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Title 478 WAC - University of Washington


Chapter 478-160 WAC: Admission and Registration Procedures for the University of Washington

WAC 478-160-256: Refund of the enrollment confirmation deposit.


The enrollment confirmation deposit is refundable under the following conditions:

(1) New and returning matriculated students who are unable to obtain courses required for completion of their degree or certificate program or courses which are determined by an appropriate academic adviser to be acceptable alternate courses, will be refunded their enrollment confirmation deposit. A written verification from the appropriate academic adviser must be attached to this petition. Such requests for refund must be submitted by Friday of the second week of the quarter.

(2) New and returning matriculated students who, after meeting with an appropriate academic adviser, determine that the program for which admission was granted differs substantially from what the student was led to expect based upon earlier available information, will be refunded the enrollment confirmation deposit. This petition for refund must be submitted before the student registers for courses and in no case later than the first day of the quarter for which admission has been granted. A written verification from the appropriate academic adviser must be included.

(3) New and returning students who apply by the prescribed deadline for financial aid administered by the university's financial aid office, and who cannot be awarded financial aid adequate to their needs as determined by that office, and who are therefore unable to attend the university, will be refunded the enrollment confirmation deposit. This petition and a copy of the notice of award and acceptance must be submitted no later than two weeks after receipt of notice of the financial aid award.

(4) New and returning students who are unable to attend the university because of pregnancy, disability or death or because they are called involuntarily into the military service of the United States or into civil duty may be refunded the enrollment confirmation deposit. Documentation is required.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.20.130. 92-12-011, § 478-160-256, filed 5/22/92, effective 6/22/92; Order 73-9, § 478-160-256, filed 11/30/73.]