TUITION REFUND POLICY
General Sciences and Basic Medical Sciences Refund Policy
All refunds due to a student will be processed and issued by the Accounts Department. All refunds will be processed within fourteen business days, after appropriate notice is received from the Office of the Registrar indicating that the student wishes to withdraw from the program. To process approved refunds, students will be required to submit a Refund Request form to the Accounts Department.
A refund policy for students in the Undergraduate and Basic Sciences Medical degree program is based on the following criteria:
- If a student, new or continuing, withdraws prior to the start of the semester, a complete refund of tuition is given.
- If a registered student withdraws before the end of two weeks after the start of the semester, a refund of 80% tuition will be given.
- If a registered student withdraws before the end of three weeks after the start of the semester, a refund of 60% will be given.
- If a registered student withdraws before the end of four weeks after the start of the semester, a refund of 40% will be given
- If a registered student withdraws after the last day of the fourth week from the beginning of the semester, no refund will be given.
Clinical Clerkship Refund Policy
For students who have started their core or elective rotations, no refund can be given if the student wishes to withdraw from a rotation already started. If the student still wishes to withdraw after commencement, s/he will be issued an invoice for the total number of weeks which they were scheduled for prior to starting another rotation. Requests for cancellation of a scheduled rotation must be done one week before the start date of the rotation. There is a $200 fee for last minute (within 24 hours from start of rotation) requests for cancellation of a rotation. In the event of extenuating circumstances, students must immediately contact the Dean of Clinical Affairs if they intend to withdraw during a rotation.
LATE REGISTRATION FEES
Effective May 2020 semester, students who register after the scheduled registration date will be charged a late registration fee. Students will be responsible for paying the late fee at the time of registration, as per the following:
- First business day of late registration: US $100
- Second business day of late registration: US $125
- Third business day of late registration: US $175
- Fourth business day of late registration: US $200
Any student who arrives for registration after the late registration period has been closed by the Office of the Registrar will be advised to defer their studies until the following semester. The student must report to the Office of Student Affairs and meet with the Dean of Students Affairs to discuss the implications of deferment. Approval for registration after the closure of late registration must be given by the Dean of Student Affairs. The Registration fee after the late registration period has ended is US $300.
LATE PAYMENT PENALTY
Fees are due one months prior to commencement of the semester. If fees are not paid on time and has not made arrangements with the University’s Financial Department, the student will face sanctions, including, but not limited to, de-registration or required deferral to the next semester, not being allowed to attend classes or rotations, etc. A $250 penalty will be applied upon reinstatement. Returning students are required to pay tuition fees one month prior to the beginning of the semester or else a $250 late payment fee will be charged.
Any student who is absent for two terms or semesters without providing a valid written request and without obtaining prior approval from the university authorities may be subject to sanction or dismissal from the university; this would appear in the transcript of academic record of such a student.
TUITION CREDIT OR REFUND FOR SUSPENSION, WITHDRAWAL AND DISMISSAL
A student who is suspended from the University during the semester in which an incident occurred is eligible for a tuition credit that will be applied to the semester immediately following the period of suspension. The amount of tuition credited is dependent on the refund policy given for voluntary withdrawal from the program. The student will be responsible for all other fees associated with the new semester. A student who is dismissed or who withdraws from the University is eligible for a tuition refund based on the Voluntary Withdrawal policy. If the student has outstanding payments, s/he is obligated to make all payments in full, including full reimbursement of any scholarships awarded by the University. The University will not release any documents or official or unofficial transcripts until the student settles all outstanding payments.