It is the student's responsibility, not the instructor's, to ensure that the University Withdrawal or Leave of Absence Form has been completed and submitted to the home academic department. Non-attendance does not constitute an official withdrawal. Acceptable reasons for withdrawal with refund/tuition adjustment during the term:
Full Tuition Refund/Adjustment
Active military service: Students who withdraw to enter military service prior to the end of the term are eligible for a 100% adjustment of tuition and adjustable fees for courses not completed. Documentation of such military services must be provided from the appropriate military official.
Academic reasons: Students sometime register before grades from the previous term are available. If such a student later finds that he/she is subject to academic suspension, or has failed prerequisites, the student will be given a full tuition adjustment upon withdrawal.
Partial Tuition Refund/Adjustment
The student must Officially Withdraw from all courses or take a leave of absence from the University, in order to be eligible for a partial tuition adjustment. A partial tuition adjustment will be made during a term, in accordance with the schedule shown below, if withdrawal/leave of absence is necessitated for one of the following reasons:
Illness, certified by the attending physician, causing excessive absence from classes
Withdrawal for academic reasons at the request of the University during a term
Transfer by employer, making class attendance impossible
Withdrawal for academic or personal reasons at the request of the student, approved by the student's advisor or department representative, and Student Financial Services
Any student who intentionally defrauds or attempts to defraud the University of tuition, fees, or other charges; or who gives false information in order to obtain financial aid is subject to legal liability, prosecution and University disciplinary action.
Military Tuition Assistance
RIT administers Military Tuition Assistance in accordance with the guidelines outlined in the DoD TA Program MOU. Unearned tuition assistance (TA) funds are returned on a proportional basis through at least the 60 percent portion of the period for which the funds were provided. When a Service member stops attending due to a military service obligation, RIT will work with the affected Service member to identify solutions that will not result in student debt for the returned portion.
RIT Online Students from the State of Maryland
Proportion of Total Course, Program or Term Completed as of Date of Withdrawal or Termination