EAA031 Tuition Refund Policy

Policy Number: EAA031
Policy Title: Tuition Refund Policy

A. Purpose

The purpose of this policy is to provide clear guidelines for the UTRGV Tuition Refund Policy.

B. Persons Affected

This policy will cover all medical students.

C. Implementation Date

This policy is effective with the UTRGV SOM inaugural class, the Class of 2020, and will remain in effect for future classes unless otherwise amended.

D. Policy

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley School of Medicine (UTRGV SOM) policy for tuition and fee refund payments to medical students is governed by Texas Education Code Title 3, Chapter 54, Subchapter A, Section 54.0056, and is described below:

Medical students who withdraw in the fall of the academic year will receive a 100% refund of tuition and fees for the second half of the year (spring) and a refund for the first half of the year (fall) based upon the schedule below:

  • 100 percent prior to the first day of classes
  • 80 percent during the first five class days
  • 70 percent during the second five class days
  • 50 percent during the third five class days
  • 25 percent during the fourth five class days

No refunds will be made in the case of withdrawal after the fourth five-day period. Students who withdraw during a summer term may receive a refund of tuition and applicable fees based on the following schedule:

  • 100 percent prior to the first class day
  • 80 percent during the first, second, or third class day
  • 50 percent during the fourth, fifth, or sixth class day

No refunds will be made on the seventh class day or thereafter, if still enrolled.

Notice of intent to withdraw must be made in writing to the Associate Dean for Student Affairs and copied to the Associate Registrar for SOM, and Associate Director of Financial Aid for SOM. The institution will terminate student services and privileges at the time of the student’s withdrawal.

E. Relevant Federal/State Statutes, Board Regents, and/or Coordinating Board Rules

Texas Education Code Chapter 54. Tuition and Fees:

Dates Reviewed or Amended

Approved by the Faculty Assembly on September 11, 2017.

Approved by the Central Curricular Authority Committee (CCAC) on August 23, 2017.

Approved by the Dean/Chief Academic Officer on December 21, 2017.

Non-substantive changes made on February 10, 2021.