Refund and Rebate
Leave of Absence
A leave of absence must be requested in writing and is subject to approval by the assistant dean for student affairs. A request for withdrawal must also be in writing and presented first to the specialty director and then to the assistant dean for student affairs. For both leave and withdrawal, the general rules of the University and other policies of the School are applicable. An exit interview is required at the School of Nursing, arranged through the office of the assistant dean for student affairs. See the section Leave of Absence and Withdrawal, in the chapter Master’s Program.
Students who withdraw from the School for any reason during the first 60 percent of the term will receive a prorated rebate of tuition. No adjustment is made after 60 percent of the term has expired. In 2015–2016, no portion of tuition will be rebated in the fall term after October 30, 2015 for students in the DNP program and after November 1, 2015 for students in all other programs. In the spring term, that date is March 30, 2016 for students in the DNP program and April 3, 2016 for students in all other programs. In the summer term, the 60 percent date is June 29, 2016.
Federal Title IV Student Aid
A student who withdraws from the School of Nursing for any reason during the first 60 percent of the term will be subject to the proration of his or her Federal Title IV student aid. A student who withdraws after the 60 percent point has earned 100 percent of his or her Federal Title IV student aid. In order to comply with Federal regulations, the School must return to the U.S. Department of Education any unearned Federal Title IV student aid. In 2015–2016, the last days for refunding Federal Title IV student aid are the same as noted above for tuition. Aid will be refunded in the order prescribed by Federal regulations, namely, first Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan, then Federal Perkins Loan, and finally Federal Direct Grad PLUS Loan.
For purposes of determining the refund of all other sources of student aid (Federal non-Title IV, State, private, or institutional scholarships and loans), a student who withdraws from the School of Nursing for any reason will be subject to the same pro rata schedule as for Federal Title IV student aid.
All recipients of Federal and institutional student loans who leave the School are required to complete an exit interview. Graduating students are required to complete the process before participating in commencement. Students leaving the School receive instructions on completing this process from Yale Student Financial Services.
Death of a Student
The death of a student will cancel charges for tuition as of the date of death, and the tuition will be adjusted on a pro rata basis.