Refund Policies

Fees are refundable during the fall and spring semesters through the fourth week of classes.

Residential Hall Fees are refundable according to the tuition refund schedule except for the first two weeks of the semester during which there is a charge of $26 per night. The housing deposit may be refunded (after a 30-day waiting period) to students who withdraw after the eighth week of the semester, provided all accounts have been paid in full.

Meals are prorated as of the date the withdrawal is received by the Residential Staff.

Tuition is computed during the fall and spring semesters at the following percentages upon filing a properly executed change of schedule or withdrawal with the Records Office.

•    First Two Weeks of Semester 100%
•    Third Week 75%
•    Fourth Week 50%
•    Fifth through Eighth Weeks 25%

Students are not entitled to any tuition refund after the end of the business day on Friday of the eighth week of a regular semester. Specific refund dates are published in Loma Link  (the university's student newsletter). According to federal regulations, if you are receiving federal financial aid and withdraw at any time during the semester, a portion of your federal aid may be refunded to the lender or the Department of Education. For additional information, contact Student Financial Services.

Financial Aid can be a detailed process.  Read about our policies here.


Tuition Refund Insurance

Each year thousands of college students across the country are unable to complete classes for the semester due to unforeseen medical issues such as illness, accidents, concussions, or mental health related issues.  Unfortunately, in many cases these families are unable to recoup all of their tuition dollars.  According to PLNU's refund policy, depending on the timing of the withdrawal, you may not be eligible to receive a refund of some or all of your tuition and fees.  We understand that these types of situations can be a financial hardship for many families.  Therefore, we are pleased to make available the Tuition Refund Insurance Plan.


Tuition Refund Insurance can help refund your tuition, fees, and room/board charges, up to the policy limits, if you are unable to complete the semester due to a covered medical reason such as an illness, accident, or mental health issue (two-day hospital stay required for mental health related issues).  This insurance program complements and enhances our school's refund policy and we believe families will benefit from this added protection.  Visit www.tuitioninsuranceplan.com/pointloma for more information.