Tuition Adjustment

Students who drop a course within the first 2 weeks of a term/semester, will received full tuition reimbursement from the University. Students who withdraw from a course after the first two weeks may receive a proportion of their tuition based on the schedules listed below.

Undergraduate Students: The Office of Student Affairs processes requests from students for tuition waiver for undergraduate courses. Tuition refunds are contingent on the drop or withdrawal date. It is the undergraduate student's responsibility to file a drop or withdrawal form with the Registrar's Office.

Tuition waivers for dropped courses are automatic. The charges are expunged from the student's account. Waivers for withdrawals are made automatically (according to the schedule below) based upon the date of withdrawal as authorized by the university official who signs the withdrawal form.

Class: 16 Week Course 8 Week Course 9 Week Course
Drop
Week 1 100% 100% 100%
Week 2 100% 100% 100%
Withdraw
Week 3 50% 50% 50%
Week 4 50% 25% 25%
Week 5 25% 0% 0%
Week 6 25% 0% 0%
Week 7 25% 0% 0%
Week 8 25% 0% 0%
Week 9 0% 0% 0%

If the student does not qualify for a waiver and wishes to petition for a percentage refund due to special circumstances (e.g., medical emergency), the student must fill out the form below and return it to the Office of Student Affairs with a letter of explanation of special circumstances. Additional documentation (such as a doctor's letter of verification) is required. Flat fee tuition refunds are made only if drops and/or withdrawals reduce the credit load below 13 hours (financial aid packages may be affected as a result of this procedure).

Refund of Fees: The matriculation fee, media, art and other class fees are non-refundable.

Undergraduate Tuition Refund/Waiver Form (PDF)

Graduate Students:
The following tuition refund rates apply when a student drops or withdraws from a nine-week course in accordance with University enrollment policies and the refund has been approved. If the student does not qualify for a waiver and wishes to petition for a percentage refund due to special circumstances (e.g., medical emergency), the student must fill out the appropriate form and return it to the Campus Director with a letter of explanation of special circumstances.

Students in California will receive a pro rata refund of tuition if the withdrawal is within 60 percent of the beginning of the enrollment period. All other student refunds/tuition waivers are made according to the following schedule:

Date 16 Week Class 8 or 9 Week Class
Drop: Week 1 100% 100%
Week 2 100% 100%
Withdraw: Week 3 50% 50%
Week 4 50% 25%
Week 5 25% 0%
Week 6 25% 0%
Week 7 25% 0%
Week 8 25% 0%
Week 9 0% 0%

The deposit and refund policies at our European and Asian campuses may differ from the above. Please refer to the catalog of the international campus you are attending for details.

Note: This refund policy does not include laboratory fees associated with a class.