Student Financial Services

Refund & Withdrawal Policy

Please contact your SFS advisor before you withdraw to discuss any potential impact on your financial aid. If you are on financial aid and drop or withdraw from your classes, you may incur a financial liability. If you are not sure who your financial aid advisor is visit this page for contact information.

Spring 2019

SPRING 2019

Course Length Term/Course Start Date Course Drop Date Tuition Refund on or before Jan 18 Tuition Refund/ Withdraw Jan 19 – Jan 25 Tuition Refund/ Withdraw Jan 26 – Feb 1 Tuition Refund/ Withdraw Feb 2 – Feb 8 Tuition Refund/ Withdraw Feb 9 – Feb 15 Tuition Refund/ Withdraw after Feb 15
14 WEEK DAY** Jan 14 Jan 18 100% 80% 60% 40% 20% 0%
 **All students charged at the full-time DAY rate as of the course drop date are not eligible for a refund for dropped course(s) even if they drop below 12 credits and are only eligible for a refund in the case of a full withdrawal from the university.
Tuition Refund on or before Jan 18 Tuition Refund after Jan 18 SPRING ’19 REFUND/ WITHDRAW POLICY: To be eligible to receive a course refund, students need to contact the Registrar’s Office to officially drop/ withdraw from their course(s) by the refund/ withdraw date and are encouraged to meet with their academic advisor, success coach and/ or financial aid counselor to discuss the consequence before doing so. Contact the Office of the Registrar at: asktheregistrar@rivier.edu or 603-897-8218. If a letter/ email is sent, the date stamped on the envelope/ email serves as the date of official notification date for both tuition refund and withdrawal. Housing withdrawal follows the same rules as the tuition refund policy, with the exception that the first week is prorated as students move in before classes begin. NOTE: Course & miscellaneous Fees are non-refundable after the add/drop period ends.  *Meal plans are non-refundable. 
7 WEEK TERM 1 Jan 14 100% 0%
Tuition Refund on or before March 21 Tuition Refund after March 21
7 WEEK TERM 2 March 15 100% 0%
Tuition Refund by end of first class day Tuition Refund after First class day
Sat/Sun Classes and One-Week Sessions Varies End of first day of class 50% 0%
Fall 2018

FALL 2018

Course Length Term/Course Start Date Course Drop Date Tuition Refund on or before Sept 11 Tuition Refund/ Withdraw Sept 12 – Sept 18 Tuition Refund/ Withdraw Sept 19 – Sept 25 Tuition Refund/ Withdraw Sept 26 – Oct 2 Tuition Refund/ Withdraw Oct 2 – Oct 9 Tuition Refund/ Withdraw after Oct 9
14 WEEK DAY** Sept 5 Sept 11 100% 80% 60% 40% 20% 0%
 **All students charged at the full-time DAY rate as of the course drop date are not eligible for a refund for dropped course(s) even if they drop below 12 credits and are only eligible for a refund in the case of a full withdrawal from the university.
Course Length Term/Course Start Date Course Drop Date Tuition Refund on or before Sept 10 Tuition Refund/ Withdraw Sept 11 – Sept 17 Tuition Refund/ Withdraw Sept 18 – Sept 24 Tuition Refund/ Withdraw Sept 25 – Oct 1 Tuition Refund/ Withdraw Oct 2 – Oct 8 Tuition Refund/ Withdraw after Oct 8
14 WEEK NON-DAY Sept 4 Sept 10 100% 80% 60% 40% 20% 0%
Tuition Refund on or before Sept 10 Tuition Refund after Sept 10 FALL 2018 REFUND/ WITHDRAW POLICY: To be eligible to receive a course refund, students need to contact the Registrar’s Office to officially drop/ withdraw from their course(s) by the refund/ withdraw date and are encouraged to meet with their academic advisor, success coach and/ or financial aid counselor to discuss the consequence before doing so. Contact the Office of the Registrar at:asktheregistrar@rivier.edu or 603-897-8218. If a letter/ email is sent, the date stamped on the envelope/ email serves as the date of official notification date for both tuition refund and withdrawal. Housing withdrawal follows the same rules as the tuition refund policy, with the exception that the first week is prorated as students move in before classes begin. NOTE: Course & miscellaneous Fees are non-refundable after the add/drop period ends.  *Meal plans are non-refundable. 
7 WEEK TERM 1 Sept 4 Sept 10 100% 0%
Tuition Refund on or before Oct 30 Tuition Refund after Oct 30
7 WEEK TERM 2 Oct 24 Oct 30 100% 0%
Tuition Refund by end of first class day Tuition Refund after First class day
Sat/Sun Classes and One-Week Sessions Varies End of first day of class 50% 0%