Early Withdrawal TUITION AND FEES REFUND RATE TABLE (Discharge)
Students who wish to withdraw before the end of the current term may seek an official discharge from the Registrar’s Office.
Students may receive a partial reduction of tuition and fees according to the length of attendance at The Citadel, which is based on the student’s required reporting date and the official discharge date. The Student Business Services office will compute the student’s pro-rata tuition and fees based on the following FALL 2023 STUDENT TUITION AND FEE REFUND RATE TABLE and add to that any other actual fees and expenses incurred by the student in the Quartermaster account or elsewhere on campus. Refunds will be issued for amounts paid in excess of the final adjusted balance.
STUDENTS ON FINANCIAL AID – If a student was using financial aid to pay for tuition and fees and is discharged prior to 60% of the term’s completion, your financial aid may be adjusted. Click here to view the latest Federal Tuition Assistance Refund Rate Table.
Timing of Refunds
The entire discharge process takes about 3 weeks and involves a number of campus departments. If a freshman cadet leaves early, the Student Business Services office will calculate a preliminary refund to facilitate the student’s enrollment in another institution.
When all documentation regarding a student’s expenses has been completed, the Student Business Services office will prepare a worksheet listing all items charged and paid on the student’s account. This will be mailed to the student with any refunds due. If funds are due to the college, a financial hold will be placed on the student account which will restrict access to any official transcripts and/or any opportunity to register for any future semesters. Once the balance is paid in full, then these financial holds can be lifted.