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Tuition Refund Policies

Tuition Refund Policy

All registered students are held to the BAC's Tuition Refund Policy each semester. Dependent on your program, tuition refunds are granted for eith for In-Semester/Full-School Withdrawals or per course and are based upon the tuition refund schedule.

Tuition refunds are determined upon written notice of withdrawal to the Advising Office for on-campus students, to the Distance Master of Architecture Office or Distance Master of Design Studies Office for distance students or to the Registrar's Office for Certificate and Non-Degree Students. The schedules are listed below.

Tuition Refunds and Financial Aid

Federal regulations require that a designated refund schedule be used when a financial aid recipient withdraws from school before the 60% period of the semester. Financial aid recipients in a BAC degree program are subject to the Return of Title IV Funds rule. The analysis is based on a pro-rata schedule: the number of days attended divided by the number of days in the semester. The remainder of the student's aid is then returned to the source. Please be aware that the federal refund schedule does not mirror the school's refund schedule. For additional information, please contact the Financial Aid Office.

Tuition Refund Schedules

On-Campus Degree Students (MARCH, MLA, MIA, BARCH, BDS, BLA, BIA)
Distance M.Arch Students
Distance M.D.S. Students
Certificate and Non-Degree Students

On-Campus Degree Students -  Fall and Spring Semesters

Students registered and billed for 6 or more credits

  • 100% Tuition Refund: by 10:00 am, First Day of Classes*;
  • 90% Tuition Refund: by 5:00 pm, Friday of Week 1;
  • 75% Tuition Refund :by 5:00 pm, Friday of Week 2;
  • 50% Tuition Refund: by 5:00 pm, Friday of Week 3;
  • 25% Tuition Refund: by 5:00 pm, Friday of Week 4;
  • No Refund after 5:00 pm, Friday, Friday of Week 4.
    *Less $50 Withdrawal Fee

On-Campus Degree Students - Registered and billed for less than 6 credits

  • 100% Tuition Refund: prior to the first class meeting*;
  • 90% Tuition Refund: prior to the second class meeting;
  • 75% Tuition Refund :prior to the third class meeting;
  • 50% Tuition Refund: prior to the fourth class meeting;
  • 25% Tuition Refund: prior to the fifth class meeting;
  • No Refund after the fifth class meeting.
    *Less $50 Withdrawal Fee

Summer Semester
On-Campus Degree Students - Taking On-Site Courses

  • 100% Tuition Refund: prior to the first class meeting*;
  • 90% Tuition Refund: prior to the second class meeting;
  • 75% Tuition Refund: prior to the third class meeting;
  • No Refund after the third class meeting.
    *Less $25 Withdrawal Fee

On-Campus Degree Students - Taking Online Courses

  • 100% Tuition Refund: by 10:00 am, prior to the First Day of Online Classes*;
  • 90% Tuition Refund: by 5:00 pm, Friday of Week 1;
  • 75% Tuition Refund: by 5:00 pm, Friday of Week 2;
  • No Tuition Refund after 5:00 pm, Friday of Week 2.
    *Less $25.00 Withdrawal Fee

Distance M.Arch Students

Fall, Spring and Summer Semesters

  • 100% Tuition Refund: by 10:00 am, First Day of the Semester*;
  • 90% Tuition Refund: by 5:00pm, Friday of Week 1
  • 75% Tuition Refund: by 5:00 pm, Friday before the First Day of the Intensive;
  • No Refund after 5:00 pm, Friday before the First Day of the Intensive.
    *Less $50 Withdrawal Fee

Distance M.D.S. Students
Fall, Spring and Summer Semesters (Refunds are per course)

  • 100% Tuition Refund: by 10:00 am, First Day of the Course*;
  • 90% Tuition Refund: by 5:00 pm, Friday of Week 1;
  • 75% Tuition Refund: by 5:00 pm, Friday of Week 2;
  • No Refund after 5:00 pm, Friday of Week 2.
    *Less $25 Withdrawal Fee per Course

Certificate & Non-Degree Students
Fall, Spring and Summer Semester (Refunds are per course)

Courses Held On-site

  • 100% Tuition Refund: prior to the first class meeting*;
  • 90% Tuition Refund: prior to the second class meeting;
  • 75% Tuition Refund: prior to the third class meeting;
  • No Refund after the third class meeting.
    *Less $25 Withdrawal Fee

Courses Held Online

  • 100% Tuition Refund: by 10:00 am, First Day of the Course*;
  • 90% Tuition Refund: by 5:00 pm, Friday of Week 1;
  • 75% Tuition Refund: by 5:00 pm, Friday of Week 2;
  • No Refund after 5:00 pm, Friday of Week 2.
    *Less $25 Withdrawal Fee per Course

View the Tuition Refund Dates page for specific semester dates. Please note that this page does not include dates for part-time students and any schedule that is calculated by course meetings as those dates vary. For information regarding those dates please contact the Bursar's Office.

 An optional insurance program is available to help refund your tuition and fees, up to the annual policy limits, if you are unable to complete the semester due to a covered medical reason. Visit GradGuard for additional information.