REFUND AND WITHDRAWAL POLICY
This following policy outlines possible refunds for students who withdraw from the university or cancel classes.
Reason for Policy/Purpose
This policy is required for the effective communication of university policy regarding refund and withdrawal from classes.
Who Needs to Know This Policy
All students attending The University of Southern Mississippi.
Website Address for this Policy
Students who find it necessary to withdraw from the university (or cancel classes prior to the first day of classes) must log on to their SOAR account and navigate to the Student Service Center. Select Drop All Classes to submit the online Withdrawal/Cancellation Authorization Form.
Refunds are based on the following (applies to withdrawals and dropped classes):
These schedule dates are posted in the Business Office.
Refunds are based on the assessment, not upon the amount paid by the student.
Appeals for refunds due to extenuating circumstances may be made in writing to Business Services, 118 College Drive #5133, Hattiesburg, MS 39406‐0000. Appeals must be received prior to the end of the academic year.
Refunds/returns of Title IV funds for students who participate in SFA (Student Financial Assistance) programs are calculated based on federal regulations. The processing steps for determining refunds/returns are available in Business Services, Forrest County Hall, Room 101.
The Director of Student Financial Services is responsible for the review of this policy every four years (or whenever circumstances require immediate review).
Amendments: Month, Day, Year – summary of changes
11/01/11: Formatted for Institutional Research website.
02/20/13: Formatted for template. Minor editing of punctuation and word usage throughout.
08/07/14: Updated for new 2014 calendar revisions.