Tuition Refund Policy

UNR Med Student Handbook: Tuition, Fees and Expenses

UNR Med abides by the tuition refund policies set forth by the University of Nevada, Reno and the Federal Government for return of Title IV funds. The relevant policies are detailed below in the Supporting Documentation. The policy is disseminated to medical students in the student handbook and briefly summarized below.

Title IV Refund Policy

Funds that are returned to the federal government are used to reduce the outstanding balances in individual federal programs. Financial aid returned (by the University and/or the student or parent) must be allocated in the following order:

  1. Federal Unsubsidized Stafford Loan
  2. Federal Subsidized Stafford Loan
  3. Federal Perkins Loan
  4. Federal PLUS (Parent) Loan
  5. Federal Pell Grant
  6. Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG)
  7. National Science & Mathematics Access to Retain Talent (SMART) Grant
  8. Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)
  9. Other Federal Loan or Grant Assistance

If funds still remain:

  1. State aid
  2. Institutional loans and scholarships
  3. The student

Students whose circumstances require that they withdraw from all classes are strongly encouraged to contact the Assistant Director of Financial Aid at UNR Med and/or the main financial aid office at UNR. At that time, the consequences of withdrawing from all classes can be explained, clearly illustrated and understood. Students also have the option of appealing to the Student Refund Appeals Board under exceptional circumstances, such as an incapacitating illness or death of a family member.