Proration of Charges

Refund policies and procedures (pdf)

Refund Tables:

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Spring 2021 Refund Table

Full Semester - January 19 - May 7, 2021

Refund percentage Date
100% November 4 - January 21, 2021
80% January 22 - 28, 2021
50% January 29 - February 16, 2021
0% February 17 - May 7, 2021

1st Half Term Session - January 19 - March 11, 2021

Refund percentage Date
100% November 4 - January 19, 2021
80% January 20 - 22, 2021
50% January 23 - 31, 2021
0% February 1 - March 11, 2021

CA - January 22 - April 30, 2021

Refund percentage Date
100% November 4 - January 23, 2021
80% January 24 - 29, 2021
50% January 30 - February 15, 2021
0% February 16 - April 30, 2021

CB - January 29 - April 30, 2021

Refund percentage Date
100% November 4 - January 30, 2021
80% January 31 - February 5, 2021
50% February 6 - 22, 2021
0% February 23 - April 30, 2021

2nd Half Term Session - March 12 - May 4, 2021

Refund percentage Date
100% November 4 - March 12, 2021
80% March 13 - 15, 2021
50% March 16 - 24, 2021
0% March 25 - May 4, 2021

5C - March 29 - April 30, 2021

Refund percentage Date
100% November 4 - March 29, 2021
80% March 30 - 31, 2021
50% April 1 - April 6, 2021
0% April 7 - April 30, 2021

EC2 - March 15 - April 30, 2021

Refund percentage Date
100% November 4 - March 15, 2021
80% March 16 - 18, 2021
50% March 19 - 26, 2021
0% March 27 - April 30, 2021

5A - January 19 - March 21, 2021

Refund percentage Date
100% November 4 - January 19, 2021
80% January 20 - 21, 2021
50% January 22 - 27, 2021
0% January 28 - February 21, 2021

10W - January 19 - March 26, 2021

Refund percentage Date
100% November 4 - January 20, 2021
80% January 21 - 24, 2021
50% January 25 - February 4, 2021
0% February 5 - March 26, 2021

E1 - January 20 - March 12, 2021

Refund percentage Date
100% November 4 - January 20, 2021
80% January 21 - 30, 2021
50% January 31 - February 12, 2021
0% February 13 - March 12, 2021

5B - February 22 - March 28, 2021

Refund percentage Date
100% November 4 - February 22, 2021
80% February 23 - 24, 2021
50% February 25 - March 2, 2021
0% March 3 - 28, 2021

E2 - March 17 - May 7, 2021

Refund percentage Date
100% November 4 - March 17, 2021
80% March 18 - 26, 2021
50% March 27 - April 8, 2021
0% April 9 - May 7, 2021

EC1 - January 19, March 5, 2021

Refund percentage Date
100% November 4 - January 19, 2021
80% January 20 - 22, 2021
50% January 23 - 30, 2021
0% January 31 - March 5, 2021

Summer 2020 Refund Table

Session SA - May 11 - 22, 2020

Refund percentage Date
100% April 6 - May 11, 2020
80% May 12, 2020
50% May 13 - 14, 2020
0% May 15 - 22, 2020

Session SB - June 15 - 26, 2020

Refund percentage Date
100% April 6 - June 15, 2020
80% June 16, 2020
50% June 17 - 18, 2020
0% June 19 - 26, 2020

Session SF - May 26 - June 26, 2020

Refund percentage Date
100% April 6 - May 27, 2020
80% May 28 - 29, 2020
50% May 30 - June 3, 2020
0% June 4 - 26, 2020

Session E3 - June 11 - July 31, 2020

Refund percentage Date
100% June 11, 2020
80% June 12 - 20, 2020
50% June 21 - July 3, 2020
0% July 4 - July 31, 2020

Session SH - July 1 - August 4, 2020

Refund percentage Date
100% April 6 - July 2, 2020
80% July 3 - 4, 2020
50% July 5 - 10, 2020
0% July 11 - August 4, 2020

Session SK - May 26 - August 4, 2020

Refund percentage Date
100% April 6 - May 28, 2020
80% May 29 - June 1, 2020
50% June 2 - 13, 2020
0% June 14, 2020 - August 4, 2020

Session SC - July 13 - 24, 2020

Refund percentage Date
100% April 6 - July 13, 2020
80% July 14, 2020
50% July 15 - 16, 2020
0% July 17 - 24, 2020

Fall 2020 Refund Table

FSC Full Term - August 17 - November 20, 2020

Refund percentage Date
100% April 6 - August 19, 2020
80% August 20 - 26, 2020
50% August 27 - September 14, 2020
0% September 15 - November 20, 2020

1st Half Term Session - August 17 - October 2, 2020

Refund percentage Date
100% April 6 - August 17, 2020
80% August 18 - 20, 2020
50% August 21 - 28, 2020
0% August 29 - October 2, 2020

CA - August 21 - December 4, 2020

Refund percentage Date
100% April 6 - August 23, 2020
80% August 24 - 29, 2020
50% August 30 - September 16, 2020
0% September 17 - December 4, 2020

CB - August 28 - December 4, 2020

Refund percentage Date
100% April 6 - August 29, 2020
80% August 30 - September 4, 2020
50% September 5 - 21, 2020
0% September 22 - December 4, 2020

2nd Half Term Session - October 5 - November 20, 2020

Refund percentage Date
100% April 6 - October 5, 2020
80% October 6 - 8, 2020
50% October 9 - 16, 2020
0% October 17 - November 20, 2020

5C - October 28 - December 4, 2020

Refund percentage Date
100% April 6 - October 28, 2020
80% October 29 - 30, 2020
50% October 31 - November 5, 2020
0% November 6 - December 4, 2020

EC2 - October 12 - December 2, 2020

Refund percentage Date
100% October 12, 2020
80% October 13 - 15, 2020
50% October 16 - 24, 2020
0% October 25 - December 2, 2020

5A - August 18 - September 21, 2020

Refund percentage Date
100% April 6 - August 18, 2020
80% August 19 - 20, 2020
50% August 21 - 26, 2020
0% August 27 - September 21, 2020

10W - August 17 - October 23, 2020

Refund percentage Date
100% April 6 - August 18, 2020
80% August 19 - 22, 2020
50% August 23 - September 3, 2020
0% September 4 - October 23, 2020

E1 - August 18 - October 2, 2020

Refund percentage Date
100% August 18, 2020
80% August 19 - 25, 2020
50% August 26 - September 4, 2020
0% September 5 - October 2, 2020

5B - September 22 - October 27, 2020

Refund percentage Date
100% April 6 - September 22, 2020
80% September 23 - 24, 2020
50% September 25 - 30, 2020
0% October 1 - October 27, 2020

E2 - October 7 - November 20, 2020

Refund percentage Date
100% October 7, 2020
80% October 8 - 14, 2020
50% October 15 - 24, 2020
0% October 25 - November 20, 2020

EC1 - August 18 - October 2, 2020

Refund percentage Date
100% August 18, 2020
80% August 19 - 21, 2020
50% August 22 - 29, 2020
0% August 30 - October 2, 2020

FS Full Semester - August 17 - December 4, 2020

Refund percentage Date
100% April 6 - August 19, 2020
80% August 20 - 26, 2020
50% August 27 - September 14, 2020
0% September 15 - December 4, 2020

TD Holiday Session - November 23 - December 11, 2020

Refund percentage Date
100% April 6 - November 23, 2020
80% November 24, 2020
50% November 25 - 27, 2020
0% November 28, 2020 - December 11, 2020

Winter 2020 Refund Table

Winter Session - December 14,  2020 - January 6, 2021

Refund percentage Date
100% October 26 - December 14, 2020
80% December 15, 2020
50% December 16 - 19, 2020
0% December 20, 2020 - January 6, 2021

Dropping course(s)

A student who completes a schedule change will receive a reduction in charges for tuition and/or course fee(s) if the student (1) drops below full-time, (2) is part-time and drops a class, or (3) is full-time and drops a class with a refundable course fee.  Both types of refunds will be in accordance with the refund table listed in the current Schedule of Fees.

Students who wish to appeal their tuition refund amount must do so in writing to the Tuition Appeals Committee, Bursar's Office, Murray State University, 200 Sparks Hall, Murray, KY  42071-3312.  

Complete withdrawal from the university

A student who completes official withdrawal (written clearance through the Admissions and Registrar's Office and the Bursar's Office constitutes completion) or is dismissed will receive a reduction in charges for tuition, fees, room and meal plan in accordance with the refund table listed in the Schedule of Fees.

Appeals Policy & Procedures

The procedure for appealing charges and refunds when the student withdraws follows:

  1. The student must appeal the published policy in writing.  You can find the electronic Tuition Appeals form online by using the following link: 

    https://dynamicforms.ngwebsolutions.com/casAuthentication.ashx?InstID=d2eaf233-36a5-4bf3-b8a0-d2bb348ceb31&targetUrl=https://dynamicforms.ngwebsolutions.com/Submit/Form/Start/4165904d-d5bd-4b99-8677-b1817fe2e206

  2. The student must provide documentation of the extreme or extraordinary circumstances justifying their appeal.

  3. A committee of three will consist of a representative from the Registrar's, Financial Aid and the Bursar's office. The committee members shall be appointed by the heads of the aforementioned offices.  The appeal with supporting documentation will be routed to all committee members.

  4. The appeals will be channeled through the Bursar's Office.

  5. The results of the appeal will be sent to the student in writing by the representative from the Bursar's Office within two weeks from the date of the Bursar's office receiving the appeal. 

Return of Federal Title IV student aid ("Official Withdrawal") (effective fall 2000)

More information about the return of financial aid.