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Office of the Bursar

Ethel DeStephan
Santa Rita Hall 212

Phone: (973) 290-4443

Office Hours:
M-F: 8:30am-4:30pm

Email if you need to schedule a personal appointment for a later hour during the week.

Bursar - Refund Policies

The College of Saint Elizabeth will calculate tuition and other charges when a student drops a course or courses or withdraws from the College. Adjustments of Tuition and other charges for the current semester/session are calculated based on the date of official withdrawal, usually the last date of attendance. Students must follow the established procedures to drop/add a course, to withdraw from a course or courses, to withdraw from the College, or to take a leave of absence. Please refer to the Registration and Scheduling section of this catalog for a complete description of these procedures.

The following actions do not constitute appropriate notification of withdrawal: non-payment of tuition and other charges, absence from classes or notification to the instructor.

A student who fails to withdraw officially waives the right of consideration for any refunds based upon the official withdrawal.

Refunds are calculated from the opening date of classes in accordance with the following schedule:

Schedule for the Fall, Spring and Summer II Full Semesters:

7-Week Session AA and AB Terms; Summer Session I and III:

Intersession 3-Week Term:

Credit Balance

Student Account Title IV Credit Balances and Refunds

The amount of a student refund is dependent on a variety of factors. If a student's enrollment status changes as a result of adding or dropping classes, the federal aid award may be adjusted, in compliance with government regulations, affecting the refund amount.

Credit balances are derived from multiple sources:

Federal and other regulatory requirements dictate CSE's policies and procedures for handling student account credit balances. Procedures may change slightly depending on whether federal aid funds are involved. As a result, credit balances may be affected by various changes in status:

Note: Title IV Federal Student Aid is always given priority for Credit Balance Refund.

First Priority

Credit balances related to Title IV Federal Aid are always prioritized for refund processing. Federal regulations require refunding within 14 calendar days from the date the credit balance occurs on student account.

Note: CSE will hold credit balances in a student account across terms within the same award year if the student provides prior written authorization.

Secondary Priority

Refunds of credit balances for non-Federal title IV funds. The process for refunding these types of funds depends on Bursar's Office refunds process policies.

Issuing Refunds

All refunds will be issued via paper check. The Bursar's Office will notify each student via CSE email when a check is available to be picked up. The student is responsible to come to the Bursar's Office and show a student ID card in order to receive the check; otherwise, checks will be mailed to the address on file.


The College reserves the right to change established tuition, fees and services, to add fees and services and to determine the effective date of such changes without prior notice.

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