Tuition Refund Policy

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Northwestern's Institutional Refund Policy for tuition applies to all continuing students. New students are also subject to the refund policy except for the nonrefundable 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, technology and administrative operations. These commitments are made in advance of each trimester and withdawals leave vacancies unable to be filled until the next matriculation period.

Tuition refund schedule - Winter 2018

Withdrawals are calculated from the date on which the student officially withdraws from their academic program. 

Academic programIf the date of withdrawal is:Percent of tuition refunded
For classes starting on 01/03/2018 On or before 01/12/2018 100%
01/13/2018 to 01/27/2018 50%
01/28/2018 to 02/22/2018 25%
02/23/2018 to end of term   0%
Undergraduate (Accelerated Courses) 
      Accelerated Courses Part 1
On or before 01/03/2018 100%
01/04/2018 to 01/07/2018 90%
01/08/2018 to 01/15/2018 50%
01/16/2018 to 01/28/2018 25%
      Accelerated Courses Part 2 



On or before 02/26/2018 100%
02/27/2018 to 03/02/2018 90%
03/03/2018 to 03/09/2018 50%

03/10/2018 to 03/21/2018


Return of Federal Title IV funds

When a student is entitled to a tuition 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. Return of Title IV funds calculations will be done first before Northwestern's refund policy for tuition.

If the tuition refund is more than that which is to be returned to Federal Government, then the student will be given the remaining portion. If the refund is less than that which is to be returned, then the student will be billed for the difference.

Review the Federal Title IV Return Policy.


If you have questions, contact the Financial Aid Office.

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