Withdrawls and Reentry to the College

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Course Withdrawal

A student may withdraw from a course through the 9th week of classes and receive a grade of "W" (withdrawal) recorded on their official transcript. After the 9th week of classes, a grade of WF (withdrawal failure) will be recorded. In the summer sessions, a withdrawal prior to the fourth week will result in a grade of W; a withdrawal after the 4th week of courses will result in a grade of WF. Click Here for the Course Withdrawal Form

College Withdrawal

Students who find it necessary to withdraw completely from the Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology must immediately submit to the Registrar an Official Withdrawal Form.  Absence from class does not reduce a student’s financial obligation nor guarantee that a final grade will not be recorded.  No withdrawals will be processed without written notification.

The student desiring to withdraw is strongly encouraged submit this form in person and meet with the Student Accounts office to discuss the financial implications of withdrawal.  Click Here for the Official Withdrawal Form
Upon receipt of the Official Withdrawal Form, Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology's Student Accounts Office may make a partial tuition refund.  The date on which such notice is received will be considered the effective date of withdrawal.  All students are refunded according the following schedule:

Withdrawal Notice Received by the Registrar's Office 
Tuition and Fees Refunded At
 During the first week of classes
 80%
 During the second week of classes
 70%
 During the third week of classes
 60%
 During the fourth week of classes
 40%
 During the fifth week of classes
 20%
 After the fifth week of classes
 0%

For summer sessions that run seven (7) weeks the following schedule applies:

 Withdrawal Notice Received by the Registrar
Tuition and Fees Refunded At
 During the first week of classes
 80%
 During the second week of classes
 60%
 During the third week of classes
 40%
 After the third week of classes
 0%

Return of Title IV Federal Student Aid Policy

Federal regulations require that students who withdraw from all classes prior to completing more than 60% of an enrollment term will have their eligibility for Federal financial aid recalculated based on the percentage of the term completed, which shall be calculated as follows:

# of days completed by the student DIVIDED BY total # of days in the term

The total number of calendar days in a term excludes any scheduled breaks of more than 5 days. 

Unearned Federal aid (the amount that must be returned to the appropriate program) will be returned in the following order:  Federal Direct Stafford Loans (unsubsidized, then subsidized), Federal Direct Parent PLUS Loans, Federal Pell Grant, Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), and Federal SEOG.

Please note that students are responsible for any balance owed the Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology as a result of the repayment of Federal aid funds.

Reentry to the College

Students, who have voluntarily left or been dismissed from Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology for at least one semester and desire to reenter the program, must complete the reentry form and receive the approval of the Dean of Academic Affairs and the student’s respective program chair. The readmission form is available online or from the Registrar’s office.  

Reentry will be granted on a space-available basis and is not guaranteed.  Prior balances must be cleared before reentry will be considered. 

If the student has been away from the college for at least three semesters, the student must apply for readmission with the admissions office and be subject to the admission and programmatic requirements of the current catalog. Students should contact the Admissions Office directly for more information.