ERIC Number: ED183071
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Refund Policies and Practices of Colleges and Universities. Higher Education Panel Report, Number 46, February 1980.
Atelsek, Frank J.; Gomberg, Irene L.
Refund policies and practices at universities and four-year and two-year colleges that are members of the Higher Education Panel of the American Council on Education were surveyed. The focus was on policies regarding freshmen students who terminate their studies before completing their first term. Usable responses were received from 580 institutions, or 91 percent, and the data from responding institutions were statistically adjusted to represent the population of colleges and universities that enroll undergraduates. Respondents were asked to separately detail their refund policies for first-time full-time freshmen students entering fall 1978, covering tuition, mandatory fees, room, and board. The respondents listed the amounts of these charges and the percentage refund that would be available for each: (1) after the first day of the term, (2) during the last day of the second week, and (3) during the last week in which refunds could be obtained. Findings are presented in statistical tables. Appendices compare respondents and nonrespondents and describe the stratification design for weighting. The reliability of the survey estimates are discussed and 90 percent confidence limits are presented. A sample survey instrument is included. (SW)
Descriptors: Administrative Policy, College Freshmen, Higher Education, Instructional Student Costs, Noninstructional Student Costs, Questionnaires, School Surveys, Statistical Data, Student Costs, Tuition, Two Year Colleges, Withdrawal (Education)
Higher Education Panel, American Council on Education, One Dupont Circle, Washington, DC 20036.
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities (NFAH), Washington, DC.; National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.; Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Council on Education, Washington, DC. Higher Education Panel.