Tuition and Fee Refund Policies

All dropped courses are subject to the refund schedule. See academic calendar for NUNM add/drop deadlines.

Adding/Dropping Courses

Students are responsible for formally withdrawing from classes they wish to drop. Students who fail to formally drop classes during the refund period are responsible for the tuition charges. Please note that fieldwork and cultural immersion trips are subject to a different refund schedule. (See add/drop policy in Section 3.12 of the student handbook.)

Week of QuarterTuition Refund Rate
First Week100% tuition
Second Week75% tuition
Third Week50% tuition
Fourth Week25% tuition
Beyond Fourth WeekNo refund

Withdrawing from NUNM or a Concurrent Program

If a student finds it necessary to withdraw, either from NUNM or a concurrent program, the following policies apply:

  • The application fee, submitted with the initial application for acceptance into NUNM, is nonrefundable.
  • The acceptance deposit fee will be forfeited if the student withdraws after accepting admission, but before attending classes.
  • Calculation of tuition refunds is based on the date the student begins NUNM’s withdrawal process.
  • Tuition refunds will first be applied to balances due NUNM. If a student receiving financial aid is eligible for a refund, that refund is returned to the federal financial aid program.

Tuition refunds are calculated according to NUNM’s tuition and fee refund policy outlined below:

Week of QuarterTuition Refund Rate
First Week100% tuition
Second Week90% tuition
Third Week80% tuition
Fourth Week70% tuition
Fifth Week60% tuition
Sixth Week50% tuition
Beyond Sixth WeekNo refund
  • If a student receiving financial aid is eligible for a tuition refund, that refund is returned to the federal financial aid program. Any refund of tuition and fees resulting from a withdrawal or a reclassification of tuition status must be applied to the recipient’s financial aid awards before any payment is made to the student. Tuition refunds are calculated according to NUNM’s tuition and fee refund policy. Return of Federal Title IV funds is calculated according to U.S. Department of Education regulations. (See Financial Aid section for more information.)
  • Students whose accounts were paid in full often have a balance due NUNM after withdrawal. The Title IV return of funds policy operates independently of the college’s tuition refund policy. It is possible for a withdrawing student to owe NUNM money because aid must be returned to the Title IV program, but the student is not entitled to a refund of institutional charges.
  • Federal regulations for this refund policy allow the college to retain an administrative fee that reduces the institutional charges subject to refund. This fee is five percent of total charges up to a maximum of $100.
  • Federal regulations require that any student who has received a loan while attending NUNM, who leaves the college for any reason (including official leaves of absence), must participate in a loan exit interview. Exit interviews are conducted by the Financial Aid Office and can be arranged by calling that office. Students are required to bring a completed “Student Status Change” form that contains the appropriate dean’s signature for their program(s) of enrollment. Additionally, students will be required to complete an online exit counseling session at nslds.ed.gov as mandated by the U.S. Department of Education. (See Financial Aid section for more information.)