Bursar's Office

Withdrawal Policy

Any student who withdraws or takes a leave of absence will be eligible for a refund of the comprehensive fee (less financial aid) based on the following schedule which is calculated as of the last day.

**Withdrawal before the first day of classes

  • 100%

Withdrawal during 2nd week

  • 75%

Withdrawal during 3rd week

  • 50%

Withdrawal during 4th week

  • 25%

Withdrawal after the end of 4th week


**For 2021 Spring Term only, Students can receive 100% refund of the Comprehensive Fee billed should a student withdraw from classes during the first week of term.

Students are encouraged to request a voluntary medical withdrawal at any time that they believe that physical or mental health concerns are significantly interfering with the ability to be a successful student and/or that the demands of College life are interfering with recovery or safety. A medical withdrawal must be approved by the Dean of Students in consultation with campus health care professionals in accordance with College policy.

A student who starts the term and then withdraws for documented medical reasons from all courses for the term (marked on the academic record as course withdrawals),may choose a refund of the comprehensive fee based on the regular refund schedule (see above). Alternately, a student may request (1) a pro-rated credit for room and board based on the percentage of the term elapsed and (2) a tuition waiver equal to full tuition paid for the term to make up the missed courses later. A tuition waiver may be applied to the student’s final term prior to graduation if that is an extra term (beyond the date on which the student’s graduation would normally be expected.) A student may request instead that the tuition waiver apply to a fourth course charge in up to three terms in which the student is academically eligible to enroll in a fourth course.

Questions about fulfillment of the 12-term residency requirement should be directed to the Dean of Studies.

If the withdrawn student does not return within six (6) months, they may be contacted to begin repayment on their student loans. Students should contact their loan servicer for any questions regarding their loan repayment options.

Should a student be unable to return following a medical leave, the student may be eligible for a tuition refund at the discretion of the Dean of Students. Refunds will be calculated as tuition less scholarships and grants.

If the student does not plan to return for the next term, he/she must notify the Dean of Students Office in writing by the last day of the current term. Neither failure to pre-schedule or register, non-payment of the term bill, nor a request for a transcript constitute official notice of withdrawal or leave of absence.

Delinquent accounts are referred to credit bureaus and a collection agency. If any overdue obligation is referred to an outside agency or to an attorney for collection efforts and/or legal suit, the debt is increased to cover all reasonable costs of collection, including interest, penalties, collection agency fees, court costs and attorney fees.