The Higher Education Act (HEA) of 1965, as amended, requires institutions participating in the Title IV financial aid programs to disclose specified information to all current and prospective students and employees. This page serves as a centralized location for access to McDaniel College’s consumer information and is intended to assist students, their families, and interested third parties in obtaining information about the College’s educational programs, costs, and outcomes.
If you need assistance or paper copies, please contact the Financial Aid Office at:
McDaniel College, Financial Aid Office, Rouzer Hall Ground Floor
2 College Hill, Westminster, MD 21157
- Phone: 410-857-2233
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note that your request is in reference to consumer information.
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Financial Aid Policies and Disclosures
Contact the Financial Aid Office
Office: Rouzer Hall, Ground Floor
McDaniel College realizes the importance of consistent and personal relationships with our financial aid staff. You'll begin working with your Financial Aid Specialist as an admitted student and continue working with them throughoDut your four years at McDaniel. This will allow your Financial Aid Specialist to get to know your personal financial situation and how it changes over the course of your enrollment.
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Rights and Responsibilities of Financial Aid Recipients
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Types of Financial Aid
Federal Student Financial Aid Penalties for Drug Law Violations
Download the PDF: Federal Student Financial Aid Penalties for Drug Law Violations
Please note, the Department of Education has rescinded the student eligibility requirement and students no longer face penalties or suspension of Title IV aid due to a drug conviction that occurred while the student was enrolled and receiving Title IV aid. While this information still must be provided, the loss of federal student aid for drug convictions no longer applies.
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Undergraduate Refund Policies and Disclosures
The College must make financial commitments to its faculty, staff, and service contractors on an annual basis. It is assumed a student will not withdraw from the College during a semester. Should withdrawal become necessary because of prolonged illness or similar unusual circumstance, the following refund policy will prevail. I understand that I am registering for educational courses at McDaniel College (“College”) and that I am fully responsible for the cost and expense of all tuition, fees, housing, meal plans and other related educational expenses associated with my enrollment and status as a student at the College (“educational expenses”). I further understand that payment for any amounts due for these educational expenses must be made by the deadline that is published at http://catalog.mcdaniel.edu/ and selecting “Tuition, Fees, and Financial Policies” for the semesters/terms that I am enrolled. Should I incur any expenses for items not set forth therein, payment is due at the time they are incurred, or I am otherwise informed they are due. Any payments not made by these deadlines will be considered an unpaid balance on my account.
Tuition, Room and Board Withdrawal Refund Policy
|Fall & Spring Semesters
(for 2022-2023 the academic semester)
Effective Date of Withdrawal
The effective date of withdrawal is the date upon receipt of the Withdrawal Form in the Office of Academic Affairs. Students receiving financial aid may have a portion of their original award returned to the program as required by federal regulation and the McDaniel College refund policy, thus creating a balance due to the College. If the result is a credit balance, the credit balance will be mailed to the billing address within 3 weeks of the withdrawal date. Please review the financial aid brochure for more information.
It may happen that financial aid postings may exceed the cost of tuition, room and board. If this occurs, a credit balance will appear on the billing statement. Refunds are automatically processed starting the second Friday of each semester. Student refunds will be placed in the student CAMPUS MAIL. PLUS loan refunds will be mailed as designated per the PLUS loan application. If you would like to use a portion of the credit towards books we can transfer up to $600 to your McDaniel 1Card. Please stop by the Bursar’s Office to authorize that transfer.
Federal Title IV Aid Refunds
FEDERAL TITLE IV aid includes programs such as Pell grants, SEOG grants, Perkins Loans, Subsidized Loans, and Unsubsidized Loans. Federal regulations require McDaniel College to use these funds to pay for your tuition, mandatory fees, room and meals that we charge. Your bill or account may also include other charges on it, such as parking, McDaniel 1card, library fines etc. Federal regulations allow the college to use Title IV funds to pay for these other charges only if you authorize the college to do so. The authorization form is available on the Bursar’s home page on the portal.
I understand that there may be instances beyond the control of McDaniel College that result in a modification or cancelation of classes and/or closure of the college. Such instances may include, but are not limited to: (a) acts of God; (b) flood, fire, earthquake or explosion; (c) war, invasion, hostilities (whether war is declared or not), terrorist threats or acts, riot, or other civil unrest; (d) actions, embargoes or blockades in effect on or after the date of this Agreement; (e) action by any Governmental Authority; (f) national or regional emergency; (g) strikes, labor stoppages, or industrial disturbances; and (h) epidemic or pandemic (each a "Force Majeure Event").
I understand and agree that the Tuition, Room and Board Withdrawal Refund Policy above will not be offered in the case of modification or cancelation of classes and/or closure of McDaniel College resulting from a Force Majeure Event, and hereby waive any and all claims against McDaniel College arising out of or related to the modification or cancelation of classes and/or closure of McDaniel College that arise out of or relate to a Force Majeure Event. However, in the event of a campus closure, the college will provide a pro-rata refund of the board plan.
Graduate Refund Policies and Disclosures
The College must make financial commitments to its faculty, staff, and service contractors on an annual basis. It is assumed a student will not withdraw from the College during a semester. Should withdrawal become necessary because of prolonged illness or similar unusual circumstance, the following refund policy will prevail. “I understand that I am registering for educational courses at McDaniel College (“College”) and that I am fully responsible for the cost and expense of all tuition, fees and other related educational expenses associated with my enrollment and status as a student at the College (“educational expenses”). I further understand that payment for any amounts due for these educational expenses must be made ten days prior to the start of the class for the semesters/terms that I am enrolled. Should I incur any expenses for items not set forth therein, payment is due at the time they are incurred, or I am otherwise informed they are due. Any payments not made by these deadlines will be considered an unpaid balance on my account.”
Tuition Withdrawal Refund Policy
Tuition refunds are based on the amount of time that has elapsed since the start of a course. At any point after the start of a course, the following refund policy will apply:
Fall and Spring Semesters (2022-2023), including session I and II in academic semester
- First week = 80% refund.
- Second week = 60% refund.
- Third week = 40% refund.
- Fourth week = 20% refund.
- After fourth week, no refund or discounts
- Fewer than 3 days = 80% refund
- Between 3 and 4 days = 60% refund
- Between 5 and 6 days = 40% refund
- Between 7 and 8 days = 20% refund
- Over 8 days = no refund or discounts
A concession will be made for students in online courses. Students enrolled in online courses will receive a 100% refund if they drop the course within in the first three business days of the course.
Effective Date of Withdrawal
The effective date of withdrawal is the date upon receipt of the Withdrawal Form in the Office of Academic Life. Students receiving financial aid may have a portion of their original award returned to the program as required by federal regulation and the McDaniel College refund policy, thus creating a balance due to the college. If the result is a credit balance, the credit balance will be mailed to the billing address within three weeks of the withdrawal date. More detailed information is available in the Financial Aid office.
Should a credit balance be generated due to a reduction in tuition or other charges when a student withdraws, policies regarding refunds to federal aid programs will take precedence. Any remaining credit balance will be mailed to the student within 2-3 weeks of the effective date of withdrawal.