Optometry Student Handbook 2024-2025

Health Professions Division 2024–2025 83 Health Professions Division Building Hours The executive and administrative offices of the Health Professions Division (HPD) are open from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except holidays that are noted in the Nova Southeastern University (NSU) Holiday Schedule. The Martin and Gail Press Health Professions Division Library maintains its own hours. (See the Press HPD Library section that follows.) Some areas, such as laboratories, may be closed or only accessible during posted hours. Refer to each program’s policies. Charges and Payments Tuition charges are automatically calculated when students register for classes. Students are expected to pay in full at the time of registration, or have made acceptable NSU payment arrangements (e.g., financial aid or NSU payment plans) that cover the balance due. Students may pay for tuition by check or by using credit cards: American Express, Mastercard, or VISA. Credit card and electronic check payments may be made online through eBill. International students may submit payments using Flywire from accounts outside of the United States. Tuition Credit Policy—Voluntary Drops and Withdrawals Students who wish to withdraw from the program or course, if course withdrawal is permitted in the students’ college (refer to college policies), must submit a written request for voluntary withdrawal to the dean or program director, who will evaluate the student’s request. After completing the required documentation and obtaining the dean’s and/or program director’s approval, an eligible student may receive partial refund of the tuition, according to the following formula: Drops during the first week of the semester in which classes begin............................................. 75 percent Drops after the first week of the semester in which classes begin................................................. No refund The withdrawal period starts with the second week of the semester and ends three weeks prior to the end of the semester. Students enrolled in programs that have a drop/add period will have until 11:59 p.m., the first Sunday of the semester—which is the end of the drop/add period—to make any changes in their schedule without incurring any financial expenses. Students who drop during the first week of classes will receive a reversal of 75 percent of their charged tuition. Students who drop after the first week of the semester will not be entitled to receive a refund. Students enrolled in the Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine graduate programs should refer to the graduate section of the Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine Student Handbook for their tuition credit policy.