Refund Policy

Credit balances are automatically refunded if required under Title IV (federal aid exceeds allowable billing charges) or a student has graduated or withdrawn from the college. All other credit balances can be refunded if a written request has been received by the Billing office and the add/drop date has passed for the semester that the credit balance occurred. To request a term credit go to www.goucher.edu/refund.

Fall 2018 Refunds will be issued on or about September 20, 2018.

Tuition Refund Insurance (for medical withdrawals) is available through AWG Dewar. Starting Fall 2017, full time undergraduate students will be charged automatically for this tuition refund insurance (which also covers fees and room charge) but can opt out if they waive it by the semester deadline (September 30 for fall and February 28 for spring). Visit the Tuition Refund Insurance page.

To submit a refund request to the Billing department please visit our Request a Refund page.

Students Withdrawing From College

An adjustment of semester charges may apply to students who withdraw from all courses of their own accord, based on the refund periods below. Federal Aid will be adjusted in accordance with the Federal Return to Title IV calculation based on days of attendance as a percentage of total days in the semester up until 60% (click here for details).

No adjustments to federal aid will be made once more than 60% of the semester has passed. Institutional aid will be refunded according to the Tuition and Fee refund schedule below. And is based on the date the Registrar's Office receives the Semester Withdrawal form. Any credit balance remaining after these adjustments to the student's account will be refunded. Any remaining balance due must be paid by the student.

Students are billed semester tuition charges based on course loads as of the last day of the drop deadline during the beginning of the semester. Semester tuition charges will not be affected if courses are dropped after that date, unless the student withdraws from the college. The refund policy applies to both matriculating and non-candidate undergraduate students. No adjustment of semester charges will be granted to students who are suspended or expelled for academic or disciplinary reasons. The college reserves the right to suspend or dismiss at any time a student whose academic standing or general conduct is considered unsatisfactory.

Refund/Credit Allowed

100% refund up to 1st day of class

Tuition & Fees

1st week of classes 100% refund
2nd week of classes 90% refund
3rd week of classes 75% refund
4th week of classes 50% refund
5th week of classes 25% refund
After 5th week 0% refund

Room

1st week of classes 100% refund
After 1st week 0% refund

Board

Refund based on the lesser of days of attendance or meal plan usage during the semester.

 

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