Withdrawal From the School
Students who wish to leave the School of Medicine at any time during the academic year are required to file a letter of resignation with the dean. The student must satisfy the authorities that he or she has no outstanding obligations to the school and must return his or her student identification card.
If the above procedures are not completed, the student will not be entitled to honorable dismissal and will forfeit the right to any refunds to which that student would otherwise be entitled. The date used in computing refunds is the date the Application for Withdrawal is signed by the dean.
Students who voluntarily withdraw during an academic semester will be given no credit. Students are not permitted to resort to withdrawal in order to preclude current or impending failures. Their standing on withdrawal will be recorded at the Office of the Registrar. Students who withdraw from the medical school and later desire readmission must apply to the Committee on Admissions unless other arrangements have been made with the dean's written consent.
Refund requests of students officially withdrawing from the school must be processed through the Office of Student Affairs. The amount of tuition and fees to be refunded to the student is dependent on time completed in the relevant semester.
A. Students are eligible for refunds upon withdrawal according to the following schedule:
- Withdrawal on or before the first scheduled day of class; 100% refund and cancellation of registration.
- Withdrawal after the first scheduled day of class through 10% of the semester - 90% refund.
- Withdrawal after the first 10% through the first 25% of the semester - 50% refund.
- Withdrawal after the first 25% through the first 50% of the semester - 25% refund.
- Withdrawal after the first 50% of the semester - no refund.
Schedules indicating the cut-off dates each semester for every level of refund will be made available by the Office of Student Accounts.
B. Withdrawing students who received financial aid to pay for the tuition and fees assessed will have refunds returned to the aid program from which the charges were paid in the following order:
- Federal Unsubsidized Stafford Loan
- Federal Subsidized Stafford Loan
- Federal PLUS Loan
- Federal Perkins Loan
- Federal Pell Grant
- Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant
- Institutional Loans, HPSL, etc.
- Maryland State Scholarship Programs
- Institutional Scholarship Programs
- Private Scholarship Programs
Refund amounts over and above those amounts repaid to the various aid programs will be returned to the student.
In calculating the return of federal financial aid, such return may cause a balance owed by the student to the University or to the student's lender. Any unpaid charges owed by the student as a result of the Title IV calculation will remain as the student's responsibility and will be subject to collection.
- Aid that has been awarded and certified before the withdrawal date may be used to pay required tuition and fees, even if it has not yet been disbursed.
- Federal financial aid recipients who cease to attend classes without officially withdrawing will have an unofficial withdrawal date determined for them by the financial aid office on a case-by-case basis, and that date will then be used in calculating the refund.