal Refund Amount Refund Amount for California Students
Through the end of Week 1 100% 100%
During Week 2 80% 75%
During Week 3 60% 62.5%
During Week 4 40% 50%
During Week 5 20% 37.5%
After Week 5 No refund No refund

The following refund schedule applies to students in competency-based program at American Sentinel School of Nursing (please note the differences in refund amounts for California students):

Effective Date of Withdrawal Refund Amount Refund Amount for California Students
Through the end of Week 1 100% 100%
During Week 2 80% 87.5%
During Week 3 70% 81.25%
During Week 4 60% 75%
During Week 5 50% 68.75%
During Week 6 40% 62.5%
During Week 7 30% 56.25%
During Week 8 20% 50%
During Week 9 10% 43.75%
After Week 9 No refund No refund
Military Student Refunds

Military Program students must send emails to [email protected] and drop or withdraw from coursework through their respective military Tuition Assistance providers (GoArmyEd, etc.). Military Students within the American Sentinel College of Nursing and Health Science should reach out to their Academic Advisor. No other forms of communication are acceptable for drops or withdrawals. The processing of tuition refunds will occur according to the following schedule:

  1. 100% of tuition credit for online courses if notice of the drop occurs within the Add/Drop period.
  2. 50% of tuition charge for online courses if notice of the drop occurs one week after the Add/Drop period or by the third Friday of the term.
  3. There will be no charges to students who fail to participate or those the University administratively withdraws them from courses.

Military students within American Sentinel School of Nursing will follow the same refund schedule as all online students.

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

Unearned TA Policy: Military Tuition Assistance (TA) awards to a service member under the assumption that the service member will attend school for the entire award period.

If a service member withdraws on or before the 60 percent portion of the term, the service member will no longer be eligible for the full amount of Military TA funds originally awarded. To comply with the policy of the Department of Defense, Post University will return any unearned Military TA funds on a pro-rata basis through at least the 60 percent portion of the term of approval.

Post University will return any unearned Military TA funds directly to the military service, not to the service member. The calculation of the return may result in the service member owing a balance to the University. If the service member withdraws due to military service obligation, the University will work with the service member to identify a solution that will not result in a student debt for the returned TA portion.

A student’s official withdrawal date or the last date of attendance is the basis of calculating earned percentage of TA. The determination of a student’s official withdrawal is the last date of documented attendance submitted to the Registrar’s Office. Upon the determination of the last date of attendance, Post University will recalculate a student’s TA eligibility based on the following formula:

Numbers of days completed/total days of the course = Percent of TA earned

Return of Title IV Funds - Federal Aid

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.