Please refer to the Academic Calendar for specific start dates for each semester.
Fall and Spring semesters
(Day, Evening, and Online Classes)
- Until the end of the second week of scheduled classes: 100%
- Until the end of the third week of scheduled classes: 75%
- Until the end of the fourth week of scheduled classes: 50%
- After the fourth week of scheduled classes: No refund
Summer Sessions and Intersession
(Day, Evening, and Online Classes)
- Prior to the start of scheduled classes: 100%
- After the start of scheduled classes: No refund
Rooms in the student residence halls are rented for the semester and there is no refund of room charges in case of withdrawal after classes have commenced. Refunds of meal plans for early withdrawals is determined on a pro-rata basis throughout the semester, at the College’s sole discretion.
With the exception of tuition and meal plan, no refund is made on any other fees after classes have commenced.
Pennsylvania and other state’s grants will be adjusted in accordance with the agency’s stated guidelines. PHEAA Grant funds are generally reduced by the same percentage as the tuition reduction received by students who withdraw from their programs of study. However, it should be noted that PHEAA reserves the right to make the final decision on the percentage of the reduction.
In accordance with federal regulations, students who receive federal financial aid and withdraw from Lackawanna College during the first 60% of a semester will have their federal financial aid adjusted based on the percentage of the semester completed prior to the withdrawal. Students will be entitled to retain the same percentage of the federal financial aid received as the percentage of the semester completed. This percentage is calculated by dividing the number of days in the semester (excluding breaks of five days of longer) into the number of days completed prior to the withdrawal (excluding breaks of five days or longer). The date of withdrawal will be based on the official date of withdrawal or the last day of documented class attendance as determine by the Registrar.
Once the amount of federal funds to be return has been calculated, the funds will be returned in the following order:
- Unsubsidized Federal Direct Student Loans
- Subsidized Federal Direct Student Loans
- Federal Direct Parent Loan for Undergraduate Students (PLUS)
- Pell Grants
- Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants (SEOG)
The amount to be returned to a specific federal program may not exceed the total amount awards from that program.
Credit Balance Policy
Title IV Credit Balances
If a credit balance remains on a student account after billed tuition and fees are fully paid and the credit balance is the result of Title IV funds only, the refund is automatically generated on a regular basis to the student. Students are responsible for any changes that may occur after the refund is requested. Refunds are generated through the Bursars Office.
Other Credit Balances
If a credit balance remains on a student account after billed tuition and fees are fully paid, the resulting credit balance can be refunded to the student to apply to other costs of attendance expenses. Students are responsible for any changes that may occur after the refund is requested. Refunds are generated through the Bursars Office via check. Credit balances are automatically refunded when a student ceases enrollment.