Jun 30, 2022  
2022-2023 University Bulletin (Preliminary) 
    
2022-2023 University Bulletin (Preliminary)

Admissions, Financial Aid, and Student Accounts (Tuition and Fees)


Admission of Undergraduate Students

 

Admission of Graduate Students

 

University Admission Policies

 

Student Accounts - Tuition and Fees

 
   

Admission of Undergraduate Students

Admission to Dominican University is open to individuals who are prepared academically to undertake a rigorous liberal arts program. Applicants for freshman admission are considered based on probable success as determined by grades in a college preparatory program, standardized test scores (optional), and class rank (for those applicants from high schools using a class rank). Transfer students are primarily evaluated based on course work completed at previous colleges and universities; in some cases, the high school record is considered. Admission decisions are announced on a rolling basis. Students are required to pay a tuition deposit after they have been accepted. The deposit is refundable until May 1 for students entering in the fall term and November 1 for students entering in the spring term. Housing arrangements may be made after the tuition deposit is paid. A housing application and deposit also are required for students planning to live on campus. Prospective students are urged to meet individually with an admission counselor and tour the campus. Other on-campus events are available throughout the year. Students needing special accommodations for such events are asked to contact the Office of Undergraduate Admission prior to the event.

All application materials become the property of Dominican University. Providing incomplete or inaccurate information regarding a previous academic record on an admission application form is grounds for denial of admission.

Admission From Secondary School Requirements

Entrance requirements for the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degree programs include a high school cumulative grade point average of 2.7 with special attention to grades in college preparatory courses; rank in the upper half of the high school graduating class (if available); and completion of 16 units of college preparatory work, including 14 in a combination of English, mathematics, social sciences, laboratory science, and foreign language. While standardized test scores, such as the ACT or SAT, will be accepted, they are not required to detemine admission for fall 2023. Factors such as leadership, personal qualities, and co-curricular activities also are considered. Proof of high school graduation and proof of state-required immunization must be presented prior to enrolling at the university. Dominican University recognizes the General Education Development (GED) diploma in lieu of a high school diploma.

Application Procedure

Applicants for admission to the freshman class are responsible for having the following documents sent to the university:

  1. The completed application, including an essay, which can be accessed from at www.dom.edu/apply or www.commonapp.org
  2. An official high school transcript and college transcript (when applicable); and
  3. Official SAT or ACT Composite (optional)

Advanced Placement (AP)

High school students are encouraged to take advanced placement tests and to apply for college-level academic credit based on the results. There is no maximum of credit awarded through AP examinations. Students must have official scores sent to Dominican University, Office of Undergraduate Admission.

International Baccalaureate (IB)

Dominican University recognizes the rigorous nature of the International Baccalaureate program and awards individual course credit for scores of four or above on higher-level IB examinations. Students may be awarded up to 30 semester hours of advanced standing for appropriate scores on higher-level examinations. For additional information, contact the Rosary College of Arts.

College Level Examination Program (CLEP)

Subject to acceptable scores and to certain departmental qualifications, credit is granted for College Level Examination Program tests in various subject areas.

A maximum of 28 semester hours of credit may be granted with no more than 12 semester hours in one subject area. Students must have official scores sent to Dominican University. For additional information, contact the Rosary College of Arts and Sciences office at (708) 524-6814.

Information about the College Level Examination Program can be secured at clep.collegeboard.org.

Seal of Biliteracy

Dominican University recognizes the Illinois State Seal of Biliteracy as evidence of a student having attained a high level of proficiency in one or more languages in addition to English.  Accordingly, students whose high school transcripts indicate receipt of the State Seal of Biliteracy in French, Italian, or Spanish shall receive three elective credits in each of the targeted world languages for which the Seal is being awarded.  These credits may be counted towards the major or minor in the respective language.  However, fulfillment of the language requirement and placement into the French, Italian, or Spanish language sequence is determined by Dominican University Assessment.  Students may utilize either AP scores of 4 or 5 or the Seal of Biliteracy for course credit, but not both.

Admission to Honors Degree Program

Incoming full-time freshmen of superior ability are selected to participate in the honors degree program. Normally, students with a 4.50 or greater weighted grade point average, and who have completed honors or advanced placement classes in high school, are chosen for the honors program. Freshmen with a 3.75-4.49 weighted grade point average will be considered. Transfer students who meet comparable criteria in their previous college work may be eligible for the honors program.

Early Enrollment to Dominican University

Students wishing to begin college classes before receiving the high school diploma will be considered for admission to the freshman class upon completion of the junior year and fulfillment of the following conditions:

  1. Recommendation for admission to Dominican University by the high school principal or counselor and at least one high school teacher; 
  2. Completion of not fewer than 14 units acceptable toward admission to Dominican University, 11 of which shall be in subjects prescribed for admission; and
  3. On-campus interview with the appropriate admission counselor responsible for the applicant’s high school. 

Conditional Admission Opportunities

Dominican University admits a limited number of students each year who do not meet all the regular admission requirements but who have demonstrated the potential to complete university course work successfully. For these students, a condition of admission may be participation in the summer Transitions program or enrollment in the Blue Print for Academic Success. In cases where the Admission Committee believes that it is in the student’s best interest it may limit the number of hours a student can take in the first term of enrollment.

Admission of Transfer Students

A transfer student is one who has been accepted with at least 12 semester hours of transferable college credit. Students in good standing from regionally accredited two-year or four-year colleges will be considered for admission.

Candidates applying as transfer students are responsible for having the following documents sent to the university:

  1. The completed university application form;
  2. Official transcripts from each college and university attended; and
  3. The official high school transcript, when requested.

Transfer Credit

Transfer credit is generally granted for courses comparable to those offered by Dominican University that were successfully completed with a grade of “C-” or above at another regionally accredited institution. The university will evaluate all hours submitted by the transfer applicant and reserves the right to accept or deny any of the credits for transfer. Upon receipt of official transcripts, Stars Connect, in consultation with the appropriate academic department(s), will officially assess transfer credit after a transfer student has been formally admitted and has declared a major; only those hours that satisfy requirements will be applied to the degree and included in the student’s cumulative earned hours (grade points from transfer courses are not included in the Dominican grade point average). Up to 68 semester hours are accepted in transfer from a two-year school and up to 90 semester hours are accepted from four-year colleges and universities (see residency requirements). Four semester hours in physical education, health or recreation courses can be applied toward the 124 total semester hours required for a bachelor’s degree.

Second Bachelor’s Degree

Students holding a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution (including Dominican) may receive a second bachelor’s degree from Dominican University provided that:

  1. All university general education requirements, foundation and area requirements, and major requirements are met;
  2. A minimum of 34 semester hours is earned in residence at Dominican University; and
  3. A cumulative grade point average of 2.00 is attained. Transfer student restrictions apply to second baccalaureate degree candidates.

Transfer student admission requirements and procedures apply to second B.A. or B.S. candidates.

  1. While candidates seeking a second B.A. or B.S. cannot receive financial assistance through the FAFSA, they can receive a Transfer Merit Scholarship for the amount that corresponds with their cumulative grade point average.

Admission of International Students

Applicants from countries where English is not the primary language must demonstrate proficiency in the English language.  Acceptable English proficiency exams/programs would include:

  1. The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) with a score of 79-80; or
  2. The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) band score of 7 or better; or
  3. The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTEA) score of 53 or better; or
  4. Successful completion of Level 112 from an ELS Languague Center.

International students who have completed English 101 and 102 (or equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher at a regionally accredited US college or university are exempt from the above requirement.

Official credentials and notarized translations must be sent to the Office of Undergraduate Admission. For advanced standing and/or transfer credit, students must submit official transcripts to be evaluated by Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE) or another approved agency at their own expense. This official evaluation, along with the official college/university transcript, must be submitted directly to the university.

International students should be advised that they must pay the first semester’s tuition, fees, and room and board in full prior to beginning classes. International students are advised that limited financial aid is available to them from the university. The magnitude of educational and living costs should be clearly defined.

Information needed to complete the I-20 form will be collected for all international students, including information regarding financial support.

The International Student Advisor will issue the I-20 form after the student has been accepted for admission and provided all required documents, including evidence of financial support. Students with a B-2 (tourist) visa are not permitted to study in the United States.  Students with an F-2 visa are permitted to study on a part-time basis only.  

All I-20 forms will be transmitted directly to the student electronically.  We will not mail any I-20 forms.

Degree Completion Agreements

Dominican University, in partnership with over 10 area community colleges, offers a number of degree completion programs. Generally, completing certain programs at one of these colleges admits the student into a bachelor’s degree program at Dominican. Please contact the Office of Undergraduate Admission for a complete listing of degree completion programs.

Admission to Certificate or Licensure Programs

Students admitted to certificate or licensure programs will follow the same procedures as outlined for degree-seeking students. Students accepted into certificate programs may apply those credits toward a bachelor’s degree. The change of status must be filed with the Office of the Registrar.

Admission as an Undergraduate Student-at-Large

Students who are not seeking a degree and who have graduated from high school or earned a GED may be admitted as students-at-large. Students-at-large need to complete a special application and present official transcripts for high school and any previous college work. The college transcripts will serve to verify 1) whether specific prerequisite courses had been taken, and 2) that the student was in good standing at the most recent institution.

Students-at-large may register for up to 30 semester hours of credit before they must change to degree-seeking status. Credits earned as students-at-large at Dominican may then be applied to satisfy degree requirements.

They must meet all admission requirements when applying for degree-seeking status and are subject to all academic rules and regulations during their attendance at the university.

Students seeking teacher licensure or Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education (CADE) certification, or students registering for certificate and/or licensure programs, may not apply as students-at-large. Students-at-large are not eligible for financial aid.

Tuition Exchanges

Dominican University participates in the Catholic College Cooperative Tuition Exchange (CCCTE), the Council of Independent Colleges Tuition Exchange (CIC-TEP), and Tuition Exchange (TE). Dependents of employees of participating institutions are eligible for tuition benefits at Dominican University. Additional information on these tuition exchanges is available in the Office of Undergraduate Admission.

Admission of Graduate Students

Admission Requirements

Applicants to a Dominican University master’s degree program are required to submit official transcripts from a regionally accredited college or university showing the conferral of a bachelor’s degree. Applicant’s to the PhD program are required to submit official transcripts from a regionally accredited college or university showing conferral of a master’s degree. Additional admission requirements are outlined in each school’s profile and/or included with graduate program listings.

Student at Large

Applicants interested in enrolling in a class or classes as a student-at-large-with no intention of completing a degree or other program-need to apply through the college or school that offers the course(s) they are interested in taking.

International Students

Applicants who were educated outside of the United States and/or students requiring a student visa must:

  • Meet the requirements for admission as outlined in each school’s profile and/or included with the graduate program listing
  • Demonstrate English language proficiency (if English is not the applicant’s primary language) by

    • completing a bachelors degree for which the primary language of instruction was English,

    • completion of ELS Level 112,

    • scoring 83 or better on the Internet-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL),

    • scoring 7.0 or higher on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS); Brennan School of Business accepts an IELTS score of 6.5 or higher.

  • Have official credentialed evaluations completed by Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc. (ECE) or another approved agency at the applicant’s expense in order to confirm the student has completed the equivalent of bachelor’s degree (or, where appropriate, master’s degree) at an accredited institution.

Following admission, Dominican can assist with immigration requirements. Dominican is authorized by the U.S. Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services to issue SEVIS I-20s and DS 2019s for students living abroad or those wishing to transfer their SEVIS records. International students requiring an I-20 form for the F-1 student visa must show evidence of sufficient funds to cover a full year of tuition, fees, and living expenses including:

  • Housing costs, whether room and board in university residence halls or off-campus housing; these costs are the student’s responsibility
  • Medical insurance (international students are automatically enrolled in the Student Health Insurance Plan via the Dominican Wellness Center unless they can document existing coverage that is equal to or better than the student plan offered)
  • Books and personal items
  • Support during such times when the university is not in session

University Admission Policies

Dominican University does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, religion, national or ethnic origin, disability, age, marital status, political orientation, sexual orientation or diverse lifestyle in the administration of its educational policies, admission policies, scholarships, loan programs or any other program administered by the university.

Applications

  • Only completed application files will be reviewed by the admission committee.
  • Providing incomplete or inaccurate information regarding a previous academic record on an admission application is grounds for denial of admission.
  • All application materials become the property of Dominican University; no credentials will be returned to the applicant.
  • Students admitted to an undergraduate program of study may defer their enrollment for a maximum of one semester; students admitted to a graduate program of study may defer their enrollment for a maximum of one year. After that, it is necessary to reapply. 
  • Applicants who have withdrawn their application after it has been submitted must reapply for further consideration.

Students with Special Needs

At Dominican University, no qualified individual with a disability will be excluded from participation in or be denied the benefits of the services, programs, or activities of the university. The Office of the Dean of Students is a university resource promoting barrier-free environments (physical, program, information, attitude) and assisting the university in meeting its obligations under federal statutes and school tradition with regard to the rights of students with disabilities.

The Office of the Dean of Students coordinates providing necessary and appropriate services for students with special needs. Upon receipt of appropriate documentation of disability, the office assists by providing or arranging appropriate auxiliary aids and services, reasonable accommodations, academic adjustments, and consultation. In some instances, the Office of the Dean of Students acts as a liaison with other appropriate state and federal agencies.

Students are encouraged to meet individually with the Dean of Dtudents to determine what specific services and accommodations are needed. It is the responsibility of the student to make requests for auxiliary aids or special services at least three weeks prior to the start of a program or class.

The disability grievance procedure can be found in the student handbook, which can be requested from the Office of the Dean of Students.

Immunization Policy

Students registering for post-secondary education must submit to the university evidence of immunity against those diseases specified in the rules and regulations promulgated by the Illinois Department of Public Health. All students registered for more than half time are required to meet all requirements necessary for compliance. If medical or religious reasons prevent a student from being immunized, a waiver can be submitted for consideration and, if approved, will be placed in the student’s file. Students born prior to January 1, 1957, are considered to be immune to measles, mumps, and rubella. However, students must submit to student health services proof of a tetanus immunization within the last 10 years and proof of their birth date. Failure to comply with the law will result in the assessment of fines and/or withholding of grades and transcripts until compliance is complete. Immunization records are available from high schools or from personal physicians and are to be submitted to the Wellness Center. Any questions regarding immunization records should be directed to the Wellness Center.

Eligibility to Use Veterans Benefits

Dominican University is approved by the State Approving Agency for the training of veterans and is a participant in the Yellow Ribbon Program for the Post-9/11 GI Bill*. Veterans should obtain a certificate of eligibility from their local veterans administration office at least one month before they plan to enter college. 

*GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at https://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill . Veterans should obtain a certificate of eligibility from their local veterans administration office at least one month before they plan to enter college.

Financial Aid

The financial aid program at Dominican University provides assistance to students whose personal and family resources cannot meet the cost of education. Assistance is in the form of federal, state, and institutional grants, loans, and employment. Only those students who have been accepted for admission are considered for financial aid.

An applicant’s aid eligibility will be determined by an evaluation of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). To be eligible for federal and state aid, students must be degree-seeking United States citizens or permanent residents.  Also, students who are ineligible to file the FAFSA and are Illinois residents, can review the Alternative Application for Illinois Financial Aid and see if they are eligible to complete it for consideration for the State of IL MAP Grant (Est). To remain eligible for financial aid, students must maintain satisfactory academic progress.  Students are also required to complete annual submission of the FAFSA or the Alternative Application for Illinois Financial Aid to receive federal and state aid.  Students can visit the Dominican University website for more details on financial aid.  

Financial Aid Application Process

 Students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or the Alternative Application for Illinois Financial Aid to be considered for federal and/or state financial aid. Students must list Dominican University (FAFSA school code 001750) as the institution to receive the information. Both returning students and new students are encouraged to file their FAFSA  or Alternative Application for Illinois Financial Aid as soon after October 1 as possible. Some students may be required to submit additional information.

Student Accounts-Tuition and Fees

Costs 2022 - 2023 Academic Year

New students:    Upon acceptance to Dominican University (DU), new students are required to make a $200 tuition deposit.  New students who intend to live on campus are required to make a separate $200 housing deposit.  The deposits will be credited to the student’s tuition balance after the Add-Drop Period, see below. Tuition and housing deposits can be refunded if the student cancels by the deadline date (May 1 for the fall semester and November 1 for the spring semester).  If cancelled after that deadline date, the deposit(s) will be forfeited. Students can make tuition deposits and payments via DU’s online payment portal or with the Stars Connect Office. 

Current students who intend to live on campus are required to make a $50 housing deposit. The housing deposit will be credited to the student’s tuition balance after the Add-Drop period, and forfeited if the student cancels after the deadline dates (May 1 for the fall semester and November 1 for the spring semester). Students can make tuition deposits and payments via DU’s online payment portal or with the Stars Connect Office.     

Tuition bills: Once a student registers for classes, a tuition bill is generated per the student’s registration. Tuition is charged per semester (along with student, lab & course fees, and room & board, if selected), see Tuition Charges below. Financial Aid amounts (grants, scholarships and loans) are credited to the tuition bill, thus, reducing the overall tuition amount the student will pay.

Tuition payments are due in full at the the start of the semester, unless the student signs up for DU’s payment plan and pays accordingly. At the end of each semester, the tuition balance has to be in satisfactorily status before the student is allowed to register for a future term. Payments can be made online via DU’s online payment portal or with the Stars Connect Office. 

Before the term begins, students will receive email notification that their eBill is ready for review. The email will be sent to the student’s DU email address. Payments are due in full at the start of the semester, unless the student signs up for a payment plan and pays accordingly. Financial arrangements can be discussed with Student Accounts, if requested. 

Students must officially withdraw from class(es) in order for tuition amounts to be adjusted. Adjustments to tuition will be made according to the Add-Drop Schedule listed below. The date of the drop determines the amount of adjustment.    

 

Tuition and Fees

Undergraduate Tuition

Full-time Students

(12-18 semester hours)

Rosary College of Arts and Sciences    
  Tuition 2022-2023 (Annual) $35,850  
  Tuition 2022-2023 (per semester) $17,925  
  Undergraduate and Post-bacc; summer 2022 tuition rate (taught at main campus only)-per credit hour $582.50  
  Undergraduate and Post-bacc; summer 2023 tuition rate (taught at main campus only)-per credit hour $597.50  
Tuition per credit hour  
  Tuition 2022-2023 Part-time (1-11 credit hours or over 18 credit hours), Spring and Fall Semesters $1,195.00
  Borra College of Health Sciences (pre-medical and certificate) $1,005
  Bachelor of Professional Studies $490.00
  Continuing Studies Prior Learning Portfolio Fee $125.00

High school students taking a college course

  Special reduced rates depending upon the program-see specific program for additional information  

 

Degree completion students

  ACE (Academic Course Equivalency)-per credit hour $582.50

Graduate Tuition

Tuition Charges per School and per credit hour  
  Brennan School of Business: Brennan School of Business $889
    Master of Science in Accounting $450
    Master of Science in Healthcare Management $889
    Dietetics Classes (MBA-RD program) $750
  College of Applied Social Science:    
    School of Information Studies $850
    PhD Program $850
    School of Information Studies-Dissertation $500
  School of Education:    
    Master’s Degree Programs $550
    Endorsements:  Technology Specialist, Learning Behavior Specialist $425
    Endorsements:  ESL/Bilingual $225
    Alternative Licensure cohorts starting Summer 2020 $22,000 total program cost
    Alternative Licensure cohorts starting Summer 2021-per credit hour $523.81
    Alternative Licensure cohorts starting Summer 2022-per credit hour $572
  School of Social Work:    
    Master of Social Work $850
  College of Applied Social Sciences:    
    Master of Arts in Mediation and Conflict Resolution $625
    Master of Arts in Trauma-Informed Leadership $600
  Borra College of Health Sciences:    
    Master of Science-Nutrition $700
    Master of Science-Nutrition with supervised practice $750
    Individual Supervised Practice Pathway (ISPP) Certificate   $750
    Individual Supervised Practice Pathway (Distant ISPP) $8,800 total program cost
    Physician Assistant Studies (matriculation January 2020) $920
    Physician Assistant Studies (matriculation January 2021) $920
    Physician Assistant Studies (matriculation January 2022) $920
    Physician Assistant Studies (matriculation January 2023) $950
  Rosary College: Master of Science in Software Development $850

Room and Board 

  Double Power & Triple $6,200 (annual) $3,100 (semester)
  Murray Double Cluster as single $8,000 (annual) $4,000 (semester)
  Coughlin Suite-Double $6,200 (annual) $3,100 (semester)
  Single (Power, Coughlin, Mazzuchelli) $7,080 (annual) $3.540 (semester)
  Board $4,850 (annual) $2,425 (semester)
    Gold Star Plan:  19 meals a week/$200 Dining Dollars  
    Blue Star Plan: 15 meals a week/$400 Dining Dollars  
    Silver Star Plan: 10 meals a week/$600 Dining Dollars  
  Commuter Flex Dollars $100  

Undergraduate Student Fees

  Full-time students per semester-undergraduate $250
  Part-time students per course-undergraduate $65 per course/$250 maximum
  New Student Fee-full-time undergraduates $150
  New Student Fee-part-time undergraduates $25
  Art Lab Fee; can vary by course $50 per class
  Apparel Lab Fee; can vary by course $50 per class
  CAS Lab Fee; can vary by course $50 per class
  Music Lessons; can vary by course $150-$450 per credit hour
  Nursing:  ATI Carp Fee; includes NURS 312, 323, 432, and 445 $1,300.00
  Nursing Lab Fee $50-$165 per class
  Nutrition Lab Fee $125-$250 per class
  Science Lab Fee; can vary by course $50 per class
  Theatre Lab Fee $50 per class
  Degree fee $100
  Return or non-sufficient funds check $30
  Late payment Fee, (if not paid in full or no payment plan exist)  1% of outstanding balance
  Payment plan fee (per semester) $45
  Deferment Fee per semester (if not paid in full or no payment plan exist)  $90
  Official Academic Transcript, effective 9/1/2022 $10
  Processing for International Dominican Affiliate program $250
  Annual Parking Sticker $25-$200
  Replacement ID:  Resident or Commuter $25
  Convenience Fee for credit card payments 2%

Graduate Fees: 2022-2023

 

Student Fee-Full-time Graduate $250 per semester
Student Fee-Part-time Graduate $85.00 per course/$250 maximum
Application Fee $25 (Physician’s Assistant Program only)
Matriculation Fee $25 (one-time fee per program)
Degree Fee $100
Late Application for Graduation $25
Deferment Fee, per semester  (if not paid in full or no payment plan exist)     $90 
Late payment Fee, (if not paid in full or no payment plan exist)      1% of the outstanding balance
MBA Gateway Experiential Fee (MGMT 601) $250
Physician Assistant Lab Fee $172 per semester
Physician Assistant Clinical Travel Fee $300 per year
Nutrition Lab Fees $125-$250 per class
LIS 728 Course Fee $1,005
Clinical Experience Student Teaching $300
Student Teaching Fee $50
Alternative Licensure Fee $75 per semester
Tuition Remission Fee $30 per class/maximum $120
 
Convenience Fee for credit card payments 2%

 

Course Fees-

Some courses have lab fees applied, ranging from $50 to $250.

Music lessons have a lab fee applied of $150 per credit hour.

Payment Plans

Students are expected to pay their tuition accounts in full at the start of the semester, but may instead choose to sign up for the payment plan and pay accordingly. The sign up is online through DU’s online Payment portal or by assistance from the Student Accounts Office. There are typically five monthly payments starting in August for the Fall term, and five monthly payments starting in January for the Spring term. The summer term is typically three monthly payments starting in May. Biweekly payments are optional. The cost for the payment plan is $45 per semester.  

 Add-Drop Period

Students are allowed to add or drop classes according to DU’s policies. A student must officially withdraw from class(es) in order to have tuition amounts to be adjusted. Officially withdrawing from a class is done by completing the form online or contacting Stars Connect. Adjustments to tutition amounts will be based on the schedule below. Dates are important and will dictate the amount of adjustment that the student receives. The Student Accounts Office will calculate the amount of adjustment based on the schedule below. 

  Withdrawals made by the last day of the Add/Drop period-the first Wednesday of class:   No charge
  Withdrawals during second week after Add/Drop closes:   20% charge
  Withdrawals during third week after Add/Drop closes:   40% charge
  Withdrawals during fourth week after Add/Drop closes:   60% charge
  Withdrawals during fifth week after Add/Drop closes:   80% charge
  Withdrawals after fifth week and after Add/Drop closes:   100% charge

The withdrawal will be dated as of the day that notice of withdrawal is given to the Students Accounts unless extenuating circumstances warrant an adjusted withdrawal date. See the Academic Regulations page for further information on withdrawing from classes.

Refund of Tuition amounts for Overpayment

If after all financial aid has been posted to the account the student has an credit balance (overage), the overage may be refunded to the student. If the overage is generated by parent loans, the refund may be issued to the parent. The refund of tuition process will occur after the Add/Drop Period each semester. DU encourages students to sign up for electronic refunds, which is a direct deposit to the student’s bank account; students would sign up on a secure web portal.  If the student is not set up for electronic refund, then the refund will be sent by eCheck (electronic check sent to a DU email account), or by paper check.  

Refunds are generally processed within ten business days. Refunds will not be made on the basis of estimated grants or anticipated funds, only upon funds actually received by DU.

Resident hall charges are based upon the full year’s costs. It is expected that students will remain in residency the entire year except in cases where work for the degree has been completed before the end of the academic year. Refunds will be made on a prorated basis in the case of withdrawal due to serious illness or withdrawal at the request of university officials. The University reserves the right to make schedule changes or changes in modality that are necessary due to any unforeseen event or circumstances beyond their control. 

Financial Responsibilities 

It is the understanding that once the student registers for classes, the student accepts that they have a tuition account and a tuition balance until the account balance is paid in full. Students will not be allowed to register for future terms, receive diplomas, or receive official transcripts if the tuition balance is not in an acceptable status. Students should work quickly to resolve any unpaid balances with the Student Accounts Office. Accounts with outstanding balances over a certain period of time are subject to external collection activity, credit rating reporting, and possible legal costs.  

Per Public Law 115-407 Sec. 103 for terms beginning August 1, 2019 and later, students utilizing VA education benefits shall not be charged a penalty, including assessment of late fees, denial of access to classes, libraries, or other institutional facilities, or be required to borrow additional funds because of the individual’s inability to meet their financial obligations due to the delayed disbursement of a payment to be provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs.