The University adheres to state of Tennessee policy on the refund of student enrollment
fees. As such, the following refund percentages of enrollment fees (Maintenance, Out-of-State
Tuition, Applied Music, Laboratory Materials, and Student Activity) apply to students
who withdraw from the University or who drop to an hourly load below full time:
A. 100% Refund: A full (100%) refund of these fees will be provided (1) until the
semester’s first day of classes, (2) for courses cancelled by the University, and
(3) in the case of the death of the student during the semester.
B. 75% Refund: A 75% refund will be provided beginning with the semester’s first day
of classes and extending for a period of time as noted in the term calendar on the
Bursar’s website at http://bf.memphis.edu/finance/bursar/fee.php for each semester.
C. 25% Refund: A 25% refund will be provided beginning at the expiration of the 75%
refund period and extending for a period of time as noted in the term calendar on
the Bursar’s website (http://bf.memphis.edu/finance/bursar/fee.php) each semester.
D. No Refund: At the conclusion of the 25% refund period, there will be no refund
of these fees.
E. Title IV: Students who receive federal Title IV funds and who withdraw during their
first semester of attendance at the University may be eligible for a refund of enrollment
fees based on the federal pro-rata refund calculation.
Please note that the specific dates for these refund periods are found in the term
calendar for each semester at http://bf.memphis.edu/finance/bursar/imp.php. The refund period ends earlier than the final deadline for dropping a course or
The University's refund policy is based entirely upon the official date of withdrawal
or change of course that would result in a refund. Refunds beyond the specified dates
or percentages will not be made for reasons such as employment conflicts, relocating
out-of-town, or other reasons that are beyond the University’s control or responsibility.
Registration fee refunds will be processed and mailed to students beginning approximately
ten (10) days after classes begin and should usually be completed within four weeks.
The University will offset against proposed refunds any amount owed by the student
to the University.