Community Standards

Tuition Refund/Withdrawal Policy

Updated June 2023


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

  • Withdrawal before the first day of classes - 100% refunded
  • Withdrawal during 1st and 2nd week - 75% refunded
  • Withdrawal during 3rd and 4th week - 50% refunded
  • Withdrawal during 5th and 6th week - 25% refunded
  • Withdrawal after end of 6th week - No Refund

Students suspended/expelled for academic or social conduct will not be entitled to any refund of the Comprehensive Fee. Students placed on involuntary leave for reasons other than academic or social conduct will follow the refund policy for voluntary withdrawals.

Please note, this refund policy applies only to withdrawal from the college, not to individual course withdrawals. Students are required to vacate their college residence within 24 hours of their last date of attendance in class.

Students who receive financial aid and withdraw during a trimester will have their aid reevaluated, possibly necessitating repayment of a portion of aid received. This obligation may differ depending on the type of aid received.

For example, the Financial Aid Withdrawal Policy is applicable to any Title IV Funds received by students. In some cases these adjustments to financial aid may result in the student's bill not being fully paid, even after giving effect to refunds made pursuant to this policy, and the student will remain responsible for the resulting balance.

You can consider these ways to make up credits to remain on course for your expected graduation date if you are contemplating withdrawing from a term.

Tuition Refund Insurance

Union College has partnered with GradGuard to provide families with peace of mind about tuition costs if students withdraw for health or personal reasons. Please familiarize yourself with Union's Tuition Refund/Withdrawal Policy above. For more information on purchasing tuition insurance, please visit GradGuard.

Delinquent Accounts

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.