Student Accounts

Refund Policy

There are two types of refunds.

1.  Refund of tuition charge.
When students withdraw at certain points during the semester, he/she receives a credit of the tuition cost for the courses dropped. If the student withdraws from the university,  a refund of tuition may be applied to the student account. See the  Fall 2014 Institutional Refund Schedule  and the Spring 2015 Institutional Refund Schedule.  Students who pay tuition via the monthly payment plan and who withdraw before the account is paid in full are NOT relieved from payment of the amount due and will be credited according to the refund schedule.

For information regarding the Institutional Tuition Refund Schedule(s) for summer courses, please contact the Office of Student Accounts directly at or (317) 940-9353.

Notwithstanding the provisions of the University's refund policies, if any disciplinary action results in the suspension or expulsion of a student from Butler University, housing or any activity, the University may refuse to refund, in whole or in part, the student's tuition, fees or room and board charges. The Office of Student Affairs handles any credits of room and board charges when withdrawal occurs during the semester. Students should direct any question regarding a room and/or board refund to the Office of Student Affairs.

2.  Refund request for credit balance(s) on account. 

The Office of Student Accounts processes refund checks by request (in most instances) for students with credit balances on their student account.  To request a refund check, complete the Student Account Refund Request Form (PDF).  Refund checks are issued after the last withdrawal date for a 100% tuition refund as indicated on the Institutional Refund Schedule:   

Fall 2014 Institutional Refund Schedule

Spring 2015 Institutional Refund Schedule

Refunds are processed weekly thereafter while classes are in session.  To be included in the first "round" of checks available for the spring 2015 term, please complete a Student Account Refund Request Form (PDF) and submit it to the Office of Student Accounts by January 16, 2015.

Forms submitted 1/17/15 - 2/3/15 will receive a refund on February 6, 2015

After February 3, 2015, to receive a refund on Fridays, completed Refund Request forms must be received by the Office of Student Accounts the Tuesday prior and a credit balance must be on the account at the time of review.  

Submit completed Refund Request forms to the Office of Student Accounts, Jordan Hall, Room 102, 4600 Sunset Ave., Indianapolis, IN 46208 OR fax to (317) 940-3282.  

Two checks are permitted per term.  Some exceptions apply (federal Title IV funds).    

Refund checks are NOT issued when school is not in session.




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Office of Student Accounts

Jordan Hall, Room 102
4600 Sunset Ave.
Indianapolis, IN 46208
(317) 940-9353