Tuition Refund Policy

Tuition and applicable fees vary according to the degree program in which the student is enrolled. Please refer to the section for each individual degree program for more information. 

Students will be billed for tuition and fees approximately 30 days prior to the beginning of each semester. Tuition and fees must be paid in full by the first day of class. Late tuition payments or failure to make arrangements to pay tuition will result in the student being removed from class and/or clinical clerkships. 

Students who withdraw (either voluntarily or involuntarily) before the first day of class of a semester for which they have already paid their tuition and fees will receive a 100% refund for that semester, with the exception of any non-refundable deposits, which will be retained by the University. Students who matriculate into the University, begin classes or clerkships, and withdraw (including leave of absence) within the first 30 calendar days of a semester will be refunded according to the following schedule: 1st week: 90%; 2nd week: 75%; 3rd week: 50%; 4th week: 25%; After 4th week: 0%. 

Any exceptions to this policy must be first approved by the Dean or Program Director, with final approval by the Provost. If seeking an exception to this policy, complete the online “Tuition Refund Form” (located on the iNet), and provide a detailed explanation. Students who are dismissed or required to take a leave of absence as a result of a Student Performance Committee (SPC) recommendation, or other administrative action, are eligible for a 100% tuition refund.

There are occasions when a recommendation and decision for Dismissal or Leave of Absence from a program's Student Assessment or Performance Committee, or from an administrative entity, may occur within the first four weeks of a semester as a result of performance or other issues that occurred in the previous semester. In these, students are eligible for a 100% tuition refund for the current semester.

For Iowa Residents Only: The State of Iowa For-profit Tuition Refund Policy can be found at