Institutional Charges Refund Policy
The refund policy for institutional charges varies by career. These policies are published separately for each career.
Military Tuition Assistance Return Policy
The DOD MOU requires that the university “have an institutional policy that returns any unearned TA funds on a proportional basis through at least the 60 percent portion of the period for which the funds were provided. TA funds are earned proportionally during an enrollment period, with unearned funds returned based upon when a student stops attending”. In accordance with that requirement, the university TA funds return policy is as follows:
Between the start date of a class and up to the Add/Drop date of that class (as defined by the academic calendar), the university will refund 100% of TA funds back to the respective military department if a student drops from a course for which TA funds were used to pay tuition. After the Add/Drop date and prior to the 61% point, “earned” TA funds are prorated on a per day basis. So, for example, if a student has $100 in TA funds applied to their account for a class, and completes 14 days of a 60-day course (23%), then the student is considered to have earned $23. The remaining $77 would be returned. The student’s withdrawal date is calculated in accordance with the institutions withdraw date definitions for federal R2T4 purposes. After the 60% point in a class, a student is considered to have “earned” all TA funds and no return is made.
*The institutional policy for TA funds may be superseded by the return policies of military branches. So for example, if the university return policy determines that a student has earned $50 of $100 in TA funds, but the Army requests a full return of $100, the university will return the amount that is requested by the branch ($100).
Financial Return to Title IV Policy
Los Angeles Pacific University has policies for returning federal financial aid that is aligned with Federal Return to Title IV requirements. These policies are published for each career.