2017–2018 Tuition Refund Schedule


Tuition, room and board, and other special fees are due in full on the first day of the given semester. Students unable to make the full payment must make other arrangements with Student Account Services by the first day of each semester. If a student must drop a class after the last day to add and drop classes, they will be issued a refund based on the following dates of drop. Please keep in mind that dropping classes can have an impact on financial aid as well as tuition charges.

Room and board will be prorated on an individual basis determined by the date of check out of the dorms and usage of the meal plan.

Tuition charges/refunds are determined as of the date drop/add forms or withdrawal forms are accepted by the Registrar's Office. There are some classes that do not follow the refund schedule for the term as they either do not meet for the entire term or meet for only a few sessions. Those refund schedules are listed below the current academic year.

Some classes may not follow the semester refund schedule, such as many graduate classes, internships, directed studies and classes that only meet a few times during the semester. Please see the session refund dates listed below the terms.

Fall Semester 2017

  • 100%: August 23, 2017—September 01, 2017
  • 80%: September 03, 2017—September 08, 2017
  • 60%: September 09, 2017—September 15, 2017
  • 40%: September 16, 2017—September 22, 2017
  • 0%: After September 23, 2017

Spring Semester 2018

  • 100%: January 16, 2018—January 24, 2018
  • 80%: January 25, 2018—January 31, 2018
  • 60%: February 1, 2018—February 7, 2018
  • 40%: February 8, 2018—February 14, 2018
  • 0%: After February 14, 2018

May Term 2018

  • 100%: May 14, 2018—May 21, 2018
  • 50%: May 22, 2018—May 25, 2018
  • 25%: May 26, 2018—May 29, 2018
  • 0%: After May 29, 2018

Graduate Summer Term 2018 *

*only for term length classes, please see below for refund schedules that meet fewer times.

  • 100%: May 14, 2018—May 21, 2018
  • 80%: May 22, 2018—May 29, 2018
  • 60%: May 30, 2018—June 05, 2018
  • 40%: June 06, 2018—June 12, 2018
  • 0%: After June 12, 2018

UnderGraduate Summer Term 2018 (A & AB Block)*

*only for term length classes, please see below for refund schedules that meet fewer times.

  • 100%: June 11, 2018—June 18, 2018
  • 50%: June 19, 2018—June 25, 2018
  • 25%: June 25, 2018—July 02, 2018
  • 0%: After July 02, 2018

UnderGraduate Summer Term 2018 (B Block)

  • 100%: July 1, 2018—July 16, 2018
  • 50%: July 16, 2018—July 20, 2018
  • 25%: July 21, 2018—July 24, 2018
  • 0%: After July 24, 2018

9 - 12 Week Sessions Refund Schedule

  • 100%: Prior to the first session.
  • 100%: After the first session, prior to the second session.
  • 60% After the second session, prior to the third session.
  • 40%:After the third session, prior to the fourth session.
  • 0%: After the fourth session.

6 - 8 Sessions Refund Schedule

  • 100%: Prior to the first session.
  • 100%: After the first session, prior to the second session.
  • 50%: After the second session, prior to the third session.
  • 25%: After the third session, prior to the fourth session.
  • 0%: After the fourth session.

Saturday Seminar 4 - 5 Sessions Refund Schedule

  • 100%: Prior to the first session.
  • 50%: After the first, prior to the second session.
  • 0%: After the second session.

Grad Weekend 2 Sessions Refund Schedule

  • Note: It will not be possible to receive a refund after the starting date of a one-, two-, or three-session seminar.
  • 100%: Prior to the first session.
  • 0%: After the first session.

Mini Sessions 2-3 Sessions Refund Schedule

  • Note: It will not be possible to receive a refund after the starting date of a one-, two-, or three-session seminar.
  • 100%: Prior to the first session.
  • 0%: After the first session.

Uncashed Refunds

If a Student Account Receivable refund, contains any federal loan or grant monies and has not been cashed after 90 days of issuance, Westminster College will return the funds to the Department of Education.

If a Student Account Receivable refund does NOT contain any federal loan or grant monies, Westminster College will attempt to locate the student for a period of 3 years. After 3 years the College will send the monies to the State Unclaimed Property Division.

Tuition Refund Insurance by GradGuard™

Westminster College is pleased to offer GradGuard™ Tuition Refund Insurance and Student Protection Plan. This program provides students with an exclusive suite of benefits designed to help protect you during your academic careers.

GradGuard Tuition Refund Insurance, underwritten by Markel Insurance Company, will refund your family for the cost of tuition, room and board, and other eligible academic fees and costs (up to your chosen policy limits) should you be unable to complete an academic term, as recommended by a doctor, for a covered medical reason.

The GradGuard Student Protection Plan is a bundle of student benefits that includes valuable coverage for their cell phone, ID theft and resolution services, and local and national retail discounts. In addition, the Student Protection Plan provides $25,000 of coverage for a student if a parent dies accidentally while they are in school.

For complete terms and conditions of each benefit, please visit GradGuard.

Coverages may vary by state. Tuition Refund Insurance is underwritten by Markel Insurance Company, Deerfield, IL. Administrative office, Waukesha, WI. If a withdrawal is due to a mental health issue, a hospitalization stay of at least 24 hours, within 30 days of the date of withdrawal, is required. In some states, this requirement may be modified to a 2-day hospitalization.

This information is valid as of March 2015. For the most up-to-date program information, please visit GradGuard

The GradGuard Student Protection Plan includes membership in College Parents of America. Benefits are subject to change annually. For complete terms and conditions of each benefit please visit GradGuard

Customer Service Information Hours: 8am-9pm EST, Monday- Saturday

  • For families interested in purchasing a policy or getting additional information, please use this toll-free number: 888-541-4843
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