Undergraduate Bulletin and Student Handbook 2018-2019

Refund Policy

Women's College, Evening College, and A2B Students

Refund of any portion of tuition will be made only in the case of official withdrawal from the College through the Office of the Provost. This does not apply to summer terms.

When the Student Has Been Enrolled Percentage of Tuition Refunded
Through the end of add/drop: 100%
Through the next 2 calendar days: 75%
Through the next 7 calendar days: 50%
Through the next 7 calendar days: 25%

Scholarship and grant aid from state or institutional sources are subject to the same withdrawal calculations.

Note that in accordance with federal regulations, students receiving federal financial aid funds are subject to Return of Title IV Policy depending on the date of their official withdrawal petition. Please contact the Office of Tuition Accounts for more information.

Fees are nonrefundable.

Room charges are nonrefundable according to the terms of the housing contract signed by all resident students.

Unused board, prorated by the week, will be refunded only during the first 28 days of the semester. This applies to students who officially withdraw and to students who leave the residence hall but remain as commuting students.

NO REFUNDS ARE ALLOWED AFTER 28 CALENDAR DAYS OF THE SEMESTER.

Note that in accordance with federal regulations, students receiving federal financial aid funds are subject to a Return of Title IV Policy depending on the date of their official withdrawal petition. Please contact the Office of Tuition Accounts for more information.

Students cannot receive a refund generated by Columbia College funds. If a student receives gift aid from federal, state, or private sources in excess of what is needed to cover tuition, room, board, fees and books; Columbia College aid will be reduced so that the account balance is zero.

Online Students

Refund of any portion of tuition will be made only in the case of official withdrawal from the College through the Office of the Provost.

When the Student Has Been Enrolled Percentage of Tuition Refunded
Through the end of add/drop: 100%
After the end of add/drop: 0%

Scholarship and grant aid from state or institutional sources are subject to the same withdrawal calculations.

Note that in accordance with federal regulations, students receiving federal financial aid funds are subject to Return of Title IV Policy depending on the date of their official withdrawal petition. Please contact the Office of Tuition Accounts for more information.

Fees are nonrefundable.