Refund of Institutional Tuition, Room, and Board Charges

LMU operates with an annual budget developed through advance planning built around the institutional mission and goals, including financial obligations to faculty and others who provide necessary services essential for operation. In the event a student drops one or more classes, withdraws, or is administratively dismissed from the University for disciplinary or financial reasons after registration is completed and prior to the end of a semester of enrollment, the student's eligibility for a refund of tuition and/or room and board will be pro-rated as indicated by this refund policy. A student must complete a Change of Schedule form, obtained from the Office of the Registrar for dropping one or more classes. Any situation in which all classes are dropped is considered to be a withdrawal from the University. Any notification of withdrawal and a request of refund must be made in writing. Should the student fail to officially withdraw, all semester charges will become immediately due and payable.

The official withdrawal process begins in the Office of the Registrar. A withdrawal form must be completed, and all the necessary signatures obtained. Oral requests do not constitute official notification. The official date of withdrawal used to compute the refund is the date that the Registrar's Office physically receives the form. Applicable institutional charges for fall and spring semesters will be refunded according to the following schedule:

Refund Schedule

During the first week of the semester


During the second week of the semester


During the third week of the semester


During the fourth week of the semester


After the fourth week of the semester


No refund of institutional charges will be made after the fourth week of the semester.

Refund schedules pertaining to summer and mini terms are adjusted to the varying length of the terms. They appear in the Class Schedule published for the given term.

Room and board fees will not be refunded to any student who withdraws from campus residency but remains enrolled at LMU during the semester or term.