It depends. The University Registrar and Cashier determine when it is appropriate to issue a refund for unanticipated medical problems. There are two criteria they use to make those determinations:
(1) Date of Withdrawal – If the withdrawal is initiated towards the end of the semester, you are less likely to receive a refund. This is based on the rationale that you have been receiving instruction and services throughout the term and there is a cost associated with delivering the instruction and services.
(2) Use of Non-Instructional Services – If you have also used resources outside the classroom such academic advising, counseling services, computer facilities, and tutoring, then it is less likely you will receive a refund. Again, the rationale is that you have patronized services that receive funds from tuition and fees.
When students can demonstrate that they have not used resources or received much instruction, then they are more likely to qualify for a refund.
Students that withdraw with an emergency withdrawal petition may still receive W's on their transcript.