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refunded if required under Title IV (federal aid exceeds allowable billing charges) or a student has graduated or withdrawn from the college.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.
You can also request that a student account credit be transferred to your OneCard with the following conditions: If your Financial Aid process is complete, but your aid is still anticipated (not disbursed), you can transfer up to $600 before disbursement. Also, if you are paying your tuition bill with the CashNet Payment Plan, funds cannot be transferred until the payment plan has been paid in full. To request the transfer email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fall 2020 Refunds will begin to be issued on or about September 17, 2020.
Tuition Refund Insurance (for medical withdrawals) is available through AWG Dewar. 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 is SEPTEMBER 10th for fall and February 5, 2021 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.
The refund policies below are subject to change per semester.
Tuition & Fees- Full Term Classes
Due to the unusual nature of the 2020-2021 academic year, we are extending the 100% refund period for tuition and fees until the end of the 2nd week of classes (the drop deadline).
|1st and 2nd week of classes||100% refund|
|3rd week of classes||75% refund|
|4th week of classes||50% refund|
|5th week of classes||25% refund|
|After 5th week||0% refund|
Tuition & Fees- 7 or 8 week Classes
|1st week of classes||75% refund|
|2nd week of classes||50% refund|
|3rd week of classes||25% refund|
|After 4th week||0% refund|
Due to the unusual nature of the 2020-2021 academic year, we are offering enhanced flexibility for those students who might vacate their rooms within the first two weeks of the semester.
|1st week of classes||100% refund|
|2nd week of classes||90% refund|
|After 2nd week of classes||0% refund|
Refund based on the lesser of days of attendance or meal plan usage during the semester.