Tuition Refund Policy

Northwestern's tuition refund policy applies to all continuing students (new students are subject to the refund policy except the tuition deposit). This policy takes into consideration the substantial financial commitment made by the University for the education of its students, including the employment of faculty, maintenance of laboratories, clinics, physical plant and administrative operations.

Withdrawals will be calculated from the date on which the student officially withdraws, except in the instance of an incapacitating accident, illness, or death.

Refund process:

  • 100 percent of tuition charges will be refunded if the student withdraws on or before the first day of classes.
  • 90 percent of tuition charges will be refunded if the student withdraws after the first day of class but before 10 percent (in time) of the enrollment period.
  • 50 percent of tuition charges will be refunded if the student withdraws during the time between 10 percent (in time) and 25 percent (in time) of the enrollment period.
  • 25 percent of tuition charges will be refunded if the student withdraws during the time between the end of the first 25 percent (in time) and the end of the first 50 percent (in time) of the enrollment period.
  • No refund will be granted, if withdrawal is made after 50 percent of the enrollment period has passed.
  • All percentages will be rounded.

When a student is entitled to a refund, the funds will be given to the student unless the institution has been required to return an unearned portion of Federal Title IV funds to the Federal Government. If the refund is more than that which is to be returned, then the student will be given the remaining portion. If the refund is less than that which is to be returned to the Federal Government, then the student will be billed for the difference.

For more information, contact the Financial Aid Office.

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