It is the policy of the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix (COM-P) to refund tuition and fee payments to medical students who have withdrawn or been dismissed prior to the published refund drop date of the student’s first enrolled class of the respective semester. Partial refunds may be assessed for students who complete at least one (1) unit of credit and drop all remaining units by the published refund drop date of the student’s planned enrollment of the current semester. Refer to the UArizona Office of the Registrar’s non-standard class dates to confirm the date which is specific to each enrolled course* and the number of units of credit for enrollment for the current semester. Note, if a medical student has or will have final grade(s) reported for a course(s) greater than two (2) units of credit within a semester, a tuition and fees refund will not be granted even if other courses are dropped within the same term.

Please see the University of Arizona Credit Definitions

  1. Credit(s) are earned once a course* is completed and an official grade has been posted to the student's record by the Registrar.
  2. The per semester disability insurance charge will only be credited to the student’s Bursar account if they drop all enrollment before starting any coursework as determined by the COM-P Registrar.
  3. A student receiving financial aid must consult with the COM-P Financial Aid Office regarding rules and regulations pertaining to any award if the student plans to drop units of credit or withdraw from the COM-P.
    1. Federal regulations require Title IV financial aid funds to be offered under the assumption that a student will attend the institution for the entire period in which federal assistance was awarded.
    2. When a student withdraws from courses* for any reason, including medical reasons, they may no longer be eligible for the full amount of Title IV funds that they were originally scheduled to receive.
    3. UArizona students who receive federal financial aid and do not complete their coursework during a semester could be responsible for repaying a portion of the aid they received. See #4 below for further details.
    4. Students who do not begin coursework must repay all financial aid disbursed for the semester. See #5 for specific information regarding potential repayment.
  4. COM-P financial aid recipients who either withdraw, take an approved leave of absence, or are dismissed from COM-P are required to meet with the COM-P Financial Aid Office to discuss the implications for their financial aid prior to their dismissal, withdrawal, or leave of absence taking effect. This counseling includes information similar to a loan exit interview with special emphasis on grace and repayment periods of their loans, including options for forbearance and loan repayment.
  5. Withdrawals that occur soon after a financial aid disbursement may result in the repayment of some or all funds in accordance with the U.S. Department of Education’s Title IV policy. Students who receive federal (Title IV) aid, such as Federal Direct Student loans, and withdraw from all classes, or drop below full-time enrollment, may owe a repayment to the UArizona. The U.S. Department of Education policies require the UArizona Financial Aid Office to perform a Return of Title IV (R2T4) aid calculation for any student who withdraws prior to completing the semester. Information and details regarding the Return of Title IV Aid calculation can be found on the university’s Withdrawal Policy webpage.

Course* = Any component of the curriculum where a grade is earned.

Curriculum Committee
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