Application fees and tuition deposits are non-refundable.
Room deposits are non-refundable except in cases of academic dismissal or excessive financial burden.
Refund of all tuition and fee payments, other than non-refundable deposits, is allowed for those students who officially notify the Student Records Office that they will not be attending before the first day of classes.
On or after the first day of the semester, refunds will be issued on cancellations, withdrawals, and adjustments that have been properly filed in writing in the Student Records Office. The effective date of these changes will be the date on which the form is received by the office. If done by letter, it is recommended to send the notice by certified/return receipt mail.
Refund of residence hall payments, other than non-refundable deposits, is allowed for those students who officially notify the Director of Residence Life of their non-residence status prior to the first day of the residence contract. Any student whose contract for residence is accepted and who, thereafter, voluntarily changes to another residence not under the supervision of the College, but who continues to attend the College as a full-time student will remain obligated for the entire semester’s room and board charge.
Any student whose contract for residence accommodations is accepted and who, there after, officially withdraws from the College as a full-time student may receive a refund in accordance with the institutional refund schedule. A resident who breaks the yearly contract between semesters will be assessed a $100 contract breakage fee.
If the financial aid awards exceed the institutional charges for the semester, a refund of the excess funds is processed within 14 days of the credit balance being created. Student’s will be notified via their Hilbert email address as to when a refund check is available for them to pick up in the Student Finance Office. Checks that are not picked up within seven days are mailed.
Refunds resulting from Federal Parent (PLUS) Loans are made payable to the parent borrower, and are mailed directly to the parent.
Full-time and part-time students who completely or partially withdraw during the first four weeks of the semester are granted an adjustment in tuition charges according to the following schedule.
Students in a 15 week semester follow this schedule for Fall or Spring semesters:
The college will refund Board charges on a pro-rated schedule.
Part-time students in a 15-week semester follow this schedule for Fall or Spring semesters:
Federal Regulations Pertaining to Refunds/Repayments of Federal (Title IV) Aid
Examples of these refund calculations are available in the Student Finance Office.
Student Finance Counselor
(716) 649-7900 Ext. 308
Student Finance Technician
(716) 649-7900 Ext. 314
Director of Student Financial Aid
(716) 649-7900 Ext. 207
Director of Student Financial Services/Bursar
(716) 649-7900 Ext. 208
Assistant Director of Financial Aid
(716) 649-7900 Ext. 277
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