Refunds & WIthdrawal

CLAS Students

A Fayette student who wishes to withdraw from the University must obtain a withdrawal form from the Director of Student Success in the Center for Learning and Teaching. It is the student's responsibility to see that this withdrawal form is completed and filed with the Director of Student Success or Hall Director. The form is NOT complete until it is returned to either the Director of Student Success or the Hall Director. The form requires signed clearance from the Residence Hall Director, Library, Financial Assistance Office, Scholarship Coach or Director (music/athletics), Director of Student Success, and Business Office.

Board fees are refunded on a pro-rata basis. Room and incidental fees are non-refundable. Institutional financial aid will be charged back at the corresponding tuition refund percentage. Federal assistance will be refunded according to federal guidelines.

Students who do not officially withdrawal or are administratively withdrawn from CMU may forfeit eligibility for a tuition refund. When students earn a zero grade point average (0.0 GPA) for a payment period, they are not eligible for a tuition refund despite the possibility they may be subject to federal funds returns (See Return to Title IV Funds).

CGES Students

A CGES student who wishes to withdraw from the University must complete the official withdrawal form online through the student's myCMU account. When the completed withdrawal form is submitted, the Registrar's, business, and financial aid offices will receive a copy. The University will adjust tuition in accordance with the refund schedule outlined below.

Absence from class does not constitute withdrawal from the class or from Central Methodist University. Students who leave school without completing the withdrawal process will forfeit their claim to honorable dismissal and will receive a grade of "F" for all courses in progress. And honorable dismissal will be granted to all students who desire to withdraw from the University if they are in good academic standing, are not subject to discipline, have made satisfactory arrangements for settling their financial account, and file the completed withdrawal form. Students who withdraw from the University will receive grades for the courses in which they are registered according to the grading policies published in this catalog.

The University reserves the right to withdraw any student from one or more classes or from the University for academic misconduct, excessive absence, disruptive behavior, or other sufficient cause.

Students who do not officially withdrawal or are administratively withdrawn from CMU may forfeit eligibility for a tuition refund. When students earn a zero grade point average (0.0 GPA) for a payment period, they are not eligible for a tuition refund despite the possibility they may be subject to federal funds returns (See Return to Title IV Funds).

Fall and Spring semesters (16-week courses)
Refund
  • Withdrawal first and second weeks
90% of tuition
  • Withdrawal third and fourth weeks
50% of tuition
  • Withdrawal fifth, sixth, seventh and eighth weeks
25% of tuition
  • After eighth week
None
8-Week Course  
  • Withdrawal first week
90% of tuition
  • Withdrawal second week
50% of tuition
  • Withdrawal third and fourth week
25% of tuition
  • After fourth week
None
4-Week Course  
  • Withdrawal first through second day of class
90% of tuition
  • Withdrawal third through fifth day of class
50% of tuition
  • Withdrawal sixth through tenth day of class
25% of tuition
  • Withdrawal after 10th day of class
None
3-Week Course  
  • Withdrawal first through second day of class
90% of tuition
  • Withdrawal third through fourth day of class
50% of tuition
  • Withdrawal fifth through eighth day of class
25% of tuition
  • Withdrawal after eighth day of class
None

Administrative Withdrawal Policy

Central Methodist University expects students to be actively engaged in their courses, defined as attending each and every class meeting and diligently completing all learning activities (daily assignments, quizzes, papers, problem-sets, etc.) for each enrolled course. This administrative withdrawal policy was created to assist students in establishing good academic engagement and attendance habits. Failure to routinely complete daily and major assignments or attend class places students in jeopardy of being administratively withdrawn from any or all courses at any time during a semester or term. Administrative withdrawals may reduce the amount of financial assistance the student receives and could necessitate repayment of aid already received. Students who are administratively withdrawn will not be eligible for a tuition refund. Being administratively withdrawn does not relieve their obligation to pay all tuition and fees due to the college. The University reserves the right to withdraw any student from one or more classes or from the University for academic misconduct, excessive absence, disruptive behavior, or other sufficient cause.

Direct Deposit

CMU offers an easier and quicker way to get your refund each semester if money is due back to you. You have the option to enroll to receive your refund by Direct Deposit (ACH). Log into myCMU, click on "Student Refund Selection" under the "Billing and Payments" section, select "Bank Account (Direct Deposit)", and fill in the necessary information. If you are due a refund, we will send it to you using the option you selected. If the ACH option is not chosen online, a paper check will be issued by the school.