Federal regulations prohibit Suffolk University from holding Federal Loan proceeds in excess of 14 days from the first day of classes, if the loan(s) creates a refund. Stafford loans received after the semester begins will be refunded within 14 days of their receipt, unless specified by the student to hold the funds. If you adjust your course schedule after you receive this refund check, you must make proper arrangements to cover your balance.
Financial Aid refunds will not be processed until after the last day to drop a course without a grade of "W". Refunds for all payments will be processed after the add/drop period ends.
Students who are not registered for a semester but have not withdrawn from the University may still have the ability to make a payment to their student account. The Bursar’s Office will treat such payments as a credit towards a future semester since no current registration exists and will not refund the student. If no registration for a current semester exists, then no payment will be applied towards that semester.
Room and board charges are not subject to the University refund policy. Once a student signs the housing license agreement, the student is responsible for paying all room and board charges for the term of the housing license agreement. Students should review this agreement, or contact the Office of Residence Life and Housing for exceptions to this policy.
Spring 2014 Refunds
|College of Arts and Sciences*||January 24|
|Sawyer Business School*||January 24|
|Law School||January 24|
Financial Aid Proceeds and General Overpayments
|College of Arts and Sciences*||February 21|
|Sawyer Business School*||February 21|
|Law School||February 28|
*Students who are enrolled in a quarterly class schedule should contact the Office of the Bursar for the refund schedule.
Using Title IV Aid for Books & Supplies
In accordance with the US Department of Education policy, Pell Grant eligible students who have a pending credit balance due to Title IV funds are eligible to receive a refund for the amount of the credit up to $600 in order to purchase books and supplies. If you meet this criteria, a refund will be mailed to your permanent address on the first day of classes. You may opt out of this refund and use your credit balance toward associated costs of attendance such as health insurance by notifying the Bursar’s Office at email@example.com. Please be aware - the use of the pending credit for books and supplies vs. associated costs may result in a balance due to the University.