Tuition refund policy

Student refunds - Higher One

In order to provide more flexible options for receiving refunds, Saint Martin's University has partnered with Higher One, a financial services company focused solely on higher education, to deliver financial aid and other school refunds to Saint Martin's University students beginning June 26, 2015.

The new refund program will give you three options for receiving refunds:

  • Deposit to a OneAccount (a non-interest bearing, internet-only checking account serviced by Higher One, Inc.) – money deposited same day funds are released from Saint Martin's to Higher One
  • Deposit to another account (personal checking or savings account) – money deposited in two to three business days
  • Paper check sent via U.S. mail – money in five to seven business days

All students will be asked to make a refund delivery preference selection from the options listed above. Here’s what you need to do:

Update your mailing address

Higher One will mail a welcome package to the current address you have on file with Saint Martin’s University. If you’re not sure that Saint Martin’s University has your current mailing address, please take a moment to send an email to to update your address information. Address updates must be made in writing.

Look for the green envelope

Look for the bright green envelope from Higher One. It contains your personal code for making your refund preference selection as well as a My One Card. If you select the OneAccount as your refund choice, the card will be activated as a functioning Debit MasterCard® and linked to your OneAccount.

Visit to make your choice

Once your package arrives, go to and enter your personal code to get started. Then simply complete the online setup process to customize your preferences, including setting up refund status email updates and mobile alerts.

**Please note:

Students who do NOT have a domestic address on file with the school and parents who are receiving refunds will have checks mailed directly to their address on file. Direct deposit and OneAccount will not be an option.

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Refund percentage based on drop or withdrawal date

Fall 2015 - Main campus, Everett extension, Tacoma CC extension, and extension programs with 16 week sessions from Aug. 24 to Dec. 10, 2015.

Date of drop or withdrawal* Percent of charges dropped
Prior to Aug. 24 100 percent
From Aug. 24 to Sept. 4 100 percent
From Sept. 5 to Sept. 11 75 percent
From Sept. 12 to Sept. 18 50 percent
From Sept. 19 to Sept. 25 25 percent
AFTER SEPT. 25 No charges dropped

*The last day to change registration is SEPTEMBER 4. This is the last day to have 100 percent of tuition charges dropped.

Refunds are determined by the date the withdrawal or drop form is received in the records office and not the date it is signed by the student and/or advisor or instructor. Please pay close attention to dates and deadlines.


Date of drop or withdrawal Percent of charges dropped
8 - 12 week session
Prior to the first day of the session 100 percent
From 1 through 8 calendar days 100 percent
From 9 through 12 calendar days 50 percent
From 13 through 16 calendar days 25 percent
After 16 calendar days No charges dropped

4 - 6 week session
Prior to and through the first day of session 100 percent
After first day of session through 7 calendar days 50 percent
From 8 through 14 calendar days 25 percent
After 14 calendar days No charges dropped

1 - 3 week session
*Prior to the first day of the session or class meeting 100 percent

*Classes that meet less than four weeks that are not dropped before the first day will have no charges dropped.

Refunds are calculated using the starting dates of each session and not the day individual classes begin.