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Refund Policy (Non-Financial Aid)

A full refund will be given to students who officially withdraw prior to the first day of the semester. The refund amount for students completely withdrawing from the University after the first day of the semester will be based on a pro rata percentage determined by dividing the total number of calendar days in the semester the student has completed by the total number of calendar days in the semester. The total number of calendar days in the semester will include weekends. Scheduled breaks of five or more days and days that a student was on an approved leave of absence are excluded. No refunds will be issued once a student has completed 60% or more of a semester. However, a refund of all nonresident fees, matriculation fees, and other mandatory fees will be made in the event of the death of a student at any time during the academic session.

NO refunds will be made for the following:

  • Withdrawal after 60% of the semester is completed
  • Failure to withdraw officially
  • Suspension or forced withdrawal for disciplinary reasons
  • Reduction in hours after the "drop/add" period ends
  • Late registration fee payments
  • Applied music fee payments

The "stop payment" of a check does not constitute an official withdrawal from Middle Georgia State University. The student will be held liable for all charges unless the date of official withdrawal from the University is within the refund period, in which case the student will be liable for the portion of their tuition and fees that are not refundable, plus the returned check fee and any applicable collection costs, including court and legal fees associated with collection.

Delivery of Refunds

Middle Georgia State University delivers refunds of tuition, fees, scholarships and remaining balances of financial aid funds to BankMobile. Students may elect to have BankMobile send their refund to a bank account of their choice or to have BankMobile issue them a Vibe card - a Mastercard debit card that can be used anywhere Mastercard debit cards are accepted. More information about the BankMobile Vibe card can be found on the University's website under the Bursar’s Office page.

At the start of the semester or part-of-term session, disbursement of financial aid funds to student accounts will occur after the drop/add period has ended and no-show reporting has been finalized. Per federal regulations, refunds of remaining credit balances are to be released no later than 14 calendar days after posting of financial aid disbursements to student accounts. Following this period, refunds are processed weekly during the semester.