Refund Policy


STUDENT’S RIGHT TO CANCEL: A student may cancel this transaction, without any penalty or obligation, within five (5) calendar days from the date specified on the enrollment agreement. A student’s notification of cancellation may be conveyed to the institution in any manner such as a signed request to cancel form, email, telegram, or verbal notification. If you cancel, any property traded in, any payments made by the student under the contract or sale, and any negotiable instruments executed by the student will be returned within 10 business days following notice to the University of your cancellation, and any security interest arising out of the transaction will be canceled. If the student cancels, he/she must make available to the University at your residence, in substantially as good condition as when received, any goods delivered to you under this contract or sale; or you may, if you wish, comply with the instructions regarding the return shipment of the goods at the University’s expense and risk. If you do make the goods available to the University and the University does not pick them up within 20 days of the date of your notice of cancellation, the student may retain or dispose of the goods without any further obligation. Refunds resulting from a cancellation will be issued within 30 days of notice of cancellation. A student requesting cancellation more than 5 days after signing an enrollment agreement, but prior to beginning a course or program, is entitled to a refund of all monies paid.

RETURN TO TITLE IV: A recipient of Federal Title IV financial aid who withdraws from the College during a period in which the student does not complete more than 60% of the weeks of instructional time in the period that the student was scheduled to complete will have the amount of Title IV funds he or she did not earn calculated according to federal regulations (34 CFR 668.22). The calculation for all students will be based on the student’s last date of attendance.

The percentage of Title IV financial aid that is earned for a payment period is the number of days the student has been enrolled for the payment period up to the last day attended, divided by the total days in the payment period.

If the amount of unearned Title IV financial aid disbursed exceeds the amount that is returned by the college, the student (or parent, if a Federal PLUS Loan) must return or repay, as appropriate, the remaining amount. Any loan funds that must be returned by the student (or parent for a PLUS Loan) are repaid in accordance with the terms and conditions of the promissory note. If the student is required to return unearned grant funds, the student is required to return the amount of the unearned grant funds that exceeds 50 percent of the grant funds received.

REFUND POLICY FOR WITHDRAWAL FROM THE PROGRAM: You may withdraw from the University at any time and receive a pro rata refund for the current term if you have completed less than 60 percent of the scheduled days through the last day of attendance in that term, regardless of if any equipment, kits, or other materials have been returned to the University. No refund is required for any student who withdraws or is dismissed after completing 60% of the potential units of instruction in the current enrollment period, unless a student withdraws due to mitigating circumstances, which are those that directly prohibit pursuit of a program and which are beyond the student’s control. Requests for refunds in mitigating circumstances must be made to and approved by the Chancellor. All tuition charges and performative learning fees are governed by the University refund policy in the event of withdrawal.

For the purpose of determining a refund under this section, a student shall be deemed to have withdrawn from a program of instruction when any of the following occurs:

  1. The student notifies the University of the student’s withdrawal or as of the date of the student’s withdrawal, whichever is later.
  2. The University terminates the student’s enrollment for failure to maintain satisfactory progress, failure to abide by the rules and regulations of the University, failure to participate in academic activities for 14 consecutive calendar days*, and/or failure to meet financial obligations to the University.
  3. The student fails to return from a leave of absence.

For the purpose of determining the amount of the refund, the student’s last date of attendance (LDA) will be used. The LDA is defined as the last date the student participated in an academically related activity. Pro rata refund shall be determined as the number of days remaining after the last day of attendance by the student in any course with prefix “AC,” divided by the total number of days in the 12 week quarter, rounded downward to the nearest ten percent. For courses with prefix “PL,” pro rata refund shall be determined as the number of hours remaining after the last hour of attendance by the student divided by the total number of hours in the PL course, rounded downward to the nearest ten percent. The amount paid minus the amount earned by Wright Graduate University (total charges minus pro-rata refund amount) represents the refund amount. 

Last Day of Attendance

Refund Owed

Day 1-14 (AC) / <16% (PL)


Day 15-17 (AC) / 17-20% (PL)


Day 18-25 (AC) / 21-30% (PL)


Day 26-34 (AC) / 31-40% (PL)


Day 35-42 (AC) / 41-50% (PL)


Day 43-50 (AC) / 51-59% (PL)


Day 51-84 (AC) / >60% (PL)


* The date of determination (DOD) for determining a student’s withdrawal is the date the student notifies the University of their intent to withdraw, the date the University determines the student must be withdrawn based on existing policy, or the date that the student was scheduled to return from a leave of absence and failed to return. All Refunds will be issued by the University within 30 days of the DOD in accordance with Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC) standards.

Refund Policy for Optional In-Residence Components

Wright Graduate University provides on-campus housing for participants of the weekend learning sessions. The cost of on-campus accommodations is included with the course tuition and fees as sleeping and studying accommodations are reserved for each enrolled student each weekend. If a student chooses to stay off campus during weekend learning sessions or chooses to attend weekends learning sessions by webcast/teleconference, they are responsible for the expenses incurred. No refund of tuition is provided to students choosing not to attend and stay on campus. Students are responsible for transportation to and from the campus and meals for the weekend. .

Example Refund

A student enrolls in the Master of Arts in Transformational Leadership and Coaching, consisting of 57 credit hours and the enrollment agreement reflects the following charges: The cost per credit hour is identified as $591.00. If a student is enrolled in one 6 credit course, and is attending PL01, the costs for the term would be: $591 x 6 credits = $3,546 Tuition, plus $1,750 for PLO1 Performative Learning Fees, for a total of $5,296.00. A term is 12 weeks in length, representing 84 days. If a student stops attending at the end of the 5th week, or after 35 days, the refund calculation occurs as below. For the Performative Learning course (PL01), the student stops attending after the 30th of 46 hours. 

Example Refund Calculation for a Student Withdrawing on 35th Day of Academic Quarter
and 30th Hour of Performative Learning (PL01)

Tuition for 6 Quarter Credit Course

 $             3,546.00

% of Quarter not Completed if Student Withdraws on 35th of 84 Days

49/84 days or 58%

% of Tuition Paid Due as Refund (rounded down to nearest 10%]


Pro Rata Refund Due to Student

 $             1,773.00

Tuition Amount Retained by Wright Graduate University

 $             1,773.00


Performative Learning Course fee for PL01 Paid to the Wright Foundation

 $             1,750.00

% of Performative Learning Not Completed if Student Withdraws on 30th of 46 Hours

16/46 or 34.8%

% of Course Fee Paid Due as Refund (rounded down to nearest 10%]


Pro Rata Refund Due to Student

 $                0.00

Performative Learning Fee Retained

 $                1,750.00

Wright Graduate University is approved as an NC-SARA institution (National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements), and as such will apply the tuition refund policies of the Wisconsin Educational Approval Program (EAP) for students located in other SARA states; and for students located in non-SARA states, will follow any relevant tuition refund policies of those states. California residents are directed to the California tuition refund policies which are provided as a supplement to the Enrollment Agreement at the time an offer of admission is made. Contact admissions staff at for further detail.

ADD/DROP PERIOD: The add-drop period shall be the first fourteen calendar days of any academic quarter for courses with prefix “AC” and up to the first 16% of hours in a performative learning course with prefix “PL.” A student may drop a course or courses without penalty during this period by emailing the Registrar and the Chancellor. Provided notice is received by 11:59pm Central time on the fourteenth day for courses with prefix “AC” or before the 16% hour for courses with prefix “PL,” the student shall be entitled to a full refund for that course. With permission of the instructor, a student may add a course until 11:59pm Central time on the fourteenth day of the quarter for courses with prefix “AC” and until the 16% hour for courses with prefix “PL.”

DEFINITION OF INSTRUCTIONAL UNIT FOR WITHDRAWAL/REFUND PURPOSES: “Unit” means credits, hours, class days, or other approved instructional time periods. Wright Graduate University defines a unit as a day in the 84 day, 12 week quarter of instruction for courses with a prefix of “AC.” For performative learning (courses with a prefix of “PL”), a unit is defined as an hour in the total hours of instruction in the performative learning course.


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