Tuition Refund Policy

Fees are non-refundable after the first week of the semester. To receive a 100 percent refund of tuition and fees for traditional 15- or 12-week courses, the official Change of Registration/Leave of Absence/Withdraw form must be completed and received by the Registrar’s office on or before the last day of the first week of the semester. After the appropriate form has been received, the refund schedule published in the schedule of classes will be applied. Refund schedules are available on the Clarkson College website and in the Student Accounts office. A change of registration fee will be assessed to the student’s account for change in registration beginning the second week of the semester.

To receive a 100 percent refund of tuition and fees for a six week online course, the official Change of Registration/Leave of Absence/Withdraw form must be completed and received by the Registrar’s office no later than the second business day of the session. Fees are nonrefundable after the second business day. A change of registration fee will be assessed to the student’s account beginning the third day of the course.

Clarkson College tuition refunds will be credited to the student’s account. It is the student’s responsibility to be aware of the tuition refund policy and to pay remaining balances by the tuition payment due date.

Only the Student Accounts Coordinator can approve exceptions to the tuition and fee refund schedule. Deans, directors, faculty members and staff are not authorized to make exceptions. Refunds are calculated based on the date the completed paperwork is received by the Registrar.

Note: It is strongly recommended that students consult with a Financial Aid counselor prior to withdrawing from or dropping any classes. A change in credit hour enrollment may result in the return of financial funds to the source from which they originated (i.e. the U.S. Department of Education, the student loan lender or agency). Returned funds may result in a charge to the student’s account and may result in a balance due for which the student will be responsible for immediate repayment.