Refunds and Withdrawal Waivers


A refund may occur if you drop classes or receive a tuition adjustment, or if your financial aid exceeds your balance owed.  Credits from dropped classes, tuition adjustments, or financial must be posted to the student account before a credit balance is refunded.

Webster University has partnered with BankMobile Disbursements (contract available here) to give you three options for receiving refunds from your tuition account. Once you've received your BankMobile Refund Selection Kit in a bright green envelope with your personal code, visit to choose one of the following 3 refund preferences:

  • Deposit to another bank account.
  • Deposit to a BankMobile Vibe account.
  • Paper Check mailed to you.

Refunds of overpayment or excess financial aid begin each term after the standard term add/drop period. Payments received from third party sponsors are not refunded to students. Unearned Veteran Affairs (VA) benefit payments are returned to the VA in accordance with the VA prorated schedule. Unearned military tuition assistance (TA) payments are refunded back to the sponsoring military branch in accordance with the Department of Defense Memorandum of Understanding.

Withdrawal Waivers (Course Tuition Refunds)

Based on the following schedule, a certain percentage of tuition is waived for courses you drop or from which you withdraw.  If you have been awarded financial aid, review this document and consult your Financial Aid Counselor to determine the effect that dropping or withdrawing from class will have on your award.

Students attending on-campus classes in California or Georgia will receive a refund of tuition as dictated by State requirements. Refunds for affected Department of Defense Tuition Assistance students attending Webster University classes are dictated by our memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the DoD. All other student refunds/tuition waivers, including those for online courses, are made according to the following schedule:

  Class Length
Date 16 weeks 9 weeks 8 weeks 5 weeks 3 weeks
Week 1 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
Week 2 100% 100% 100% N/A N/A
Week 2 N/A N/A N/A 25% 0%
Week 3 50% 50% 50% 0% 0%
Week 4 50% 25% 25% 0% N/A
Week 5 25% 0% 0% 0% N/A
Week 6 25% 0% 0% N/A N/A
Week 7 25% 0% 0% N/A N/A
Week 8 25% 0% 0% N/A N/A
Week 9 0% 0% N/A N/A N/A