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Withdrawal and Refund Calculation

In the event that a student wishes to withdraw from a course or courses or from the University altogether, the following conditions apply with respect to the refund of tuition charges.
  • Any student who withdraws from the University prior to the beginning of a term is eligible for a refund of all payments for that term except the initial $300 housing deposit.
  • Any student who withdraws from all of his or her courses after a term has begun is eligible for a refund of the tuition charges (including course-overload charges) for the courses he or she attended upon the start of the term. Refunds are granted according to the schedule below. 

Fall and Spring Semester classes

Time of Withdrawal from University Tuition Refund
Before first class meets 100%
During weeks 1 and 2 of term 75%
During week 3 of term 50%
During week 4 of term 25%
After week 4 of term No refund

Summer Semester (Undergraduates & Graduates)

Time of Withdrawal from University Tuition Refund
Before first class meets 100%
After the first class meets but before
20% of the academic period
From 20% to 25% of the academic period 25%
After 25% of academic period No refund

Quarter (Accelerated Degree Programs)

Time of Withdrawal from University Tuition Refund
Before first class meets 100%
Before second class meets 75%
Before third class meets 50%
Before fourth class meets 25%
After fourth class meets No refund

MBA (5-Term) classes

Time of Withdrawal from University Tuition Refund
Before 1st class meets 100%
Before 2nd class meets 75%
Before 3rd class meets 50%
Before the 4th class meets 25%
After 4th class meets No refund
  • Any part-time student (enrolled in 11 or fewer credit hours) who withdraws from one or more courses once a term has begun is eligible for a refund of the tuition charges for those courses according to the schedule in the table above.
  • Full-time students (enrolled in 12 to 18 credit hours) whose academic status is not affected by the withdrawal from a course or courses are not eligible for any refund of tuition for those courses.

Any student wishing to withdraw from Lindenwood University should submit a completed withdrawal form (with the signatures of the instructors for each of the courses the student attended and the signature of the student’s advisor) to the Academic Services Office, located in the lower level of Roemer Hall, between the hours of 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Fridays.

Notes: (1) Calculations of the return of Title IV aid for withdrawals occurring during the first two weeks of a term will be based on the last date of attendance for the term in which the student withdraws. Students who initiate a withdrawal from the University after the first two weeks of the term will be eligible for a refund of Title IV aid based on the date that the withdrawal form was submitted to Academic Services. A student who remains enrolled beyond the 60% point of the term will not be entitled to a return of Title IV aid.

(2) Any student who earns the grade of AF in all coursework within a term will be considered unofficially withdrawn for that and will be subject to a Title IV refund calculation. Based on this calculation a portion of Title IV aid may be unearned and required to be returned to the appropriate agency.

(3) No refund for housing charges will be made for a term after the student signs either a New Student Housing Application or a Returning Student Housing Application. Application, activity, lab, miscellaneous fees, and room reservation deposits are nonrefundable, except as indicated under the Housing Deposit section of this catalog.

(4) Board charges are pro-rated on a weekly basis from the date of withdrawal.


Appeals of withdrawal and refund calculations or other institutional charges from students and parents who feel that their individual circumstances warrant exceptions from published policy should be addressed to the Chief Business Officer (CBO), located in Roemer Hall. In order to appeal a decision, the student must submit a written request to the CBO including any evidence that would substantiate the appeal.

Mailing Address

Lindenwood University
Attn: Terry Kapeller
209 S. Kingshighway
St. Charles, MO 63301

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