Billing Information

Financial and academic dates and deadlines may differ. The information in this section is financial; academic dates and deadlines are available at Students in Distance Learning Programs, please refer to

Fall/Spring Semester Financial Course Load

Total course load at the end of the second week (Fall: September 6, 2024 and Spring: February 7, 2025) will be considered by the Bursar’s Office as the student’s semester course load base. Classes added after these dates will increase the semester course load base.

For example: On September 8 a student is registered for 15 hours. This is the student's semester base load. On September 25 the student drops a three-credit hour course — the semester base load remains at 15 credit hours. On October 1 the student adds a three-credit hour class. The base load increases to 18 hours and the student is charged for the two extra hours.

If you drop one or more classes (reduction in hours), but remain registered for at least one course, the full tuition will be refunded for full semester classes (i.e. 15 weeks) dropped by the end of the second week of classes, ending September 6, 2024 for fall and February 7, 2025 for spring. There are no refunds for a class dropped after these dates, regardless of when the class begins.

University fees, course fees and course surcharges are not prorated or refundable.

Students with Tuition Remission

Students who receive tuition remission will be charged an additional $25, along with any applicable charges, if all classes are dropped. This is in effect for all terms - fall, spring, interims and summer.

Veterans Benefits and Transition Act of 2018 Section 103

In accordance with the Veterans Benefits and Transition Act of 2018 Section 103, effective August 1, 2019, Bradley University will not impose any penalty, including the assessment of late fees, the denial of access to classes, libraries, or other institutional facilities, or the requirement that a covered individual borrow additional funds, on any covered individual because of the individual’s inability to meet his or her financial obligations to the university due to the delayed disbursement of a payment to be provided by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs under chapter 31 or 33 of this title.

For purposes of this policy, a covered individual is any individual who is entitled to educational assistance under chapter 31 or 33 funding through the federal government. The covered individual must notify the institution via submission of a certificate of eligibility for entitlement to educational assistance not later than the first day of a course of education for which the individual has indicated the individual wishes to use the individual’s entitlement to educational assistance, submit a written request to use such entitlement, or provide additional information necessary to the proper certification of enrollment by the educational institution.

Student Refunds

The FSA (Federal Student Aid) Regulations administered by the U.S. Department of Education allow a school to apply all Title IV financial aid directly to a student’s institutional charges (student fee account). Bradley University requires all financial aid to be applied to a student’s account. If a student has more financial assistance than the amount of their institutional charges this creates what is referred to as a credit balance. FSA regulations require a school to process the credit balance directly to the student or parent in the form of a refund. However, the U.S. Department of Education does not specify how a school must determine which FSA funds create the credit balance to be refunded.

Bradley University has instituted the following procedures for applying student aid to a student fee account. Keep in mind that a student’s individual financial assistance package will vary and may not contain all types of awards listed.

Order of application of student aid toward Tuition, Fees, Room and Board Charges

  1. State of Illinois MAP Grant
  2. Bradley Financial Aid
  3. Title IV grants (Pell Grant, SEOG)
  4. External Scholarships
  5. Federal Loans (PLUS Loan/Federal Grad PLUS Loan, Stafford Loans, Perkins and Nursing Loans
  6. Private Loans

Based on this application of aid, refunds will generally be processed in the student’s name and per the student’s request will be mailed to the permanent home address or deposited directly to a bank account. Students at other universities have been targeted by phishing campaigns designed to steal their personal information, including credentials (usernames and passwords). The passwords were then used to change direct deposit information for any refunds from financial assistance. Please be aware of phishing campaigns targeting you to steal your passwords, financial information, or refunds.

Refunds of $1.00 or less will not be processed.